OAKLAND OFFICE

The Oakland office was established in 1946 by Leo Helzel, an Oakland attorney and CPA, in a small office near 14th and Broadway. The current 475 - 14th Street location is home to twenty staff and is growing.  Brenda Colburn Jemmot serves as head of our Oakland office.

Oakland City Center

475 14th Street
Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612

Ph: (510) 893-6908

Fax: (510) 873-0977

Oakland City Center

475 14th Street
Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612

Ph: (510) 893-6908

Fax: (510) 873-0977

< Oakland Office

Brenda Colburn Jemmott

CPA / Stockholder / Oakland Office Head

Brenda joined RINA in 2006 and is the head of our Oakland office. Brenda has provided tax consultation and compliance services to businesses and high-net worth individual for over 19 years.  From 2003 — 2006, she worked as a revenue agent for the IRS in their Large to Mid-Size Business division.  While at the IRS, she audited large corporations from the government perspective.  She gained experience with complex corporate transactions and in international taxation.

Brenda specializes in the area of international tax compliance and consultation, real estate taxation and tax planning for corporate ownership changes.  She is the co-chair of RINA’s international tax group and is the head of the tax controversy group.  She is skilled at complex corporate tax transactions, planning and analyses.  With clients reaching out to global markets, Brenda provides advice on the U.S. tax consequences of foreign transactions, both inbound and outbound.  In the tax controversy area, she knows the procedures of the IRS and can successfully represent tax payers in tax agency examinations.  Brenda provides presentations on commercial real estate tax incentives as well as income tax and legislative updates.

Focus
  • Corporate Tax Transactions
  • Tax Controversy
  • Real Estate Partnerships
  • International Tax, Compliance & Consulting
Industries
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing - Food & Technology Based Product Design
  • Professional Services
  • Management Service Providers

Brenda Colburn Jemmott

CPA / Stockholder / Oakland Office Head

Brenda joined RINA in 2006 and is the head of our Oakland office. Brenda has provided tax consultation and compliance services to businesses and high-net worth individual for over 19 years.  From 2003 — 2006, she worked as a revenue agent for the IRS in their Large to Mid-Size Business division.  While at the IRS, she audited large corporations from the government perspective.  She gained experience with complex corporate transactions and in international taxation.

Brenda specializes in the area of international tax compliance and consultation, real estate taxation and tax planning for corporate ownership changes.  She is the co-chair of RINA’s international tax group and is the head of the tax controversy group.  She is skilled at complex corporate tax transactions, planning and analyses.  With clients reaching out to global markets, Brenda provides advice on the U.S. tax consequences of foreign transactions, both inbound and outbound.  In the tax controversy area, she knows the procedures of the IRS and can successfully represent tax payers in tax agency examinations.  Brenda provides presentations on commercial real estate tax incentives as well as income tax and legislative updates.

Focus
  • Corporate Tax Transactions
  • Tax Controversy
  • Real Estate Partnerships
  • International Tax, Compliance & Consulting
Industries
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing - Food & Technology Based Product Design
  • Professional Services
  • Management Service Providers

Credentials

State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, 1995

Golden Gate University, MS in Taxation, 2003

Golden Gate University, International Certificate - In progress CPA License, 1999

Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Bay Oaks Soccer Club, Team Manager

SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning & Urban Research Assoc.), Member

Personal Insterests

Swimming

Biking

Hiking

Camping