BPM Partner Tony Gales Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s Minority Leaders of Influence

LONG BEACH, Calif., Apr. 26, 2021BPM LLP, one of the 50 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the country, announces that Tony Gales, a Tax Partner in the firm’s Long Beach office, has been selected as one of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Minorities of Influence: CPAs,” which recognizes the top minority CPAs and accountants in the region.

“It is a sincere honor to be included alongside so many respected members of the Los Angeles business community,” said Gales. “I am proud to be a part of a firm that champions diversity and empowerment for all of its colleagues.”

With nearly 30 years of public accounting experience, Gales helps untangle the intricacies of federal, state and local tax laws to uncover and plan for tax opportunities clients can leverage to achieve their financial goals. With expertise across dozens of the region’s most critical industries, including technology, life sciences and real estate, he has the depth of knowledge and experience to create tax plans tailored to each organization’s unique issues. Gales studies clients’ business needs, considers the issues and opportunities and develops the right financial strategies to meet their short-and long-term needs.

“Tony is the sort of professional who’s not only invested in his clients, but the entire ecosystem in which they operate, including the local business community and their broader industry sectors,” said BPM CEO Jim Wallace. “Our brand promise at BPM is Because People Matter, and Tony ensures his clients and colleagues know that they matter – which is the key to his incredible influence.”

Gales’ recognition is just the latest award earned by BPM and its team this spring. In 2021 alone, BPM was listed among Accounting Today’s “Top 100 Firms,” the 2021 Best of Accounting™ award winners for the sixth consecutive year based on client service excellence, and Forbes’ “Best Tax and Accounting Firms” for the second consecutive year. Additionally, Tax Supervisor Annie Azevedo was named to the North Bay Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” awards.

These outstanding achievements further credential BPM’s diverse and exceptional team and evidence their dedication to delivering unmatched client service.

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