Walnut Creek Office

RINA’s Walnut Creek office is located on the 2nd floor of the Civic Executive Building located just a few blocks from downtown Walnut Creek, and is within easy walking distance to the Walnut Creek BART station. Plentiful parking can be found from either North Civic Drive or Pine Street and is located in the back of this aluminum and glass clad, 3-story, energy-star building.

201 North Civic Drive
Suite 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Ph: (925) 210-2180

Fax: (925) 210-2190

201 North Civic Drive
Suite 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Ph: (925) 210-2180

Fax: (925) 210-2190

< Walnut Creek Office

Ray Evans

CPA / Tax Partner

Ray Evans, CPA, is a Tax Partner with RINA and has been with the Firm since 2005. With more than 25 years of experience, Ray brings his expertise in navigating the complexities of tax laws both to his clients and to the firm. Ray provides tax consulting and compliance services that meet the specialized needs of small to mid-size companies and their business owners. He specializes in business tax planning and compliance, multi-state taxation, business succession planning, and individual tax planning and preparation. 

Ray has extensive experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to high net worth individuals, as well as closely held businesses and their owners in diverse industries. Ray works with his clients to implement strategic plans for the transfer of their estate and wealth and assists them in establishing entities for family-limited partnerships, charitable remainder trusts, and foundations. He is adept at understanding complex reporting requirements for multi-state transactions and works collaboratively with his clients to minimize the tax consequences of doing business. He is a frequent speaker on tax issues to professional business groups in the Bay Area.  

Ray’s areas of expertise include:

  • Partnership and S corporation planning and compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Business entity selection
  • Multi-state and international tax consulting and preparation
  • State and local credit tax incentives
  • Representation before the taxing authorities
  • Estate and trust preparation and planning
  • Income tax planning and projections
  • Charitable wealth planning and giving
  • Stock option planning and consulting 
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Performance analysis
Focus
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Estate and Trust Planning
  • Multi-state Taxation
  • Corporation & Partnership Tax
  • Estate and Trust Tax
Industries
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Information Services and Technology
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Food Services
Ray Evans, CPA / Tax Stockholder / Tax Department Head in Walnut Creek

Ray Evans

CPA / Tax Partner

Ray Evans, CPA, is a Tax Partner with RINA and has been with the Firm since 2005. With more than 25 years of experience, Ray brings his expertise in navigating the complexities of tax laws both to his clients and to the firm. Ray provides tax consulting and compliance services that meet the specialized needs of small to mid-size companies and their business owners. He specializes in business tax planning and compliance, multi-state taxation, business succession planning, and individual tax planning and preparation. 

Ray has extensive experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to high net worth individuals, as well as closely held businesses and their owners in diverse industries. Ray works with his clients to implement strategic plans for the transfer of their estate and wealth and assists them in establishing entities for family-limited partnerships, charitable remainder trusts, and foundations. He is adept at understanding complex reporting requirements for multi-state transactions and works collaboratively with his clients to minimize the tax consequences of doing business. He is a frequent speaker on tax issues to professional business groups in the Bay Area.  

Ray’s areas of expertise include:

  • Partnership and S corporation planning and compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Business entity selection
  • Multi-state and international tax consulting and preparation
  • State and local credit tax incentives
  • Representation before the taxing authorities
  • Estate and trust preparation and planning
  • Income tax planning and projections
  • Charitable wealth planning and giving
  • Stock option planning and consulting 
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Performance analysis
Focus
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Estate and Trust Planning
  • Multi-state Taxation
  • Corporation & Partnership Tax
  • Estate and Trust Tax
Industries
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Information Services and Technology
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Food Services

Credentials

California State University, San Luis Obispo, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, 1988

CPA License, 1992

Golden Gate University, Masters in Taxation, 2007

Organizations

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Executive Advisory Forum, Member

Personal Insterests

Spending time with his family

Landscaping

Motocross

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