New Partner Announcement

By January 14, 2020 Newsroom
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Squar Milner LLP is pleased to announce that David Yu, Jigna Doshi, Justin Demere, Lisa Yamakawa and Thomas Ohlgren have been promoted to Tax Partner, effective January 1, 2020.

“The tax partners admitted this year were a unique group because of the very different and diverse paths each of them took to become a partner which ranged from a former Squar Milner internship participant that spent her entire career at the firm to a senior manager that joined the firm only 11 months prior to being admitted. Our new partners are a wonderful display of the career opportunities, diversity, and firm succession that exist at Squar Milner. I am very proud of their accomplishments and partner admittance.” 

Craig Weaver, Partner-in-Charge of Tax Services & Los Angeles Regional Managing Partner.

Meet Our New Partners

David Yu has over 12 years of tax compliance and consulting experience in public accounting. He has extensive experience working with a broad variety of clients, including corporations, pass‐through entities, and high net worth individuals, across various industries, including real estate, manufacturing and distribution, technology, and entertainment. He has also written several articles for the AICPA publication, The Tax Adviser. David holds a Master’s degree from Golden Gate University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Biola University.

Jigna Doshi offers over 15 years of experience in public tax and accounting, providing clients with tailored compliance and consulting services. She serves a number of industries include manufacturing, wholesale trade and distribution, retail, real estate, media and technology, and restaurant. Her experience includes working with limited liability companies, flow-through entities, family-owned and closely held businesses, high-net-worth individuals, in regards to corporate tax, SALT and international tax. She also represents clients before the IRS, the Franchise Tax Board and other state tax authorities. Jigna earned both her Master and Bachelor degrees from Gujarat University in India.

Justin Demere joined the firm in January 2010. He provides tax consulting and compliance services for clients in the real estate sector, including multi-family, residential, retail, and commercial real estate developers and owners, and private REITS. Justin has considerable experience working with real estate clients throughout the life cycle of a project, including advising on structuring entities, transaction modeling, acquisition and disposition analysis and strategies. Additionally, he has been involved in structuring and compliance related to foreign investment in U.S. real estate. Justin also has extensive experience with partnership allocation issues. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego.

Lisa Yamakawa has over 15 years of tax compliance and consulting experience, servicing high-net-worth individuals and their closely-held businesses. She has experience working with real estate clients, including residential, retail and commercial real estate developers and owners, entertainment companies and service providers. Lisa’s background includes diverse experience in the areas of individual and flow-through taxation and helping clients maximize their tax savings. She specializes in working with family groups, taking care of all the individual family needs, as well as trusts, foundations and business entities owned by families. With a strong emphasis on “flow-through entity” structures, her focus is on the interplay between company and individual. Lisa holds an accounting degree from the University of California, Riverside.

Thomas Ohlgren has significant experience managing and directing large (up to 200+ entities) projects related to International & Domestic tax compliance as well as special projects surrounding companies with a multi-jurisdictional presence. He works with a variety of multi-national services, including tax account analysis, domestic and international tax compliance, earning and profits reconciliation, ASC 740 and federal and state tax controversy in industries such as consumer finance, leasing, real estate, energy, treasury and healthcare. Tom has a diverse background serving a variety of clients, from Fortune 500 to S-Corporations, start-ups, closely-held private entities and high net-worth individuals. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honor, from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.