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Partners & Professionals

Clients who work with our firm regard the HBLA team of professionals as a strategic partner in achieving their goals.

Partners


David B. Lang, CPA, MBT

David B. LangPartner/Director of Tax Services, has expertise in the areas of individual, corporate, partnership, and fiduciary taxation. He services clients in professional services, health care, real estate, engineering and construction, consulting, and a variety of other high-growth closely-held businesses.
 
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Tax Section
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Orange County Community College District, Trustee
  • American Jewish Committee - Orange County Chapter, Past President & Board Member
  • Treasurer, Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County
  • Board of Directors, Orange Coast Estate Planning Council

Education
  • BS, Accounting, Penn State University
  • MBT, University of Southern California

(949) 833-2815 ext.213
david@hbla.com


Larry S. Geselowitz, CPA

Larry S. GeselowitzCEO/Managing Partner, with more than 30 years of experience, Larry has worked extensively with privately owned business clients in a variety of industries. As Director of Audit and Accounting Services, he is responsible for monitoring all audit, review and compilation services performed by the firm.
 
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Board of Directors, Irvine Chamber of Commerce

Education
  • BCom, Accounting, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Hons.B.Acc, University of South Africa, South Africa.

(949) 833-2815 ext.231
larryg@hbla.com

 

Paul A. Castillo, CPA

Audit Partner
, has over thirteen years of experience in public accounting. He manages the daily operations of the Auditing and Accounting department, is responsible for training and mentoring of staff, and supervises audit, review and compilation assignments for HBLA's clients in the manufacturing, service, not-for-profit, information technology, and other industries.
 
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education
  • BA, Accounting, California State University, Sacramento

(949) 833-2815 ext.229
paul@hbla.com


Dov Lazarus, CPA

Dov LazarusAudit Partner, Dov has expertise in the areas of audits, valuations, business appraisals, compilations, and reviews. His experience includes over 7 years with Price Waterhouse conducting audits for small to medium-sized businesses and large corporate clients, evaluating internal controls and accounting systems. Dov also successfully owned and operated a multi-million dollar business for 11 years before joining HBLA.
 
Professional Affiliations
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education
  • BCom, Accounting, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Hons.B.Acc, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

(949) 833-2815 ext.245
dov@hbla.com


Jonathan P. Schubert, CPA, MST

Jonathan P. SchubertTax Partner, Jon has over 16 years of experience in public accounting. He provides tax planning and compliance services for HBLA clients. He has extensive experience in consolidated multi-state corporations, high net worth individuals, family-owned businesses, and partnerships. Jon's background includes providing services for clients in healthcare, real estate, construction, and manufacturing.
 
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Education
  • BS, Accounting, University of Southern California
  • MST, Golden Gate University
 
(949) 833-2815 ext.227
jonathan@hbla.com 
 
  

Victor K. Hausmaninger, CPA

Victor K. HausmaningerFounding Partner, Vic immigrated with his parents to Orange County from Austria, and has spent his entire career as a certified public accountant, serving as Audit Partner with Deloitte & Touche. In 1985, he formed HBLA where he re-engineered his “big 4” experience and standards and offered accounting services to privately owned businesses and their owners at reasonable rates. Vic's background includes extensive experience in professional service corporations, manufacturing, high technology, real estate, financial institutions, construction, and distribution.

 
 
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • YMCA of Orange County, Director
  • International Bible Society, Director
  • Mihaylo College of Business, Cal State Fullerton, Executive Council

Education
  • BS, Accounting, California State University, Fullerton businesses.

(949) 833-2815 ext.216
vic@hbla.com


Edward E. Benoe, CPA, MST

Edward E. BenoeFounding Partner, has extensive experience providing audit, tax, and consulting services for ERISA benefit plans, professional services, and nonprofit organizations. Ed is a founding partner of HBLA.

Education
  • Bachelors Degree, Accounting, University of St. Thomas
  • Masters of Taxation, Golden Gate University

Affiliations
  • Past Chairman, Vice Chairman of Finance, Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Past Chairman, Irvine Public Schools Foundation
  • Board Member, Catholic Charities of Orange County

(949) 833-2815 ext.215
ed@hbla.com


Robert J. Lorenzetti

Principal, Bob has more than twenty years professional experience serving as strategic business advisor in securing both debt and equity placements for clients seeking to grow their businesses while assisting them in achieving their long-term financial objectives. He has ten years of direct public sector accounting services experience with a specialization in tax preparation, compliance and dispute engagements relating to complex and technical tax-related issues. Bob's distinguished background also includes serving in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer for a multitude of privately held companies in the real estate, financial services, and technology market sectors.

Professional Affiliations
  • Associate member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Alumni Association of Loyola Marymount University
  • Officer, Board of Directors, Balboa Yacht Club, Newport Beach

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance, Loyola Marymount University.

(949) 336-4462 Direct Line
bobl@hbla.com

 


Professionals

Samantha Ter-Kasarian, CPA

Samantha Ter-KasarianAudit Manager, Samantha has over eight years of experience in public accounting with HBLA. A native of Southern California, Samantha obtained her BA degree from California State University at San Diego. She is an audit manager and manages all ERISA audit assignments for HBLA clients.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Board Member, Western Pension & Benefits Council
  • Member, AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
 
Education
  • BA, Accounting, Cal State University at San Diego
 
(949) 833-2815
samantha@hbla.com

Larry Evans

Larry EvansBookkeeping Manager, has over 20 years of accounting experience in all aspects of accounting and tax returns, including owning his own bookkeeping and tax service before joining HBLA. His ability to closely analyze complex business transaction documents, and accurately administer accounting principles, has created positive results for our clients. Larry oversees the day-to-day operations of HBLA’s bookkeeping services.

Education
  • BA, Accounting, California State University, Fullerton
  • Quickbooks Pro Advisor
 
 
 
(949) 833-2815 ext. 218
 


Ginny Fedrich

Ginny FedrichFirm Administrator, with over 23 years of experience with HBLA, Ginny oversees the day-to-day operations and works closely with the firm shareholders in the management of the firm. Her role includes managing the functional areas of human resources, finance, employment, facilities, and technology. She is actively involved in community service, enjoys golf and is an avid gardener.

Professional Affiliations
  • Director of Membership, National Board of Association of Accounting Administrators
  • Current member and past Vice President of Orange County Chapter Association of Accounting Administrators
  • Recipient of the 2012 Association of Accounting Administration's ACE (Achievement, Commitment, and Excellence) award

 
(949) 833-2815 ext.225
ginny@hbla.com

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