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Norman R. Capper, MST, CPA


As the firm’s founding and managing partner, Norm Capper has over 39 years of experience in accounting, taxation, management consulting and finance. He assumes primary responsibility for firm clients whose industries include manufacturing, retail, wholesale, real estate, service, technology, and construction.

He is a tax specialist with a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University and consults in a wide variety of areas including business formation, sale, and dissolution, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, partnership and syndicate structuring, employee fringe benefits, retirement, estate, family succession, and real estate planning. Norm serves on the advisory Board to the Dean of Taxation of Golden Gate University and has fostered a strong affiliation between the firm and Golden Gate, resulting in many of the firm’s partners and employees having become 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 clients in these areas. In the area of management consulting, Norm works extensively with business owners on financial statement analysis and interpretation. He has developed integrated reporting techniques for assisting business owners with historical financial statement analysis including ratio, trend, cash flow analysis, as well as relational industry comparisons. In addition Norm designs and consults in the areas of operational and cash flow projections. In the late 1990’s he studied Business Valuation through the AICPA and consequently advises in the area of business venture funding, acquisition and divestiture.

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

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