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Partners (listed alphabetically)

Mr. Paul Chen (Managing Partner)

Mr. Chen manages the firm's various practice areas. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Chen was with Deloitte and Touche in charge of audit engagements plus tax services as a tax manager. Mr. Chen’s other professional experience includes management positions in companies with complex multistate issues in the area of income, property, and sales taxation.

Mr. Chen is a certified public accountant in the State of California. He received his MBA – Finance degree from the Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California and an undergraduate System Science degree from University of California at Los Angeles.

Ms. Michelle Chao

Ms. Chao has extensive public accounting and international tax experiences with emphasis in U.S. domestic and international tax, providing consulting, compliance, tax audit defense, tax provision assurance, and tax diligence services to various clients in the U.S. as well as overseas (primarily clients based in China and Taiwan). 

Prior to joining the firm, she was an international tax senior manager at Deloitte.  She received her Master degrees in both Tax and Accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign.  She is a California Certified Public Accountant and fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Mr. Chin Wei Fan

Mr. Fan is in charge of the firm’s northern California operations. Heserved with a state tax authority for many years prior to his current position.

Mr. Fan is a certified public accountant in the State of California. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Soochow University in Taiwan.

Ms. Ellen Jen

Ms. Jen is responsible for audit and review engagements. She had been an audit manager of the firm and has specific strength in audit and review of financial statements. Her prior experience includes working in Taiwan at a subsidiary company of a U.S. publicly listed company and at one of the Big-Four accounting firms.

Ms. Jen is a certified public accountant in the State of California. She received her MS degree in accountancy from California State University, Fullerton.

Ms. Frances Juan

Ms. Juan serves as a partner in both review and audit engagements. Her experience includes an assistant audit manager of our firm and nine-year working experience at a Big-Four accounting firm in Taiwan. She was a partner of Deloitte & Touche Taiwan prior to rejoin our firm. She also taught Accounting at Chung-Hwa University in Taiwan. Her professional expertise is the audit of international companies and to assist companies going IPO in the US and other countries.

Ms. Juan is a certified public accountant in the State of California. She received her MBA degree from Wayne State University, Michigan.

Ms. Sofia Lin

Ms. Lin is responsible for income tax planning, consulting, and compliance in areas including corporation, individual, and flow-through entity taxation and related IRS and State tax audits. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lin was a tax manager with Deloitte, where she accumulated extensive tax, audit, consulting, and other related experiences of serving multinational clients.

Ms. Lin is a certified public accountant in the States of California and Illinois. She received her MBT (Master of Business Taxation) degree from the Marshall School of Business at University of SouthernCalifornia and MSA (Master of Science in Accountancy) degree from University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.

Ms. Liling Liu

Ms. Liu serves as a partner in both review and audit engagements. Her experience includes working as a senior manager with our firm as well as with a Big-Four accounting firm in Taiwan where she accumulated extensive audit, review and other related experiences for multinational and publicly listed companies.

Ms. Liu is a certified public accountant in the State of California. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration and Information Sciences degree in the United States.

Mrs. Grace Yu

Mrs. Yu is in charge of the planning, review, and coordination of tax engagements in areas including corporation, individual, partnership, and fiduciary taxation and related IRS and State tax audits. Mrs. Yuwas a tax manager with Deloitte and Touche prior to her current position.

Mrs. Yu is a certified public accountant in the State of California. She received her MBA degree in accounting from University of Houston, Texas.

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Partner Emeritus

Mr. Tien Chen

Mr. Chen is a certified public accountant licensed in Taiwan and the State of California. He received his MBA degree from University of California at Los Angeles. He formerly served as Associate Professor in the graduate school of accounting at Soochow University, Taiwan.

Mr. Chen was a partner in the accounting firm of T.N. Soong & Co. (a member firm of an international accounting firm in Taiwan), an audit manager of a U.S. international accounting firm, and a member of the Accounting Principles Steering Committee of the Taiwan and the Taipei Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. C.T. Wu

Mr. Wu was a partner of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, and T.N. Soong & Co. (a member firm of an international accounting firm in Taiwan) prior to his current position. He served as a specialist to Bank of Communications in Taiwan. Mr. Wu is a graduate of National Taiwan University. He was a member of the Audit Standard Board and Financial Accounting Standard Board of Financial Accounting Development Foundation of the Republic of China, and Vice-Chairman of the Accounting and Audit Committee of National Federation of CPA Association (Republic of China). He also served as an advisor of certain listed companies in Taiwan.

Mr. Wu was a member of the Taiwan and the Taipei Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and was a director of the Institutes before joining this firm.

Mr. Tom Chou

Mr. Chou was a partner of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, and T.N. Soong & Co. (a member firm of an international accounting firm in Taiwan). He also taught accounting in the National Chiao Tung University and served as a section-chief of the International Commercial Bank of China in Taiwan.

Mr. Chou received his MBA degree from University of Utah. He was a member of the Taiwan and the Taipei Institutes of Certified Public Accountants before joining this firm.

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