Michael J. Hacia is a tax partner with the Los Angeles-based business management and accounting firm of WG&S, LLP. He has extensive experience handling a wide range of tax issues, controversial tax disputes, and research involving clients within the entertainment and music industries as well as tax matters concerning the firm’s high net-worth individuals.
Prior to joining WG&S, LLP in 2008, Michael was the tax partner of a large privately-held business management firm in Los Angeles where he specialized in complex tax concerns encompassing clients in the entertainment industry and small-to mid-market business enterprises.
Michael served in the California Air National Guard for seven years and saw active duty in the Persian Gulf with the USAF during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Michael received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (emphasis in accounting) from California State University, Northridge and his master’s degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPA’s. He has been a California Certified Public Accountant since 1992. He is actively involved in fundraising for two Lakewood, California secondary schools.