David Ellis


Ellis & Ellis Certified Public Accountants
Pasadena, California, USA

Certified Public Accountants

Professional Summary

David Ellis is the managing partner of Ellis & Ellis, CPAs, Inc. located in Pasadena, California. He has over 25 years of experience in the practice of Divorce, Trust/Estate, and other family tax matters. He is an advisor in matters pertaining to Trust, Estate, and Corporate Taxation to the Los Angeles County Office of the Public Guardian. The firm also provides other general tax services and IRS representation. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California in Communication Arts and Sciences. He is a frequent writer and speaker on various tax subjects, and has provided continuing education services to other CPAs and tax professional in the area of Divorce, Trust, and Estate Taxation. An article that he recently co-authored entitled The Tax Consequences of Dividing Marital Property can be found in the December 2014 issue of Practical Tax Strategies, a national professional tax publication.

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Ellis & Ellis Certified Public Accountants
Pasadena, California, USA 91101
Certified Public Accountants
1984 - Present
Responsible for planning, preparation and financial reporting of compilation, review and audited financial statements; manage overall audit engagements and prepare audited financial statements for privately held businesses as well as subsidiaries of a $600 million publicly held company.

Oversee, review and prepare all elements of tax compliance for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, individuals and fiduciary entities, including representation before the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, other tax authorities and governmental agencies; audit and appeals representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board and other tax authorities (California State Board of Equalization, California Employment Development Department and various out-of-state tax authorities.) Perform forensic accounting services in divorce and debt collection cases. Provide expert witness testimony as to same.

Perform forensic accounting and litigation support, including expert witness services relating to various accounting, fraud and tax compliance matters in numerous matters of corporate business litigation. Serve as special accounting and tax advisor to LA County Public Guardian and LA County Counsel in a complex and long running conservatorship case involving embezzlement from a family business as well as numerous other accounting and tax issues.


BA, Communication, Arts and Sciences (Cum Laude) 1982
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, United States
Member of Speech and Debate Team, 1978 through 1982, winning numerous awards, including First and Second Speaker, Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament, 1978 and 1979, respectively.

Life Member Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha Forensic Honor Society, 1982

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant(CPA)

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