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Norman R. Capper, MST, CPA


As the firm’s founding and managingpartner, Norm Capper has over 48years of experience in accounting, taxation, management consulting andfinance. He assumes primary responsibility for firm clients whose industriesinclude manufacturing, retail, wholesale, real estate, service, technology,and construction.

He is a tax specialist with a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Golden GateUniversity and consults in a wide variety of areas including businessformation, sale, and dissolution, mergers and acquisitions, executivecompensation, partnership and syndicate structuring, employee fringebenefits, retirement, estate, family succession, and real estate planning.

Norm serves on the advisory Board to the Dean of Taxation of Golden GateUniversity and has fostered a strong affiliation between the firm and GoldenGate, resultingin many of the firm’s partners and employees havingbecome graduates of the Master’s in Taxation Program.

In the mid 1980’s and into the 1990’s Norm was an early advocate of mid-range and low-end accounting software, and he continues to advise clientsinthese areas. In the area of management consulting, Norm worksextensively with business owners on financial statement analysis andinterpretation. He has developed integrated reporting techniques forassisting business owners with historical financial statement analysisincluding ratio, trend, cash flow analysis, as well as relational industrycomparisons. In addition Norm designs and consults in the areas ofoperational and cash flow projections.

In the late 1990’s he studiedand received his certification inBusinessValuation through the AICPA and consequently advises in the area ofbusiness venture funding, acquisition and divestiture, as well as areasaffecting estate planning.

Norm has discussed tax laws and advice on KQED radio. He has been apublic speaker in the area of real estate tax law. He serves on the board ofa local charity.

In addition to Golden Gate University, Norm is a 1975 graduate of theUniversity of San Francisco with a BS. Degree in Accounting (Dean’s List,Cum Laude). He is a member of the California Society of Certified PublicAccountants.