Tom has been a CPA since 1990. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the California State University at Fullerton. Additionally, he has a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Tom worked with KPMG for the first five years after graduating from college and left KPMG as a tax manager. He then formed a tax firm and was a partner of Fontes & Mahony, CPAs, LLP for the next thirty years until he merged his tax practice with New Era CPAs, LLP in 2022.
Tom is an expert in the area of taxation, especially in the areas of high net worth individuals, real estate partnerships and limited liability companies, and small business subchapter S and C corporations. He not only provides tax compliance services but is also very innovative in tax planning, especially between individuals and their businesses. He wants to be sure that his clients are paying the least amount of tax within the rules of the tax law.
He is a member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church, a 23-year past member of the Irvine Rotary Club, and a current golf member of both Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano and Indian Ridge Country Club in Palm Desert. Tom and his wife, Sonya, have six children and three grandchildren. Tom believes in a strong balance of family, business, and community service.