Squar Milner Expansion Strengthens San Diego Presence

By October 24, 2018 News

Squar Milner combines with two Partners of Oliva Goddard & Wright to bolster one of the top full service accounting firms in San Diego

Squar Milner LLP, one of the largest California based independent accounting and consulting firms, expands significantly in San Diego, strengthening their longtime presence in the County.  Squar Milner has offices throughout California with over 500 professionals and staff.

Squar Milner is pleased to announce that two Partners as well as some associates of Oliva Goddard & Wright (“OGW”) will be joining Squar Milner in their San Diego office.  The effective date of the combination will be November 1st, 2018. OGW is a full-service accounting firm, which offers a broad range of services for business owners, executives, and independent professionals.

“The combination will bolster our presence in San Diego.  We have been operating in San Diego since 1951 and are already a top ten firm, but the addition of the OGW partners and staff will truly expand our presence in certain key industry groups,” said Steve Milner, Managing Partner, Squar Milner LLP.

The Partners who will be joining Squar Milner include Tom Goddard and Phil Wright.

About Squar Milner

Squar Milner is one of the nation’s largest accounting firms as well as one of the largest independent accounting and advisory firms in California and in the West. Squar Milner has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newport Beach, San Diego, Encino, San Mateo, Oakland and the Cayman Islands. Squar Milner was established in 1951.

Our financial and accounting professionals provide high-end tax, audit, accounting, and consulting services to closely held businesses and SEC companies, their owners, and middle-to-high net worth individuals. We also provide high quality consulting in connection with litigation support, bankruptcy and forensic accounting, and financial planning.

About Oliva Goddard and Wright

Oliva Goddard & Wright (“OGW”) is a full-service accounting firm providing a wide range of Tax, Accounting and Consultation Services.

Thomas R. Goddard (Tom) has been a partner of the Firm for 23 years. Mr. Goddard’s practice includes income tax planning and preparation for businesses and individuals inclusive of international compliance. Additionally, he has significant experience in the restaurant industry. Other services include IRS and state audit representation, estate and succession planning and business consultation.

Philip T. Wright (Phil) joined the Firm in 1998 and was named partner in 2008. Mr. Wright heads the compliance department and manages all audit, review and assurance engagements. He maintains a portfolio of business, not-for-profit and individual income tax clients as well as assists in choice of entity and retirement planning.

With a wealth of public and private accounting experience, Mr. Wright brings a diverse technical expertise to the Firm. His tax and assurance experience provide a well-rounded and dynamic resource to the Firm environment. He assists companies in various industries including, manufacturing, biotech, advertising, construction, medical, engineering, farming, entertainment, retail, and real estate.