HCVT Welcomes Nine New Partners

HCVT-(2).jpgLos Angeles, CA. January 1, 2020 - The partners of Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP (HCVT) are pleased to announce nine professionals have been admitted to the partnership, the largest partner group since the inception of the firm in 1991.

New partners from the Encino office:
Michael Korbekian, Audit Partner
Michael provides audit and assurance services to middle-market private companies. His industry experience includes serving clients in the manufacturing, retail, distribution, and professional services industry sectors. Michael also a member of the investigative analytics team, and using forensic data analytics, he helps to assess and detect instances of fraud.
michael.korbekian@hcvt.com | 818.849.3149

Ekta Malhotra, Audit Partner
Ekta serves middle-market private companies and serves clients in all phases of the business cycle, from start-up, emerging growth, mature, and business owners seeking liquidity events. Ekta provides mergers and acquisition services, including quality of earnings analysis, working capital analysis, post-closing adjustments, and other transaction advisory services.
ekta.malhotra@hcvt.com | 310.566.1959

New partner from the Irvine office:
John Samtoy, International Tax Partner
John specializes in international tax consulting and compliance services. He has experience serving private equity clients, high net worth individuals, and closely held businesses across a variety of industries. John helps private equity clients with investor documentation, withholding, structuring and reporting offshore investments, and FATCA and CRS compliance.
john.samtoy@hcvt.com | 714.361.7685

New partner from the Long Beach office:
Rosario Bobadilla Farias, Audit Partner
Rosarios provides audit services to clients in the manufacturing, retail, and distribution industry sector. Rosario has significant experience in the aerospace and grocery industry sectors. Rosario also serves clients in the entertainment industry. Her entertainment clients include film finance, producers, and film distributors.
rosario.bobadilla-farias@hcvt.com | 562.216.5530

New partner from the Pasadena office:
Daren Mesrobian, Valuation Advisory Services
Daren leads HCVT’s Valuation Advisory Services practice. He has extensive experience performing valuations of business enterprises, equity securities, and intellectual property for a variety of purposes, including financial (GAAP/IFRS) and tax reporting, mergers and acquisitions planning, gift and estate tax planning, reorganizations and restructurings, capital raising activities, joint venture planning, buy-sell agreements, eminent domain, and stockholder disputes.
daren.mesrobian@hcvt.com | 626.463.7266

New partner from the West Los Angeles office:
Sonny Heshmati, Tax Partner
Sonny provides tax consulting and compliance services to high net worth individuals and their related entities and closely held businesses. His industry experience includes serving clients in the real estate industry, and he has experience with all asset classes, including residential, commercial and industrial. Sonny also serves clients in the professional services industry and specializes in serving law firms.
sonny.heshmati@hcvt.com | 310.566.6824

New partners from the Westlake Village office:
Garrett Cushing, Tax Partner
Garrett provides tax consulting and compliance services to high net worth individuals and family offices. In serving his high net worth clientele, Garrett addresses the tax complexities associated with real estate, aircraft, and yacht ownership. His clients include young entrepreneurs with first- generation wealth, and he consults with his clients to maximize the tax savings related to Qualified Small Business Stock. Garrett also has experience serving clients in the real estate industry sector.
garrett.cushing@hcvt.com | 805.413.7542

Eniko Early, Tax Partner
Eniko specializes in individual tax compliance and planning, trust analysis, compliance and administration, estate and gift tax planning and compliance, and investment partnerships. Eniko assists her clients in evaluating the tax implications associated with forming and reaching their legacy goals, working hand in hand with the client and their estate planning attorney.
eniko.early@hcvt.com | 805.413.1715

Sarah Tewner, Tax Partner
Sarah provides tax compliance and consulting services to private, family-owned business across numerous  industry sectors including the manufacturing, retail, and distribution industry sector. Sarah also provides tax consulting and compliance services to high net worth individuals and their related entities. Sarah addresses complex tax issues associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including the Qualified Business Income Deduction (Section 199A), and Limitation on Business Interest Deduction (Section 163(j)).
sarah.tewner@hcvt.com | 805.413.1729

About HCVT:
The firm provides tax, audit and assurance, business management, and mergers & acquisition services to private companies, closely held businesses, public companies, and high net worth individuals and family offices. The team consists of nearly 700 members, including over 100 partners and principals. HCVT serves its clients from nine offices in Southern California and offices in Northern California, Ft. Worth, Texas, Park City, Utah, and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm is highly specialized and focuses on specific industries and market niches. To learn  more about HCVT, see www.hcvt.com.