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

Tom Neff

CPA / Tax Partner / International Tax Co-Chair / Managing Partner

Tom Neff, CPA, is the Firm President and Co-Chair of RINA’s International Tax Practice Group. Tom advises family offices investing abroad, foreigners moving to the U.S. or investing in U.S. real estate, Americans moving internationally, and entrepreneurs from other countries establishing a business in the U.S. Tom assists outbound U.S. businesses in structuring overseas operations in a tax-efficient manner and he assists inbound businesses with U.S. entity formation.  These advisory services include reviewing the tax treaties to determine how to efficiently structure intercompany transfer of funds and mergers and acquisitions.  

Tom’s areas of expertise include:

  • Foreign activities of U.S. taxpayers including the use of DISCs;
  • Foreign tax credit utilization;
  • Choice of entity planning including foreign joint ventures, dual-status entities, and foreign branches;
  • Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFC);
  • Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) compliance and planning;
  • Transfer pricing; 
  • Structuring for acquisition, operation and disposition of U.S. real estate;
  • U.S. beneficiaries of foreign trusts; and
  • Gift, trust and estate considerations for non-citizens with U.S. based assets.

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton, OH in 1986.  Tom joined RINA in 2002 and his background includes nine years with a large Wall Street law firm and 5 years with a CPA firm in New York and the Virgin Islands prior to relocating to San Francisco.  Tom enjoys hiking the Oakland Hills, taking his dog to the beach, attending live rock music concerts and performing monthly with an improv troupe call Butter Boots at the All Out Comedy Theater in Oakland.

Focus
  • International Tax
  • Transfer Pricing Studies
  • Corporate and Multi-State Tax & Consulting
  • Real Estate Partnerships
Industries
  • Professional Services
  • Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Wineries
  • Exporters
Tom Neff, CPA , Tax Stockholder,  International Tax Chair and Chairman of the Board in Oakland.

Tom Neff

CPA / Tax Partner / International Tax Co-Chair / Managing Partner

Tom Neff, CPA, is the Firm President and Co-Chair of RINA’s International Tax Practice Group. Tom advises family offices investing abroad, foreigners moving to the U.S. or investing in U.S. real estate, Americans moving internationally, and entrepreneurs from other countries establishing a business in the U.S. Tom assists outbound U.S. businesses in structuring overseas operations in a tax-efficient manner and he assists inbound businesses with U.S. entity formation.  These advisory services include reviewing the tax treaties to determine how to efficiently structure intercompany transfer of funds and mergers and acquisitions.  

Tom’s areas of expertise include:

  • Foreign activities of U.S. taxpayers including the use of DISCs;
  • Foreign tax credit utilization;
  • Choice of entity planning including foreign joint ventures, dual-status entities, and foreign branches;
  • Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFC);
  • Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) compliance and planning;
  • Transfer pricing; 
  • Structuring for acquisition, operation and disposition of U.S. real estate;
  • U.S. beneficiaries of foreign trusts; and
  • Gift, trust and estate considerations for non-citizens with U.S. based assets.

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton, OH in 1986.  Tom joined RINA in 2002 and his background includes nine years with a large Wall Street law firm and 5 years with a CPA firm in New York and the Virgin Islands prior to relocating to San Francisco.  Tom enjoys hiking the Oakland Hills, taking his dog to the beach, attending live rock music concerts and performing monthly with an improv troupe call Butter Boots at the All Out Comedy Theater in Oakland.

Focus
  • International Tax
  • Transfer Pricing Studies
  • Corporate and Multi-State Tax & Consulting
  • Real Estate Partnerships
Industries
  • Professional Services
  • Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Wineries
  • Exporters

Credentials

University of Dayton, Ohio, Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, 1986

CPA, License, 1998

Golden Gate University, MBA in Taxation, 2004

Licensed Investment Advisor, Series 65

Organizations

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

MGI NA International Tax Committee, Chair

CalCPA Education Foundation International Tax Conference, Speaker & Member

R&B Cellars, Board Member

Appointed to Northern California District Export Council, January 2018

Vistage International, Group Member

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