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  • 5120 Birch Street, Suite 200
  • Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Telephone: (949) 752-0660
  • Fax: (949) 752-5140
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Allen L. Basso, CPA

Partner
  • Office Line: (949) 752-0660
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Allen L. Basso, CPA, has been a financial and business consultant since 1973. Prior to joining Smith, Linden & Basso, LLP in 1977, Al was with KPMG, LLP (formerly Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.) an international certified public accounting firm, where Al provided financial accounting and consulting services for Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held businesses. His clients consisted primarily of manufacturing, distribution, real estate and construction companies.

Al specializes in the areas of "proactive" business planning and consulting, structuring of mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and business entity reorganization, restructuring and formation. He has primary responsibility for general business and transactional consulting and analysis, "deal" structuring, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and overall tax planning for corporations and highly compensated individuals.

Al graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks
  • Pacific Club, Newport Beach, CA.

Scott H. Harada, CPA

Partner
  • Direct Dial: (949) 825-7171
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Scott began his public accounting career in 1978 with Price Waterhouse, LLP upon graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He has been with Smith, Linden and Basso, LLP since 1982 where he has concentrated on various aspects of taxation.

Tax and business planning for high net worth and highly compensated individuals and closely held businesses are areas of Scott's expertise. However, he also specializes in the taxation of partnerships, corporations, trusts, oil and gas, real estate transactions and the tax implications of business mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. Additionally, Scott has experience in estate and gift planning, fiduciary accounting as determined by the California Uniform Principal and Income Act.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Taxation Division
  • California State Society of Certified Public Accountants Long Beach, Orange County Chapter - Taxation Committee, Estate & Trust Committee
  • Orange County Estate Planning Council



Gordon E. Michie, CPA

Partner
  • Direct Dial: (949) 825-7181
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Gordon E. Michie, CPA, has been fortunate to have had both public and private industry accounting experience, and brings that broad based business background to the clients we serve. Prior to joining Smith, Linden & Basso, LLP in 1984, Gordon worked in the private sector at Far West Financial Corporation and Smith International, Inc. where he was primarily involved in the areas of treasury, financial analysis, and establishment of internal control policies and procedures. Gordon's prior public accounting experience with Price Waterhouse included auditing and consulting for both Fortune 500 and closely held entities. He has specific expertise in the manufacturing, construction and government contracting areas.

Gordon has primary responsibility for the compilation, review or audit of the financial statements of our clients. He provides management consulting services in the areas of accounting systems and procedures, financial analysis, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions.

Gordon also provides litigation support and forensic accounting services. He is a qualified expert witness before the Orange County Superior Court and Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services and has testified to areas such as business valuations and cash flows as well as having provided written reports to the U.S. District Court in criminal tax matters. He also provides financial investigative services to entities suspecting employee fraud and has assisted in the prosecution of those employees.

Gordon is a 1977 graduate of California State University at Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Management Consulting Services Division
  • California State Society of Certified Public Accountants