California CPA License Defense Attorney

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Accounting License Defense

CPAs are highly regulated professionals, and a license from the California Board of Accountancy is necessary for all individuals wishing to practice Accountancy in the State of California.

Significant amounts of education, training, and skill are invested in becoming licensed as an Accountant, and the threat of an investigation, a disciplinary action by way of an Accusation filed by the Board of Accountancy, or the denial of a license after spending the time and energy in school and training by the Board, is a significant threat to an Accountant’s career and well-being.

Scott J. Harris, Esq. is an experienced attorney with the knowledge and background necessary to defend against the California Board of Accountancy.   In his prior capacity as a Deputy Attorney General, he was the Liaison Attorney between the California Department of Justice and the Board of Accountancy, and he advised and prosecuted on significant numbers of matters.

S J Harris Law Can Assist You and Your Firm on Issues Involving:

  • Substantially Related Convictions
  • Investigations
  • Tax and IRS Issues
  • Audit Review and Deficiencies
  • Accusations involving Competency and Conduct
  • Discipline as a result of action by FINRA, the SEC or the PCAOB
  • Peer Review Reporting
  • Denials of Licensure
  • Citation Defense
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Probation Review and Termination
  • Petitions for Reinstatement of Revoked Accountancy License

The Help You Need

In CPA license defense cases, we can provide legal defense at administrative hearings, answer written inquiries on your behalf, seek reduced penalties or file an appeal with the Superior Court of California by writ of mandamus.

Contact Experienced CPA License Defense Lawyers Today

We represent professionals in the Greater Los Angeles area, and throughout California, from San Francisco to San Diego. For a free 30-minute consultation with an attorney from our firm, call 323-370-6139, or contact us online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my accountancy license be at risk if a violation is filed against me?

Your license can be at risk if a violation is filed against you. Contact an accounting license defense attorney today if you have had a violation filed against you or your practice.

What is the process of an investigation like for an accountancy license?

Licensing boards have the authority to investigate your license. An investigation may result in the filing of an accusation, or the issuance of a citation and fine. An accusation or citation issued becomes part of the licensing record and is public information that may be disclosed as part of the online information that licensing agencies post on their websites.

Do I need an attorney for an investigation against my accountancy license?

Yes, hiring an attorney whenever there are any investigations or complaints regarding your professional license should always be the first step.

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When dealing with these complex issues, you need legal representation that has a long track record of success in these types of cases. Scott Harris and the rest of our team at S J Harris Law will be ready to help you pursue any option available that allows you to keep your license and continue working, no matter what industry you are in.


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