About Us

Michael Russo, CPA

Michael Russo is the Managing Partner of Michael Russo & Company, a preeminent Los Angeles CPA firm focused on the unique and complex needs of businesses, business owners and their families and high net worth individuals.

Michael is a highly recognized Los Angeles CPA and business professional with over 40 years of experience. Michael has been featured on National and Southern California television and radio programs, Business Week magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and various local newspapers regarding federal and state tax policy and issues regarding business and entrepreneurship. He has been a featured speaker to thousands regarding numerous tax and business topics. He is the creator and leader of the acclaimed program entitled, “The Art of Running a Business,” guiding many entrepreneurs on the business and tax issues of running a business through strategic thinking.

Professional Experience:

  • Michael Russo & Company – Managing Partner 1986- Present
  • Ernst & Young/Kenneth Leventhal and Company – Tax Supervisor 1979-1985
  • Deloitte & Touche – Audit Senior 1974-1979

Education and Professional Credentials:

  • Certified Public Accountant – California Board of Accountancy
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • California State University Northridge –B.S. Accounting, Summa Cum Laude
  • Loyola Law School
  • University of Southern California – Business Taxation Program

Loan Pham

Loan has a B.S. in Accounting and has worked in the accounting industry since 1994. She’s been a licensed CPA since 2001. Loan has been with Michael Russo & Company since November 2007. She specializes in individual, corporate, and partnership tax. Loan became a CPA because she enjoys solving problems and helping people. She enjoys the mental stimulation of keeping up to date with the newest policies, using that knowledge to help clients reduce their taxes. Her ability to properly advise clients, grow with them every year, and see them happy is the most rewarding part of the job for her.

William Lee

William has a B.S. in Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is licensed as a CPA in California. He’s been a part of the Michael Russo & Company since February 2013. His industry experience includes entertainment/film, franchise businesses, online retail businesses, manufacturing, and real estate. William became a CPA because of his strong interest in knowing how businesses operate.

Linda Liu

Linda has a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from UCSB. She has worked in the tax and financial accounting industry for three years and primarily works with individuals and businesses (corporations, LLCs, and partnerships).

Give us a call to schedule a consultation with Michael or one of the members of our team (818) 501 – 6644.