partners


Steven Dorfman

Steven Dorfman

With over 35 years of experience in the tax field, Steven is the managing partner of Dorfman & Company and has guided its growth since he founded the firm in 1981. He provides tax planning and tax consulting services for privately held businesses and high net-worth individuals primarily in the real estate, construction, entertainment and service industries.

Steven also directs the business management department, supervising a staff of accountants and bookkeepers who provide a wide range of services for Dorfman & Company’s clients.  He began his career at Kenneth Leventhal & Co. and then spent four years as Vice President/Controller of a large national real estate development company, where he focused on financing and tax planning strategies for investment partnerships.

A Summa Cum Laude graduate, Steven holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a member of the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Steven is dedicated to the improvement of his community and serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.

Howard Elyashar

Howard Elyashar

Howard works with privately held companies in a number of industries including real estate, manufacturing, health, professional services, retail and food. With his considerable expertise in tax he consults regularly in the areas of strategic planning, financial analysis, profit improvement, and tax planning for high net worth individuals and their companies.

Active in his community, Howard serves on the board of several nonprofits. A Magna Cum Laude graduate, he holds degrees in accounting, finance, and real estate from California State University, Northridge. He is a member of the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Howard began his career at Squar Milner, LLP. Howard is a father and a husband, a devoted golfer and an Angels fan.