Lipsey, Youngren, Means & Sandberg CPAs, LLP
A Full Service CPA Firm located in San Diego California
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The firm was begun in 1984 by Robert Lipsey. Since inception Bob has put together the top notch management team and staff that exists today. The team's expertise in taxation allows us to be a leader in tax and business planning.
Robert H. Lipsey, CPA, LLB
Bob has over 30 years experience in tax and business consulting, including many of those years as a partner in a specialized national CPA firm. He founded the current firm in 1984 and has developed it into a leader in real estate and other complex areas of taxation. Bob served for several years as a member of the Executive Committee of the AICPA Tax Division and as Chairman of its Partnership Committee. Bob's insight into the very technical aspect of taxation allows him to develop comprehensive solutions to tax issues for a wide spectrum of clients. He also assists clients in strategic planning, including mergers, acquisitions and restructuring.
Member of AICPA, California Society of CPAs, American Bar Association (Section of Taxation), California Bar Association (Taxation Section)
Cathy W. Means, CPA
Cathy joined the firm in 1989. She began her public accounting career with a national public accounting firm following several years as an officer in the banking industry. Cathy has expertise in closely-held businesses and high net worth individuals. She specializes in mid-size businesses including commercial and residential real estate, engineering, physicians, and law firms.
Member of AICPA, California Society of CPAs
Wendy L. Youngren, CPA, MBA
Wendy joined the firm in 1992 after working with two national public accounting firms. She has expertise in all areas of real estate, including commercial real estate, home building, and other real estate development and investment activities. Wendy's specialty is to provide tax, business and accounting guidance for large client groups including passthrough entities. Her background also includes experience in multi-state taxation.
Member of AICPA, California Society of CPAs
Paul A. Sandberg, CPA, MBA, JD, LLM
Paul joined the firm in 1995. His career began at a regional public accounting firm in 1984. He moved to San Diego in 1991 to attend law school and received his LLM - Taxation in 1995. His background has been in a variety of industries, but Paul has developed a niche in the area of taxation for construction contractors and homebuilders. Paul is invaluable to clients in strategic business and tax planning. In addition, he is the partner in charge of our accounting and audit services department.
Kenneth J. Ogren, CPA
Ken has over 28 years of experience in public accounting. He rejoined the firm in 2007 after a 5 year absence during which he was a principal with a Texas firm. He has worked with closely held businesses in a variety of industries including all areas of real estate and with high net worth individuals. He assists clients with strategic tax and business planning as well as business restructuring.
Member of the AICPA, California Society of CPAs and the Texas Society of CPAs

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(619) 234-0877
fax (619) 234-9319
525 B Street, Suite 1400
San Diego, CA 92101