John E. Saunders, CPA, CFE

John Saunders has been a partner of LGSH LLP, since 2000 and has over 30 years of business and accounting experience. John provides tax planning and management consulting advice to closely held, family-owned businesses, partnerships and high net worth individuals who own those businesses. John specializes in the financial needs of his clients’ lives, integrating businesses and their owners’ income tax, estate tax, financial investing and succession planning. John has extensive experience serving clients in the real estate industry including real estate owners, developers, HUD operators, property management, health care providers and ambulatory surgical centers.

John also provides business management functions including insurance review, check- writing, cash management and financial statement preparation.  He has acted as a Professional Trustee and performed key trustee responsibilities including transfer and inventory of assets, collection of income and monitoring of investments, establishing appropriate investment strategies, carrying out duties to beneficiaries, navigating tax issues, undertaking record keeping responsibilities and distribution of trust remainder.

John’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in accounting from California State University, Northridge. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in California and Nevada and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

John and his wife enjoy spending time with their two daughters, sons-in-law and their five grandchildren. He is also actively involved in philanthropy, both as the Executive Director of a family foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Water Buffalo Club--a group that provides financial and management resources to small charities dedicated to fostering the well-being of underserved and at-risk youth in Los Angeles County.