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A Legacy of Service-Centered Leadership

Founded 30 years ago, our Orange County CPA firm formed out of the strategic vision of founder and accountant, Gary Capata. With the spirit of service at the forefront, Gary set out as a sole practitioner to build his CPA firm while also pouring into his community as a public servant. Gay has taught at prestigious academic institutions such as UCLA and USC, and served the city of Laguna Niguel as a city councilman, president of the Chamber of Commerce, and two terms as mayorAll of his roles have cultivated hundreds of relationships that helped shape him personally and professionally. The addition of business partner, Kevin Cloward, whose strong work ethic and affinity toward relationship building mirror those of Gary’s, has resulted in numerous milestones for the firm. Together, and most importantly, they have cultivated and developed a team of top-notch professionals to better serve our clients. Before long, Gary and Kevin openly welcomed Sal Kureh as their new partner. Sal’s background and expertise in accounting, audit and business advisor services elevated CAPATA into a full-service accounting firm. The recent merge with the Kinsman & Kinsman firm has made Michael Kinsman the most recent partner addition. Today, CAPATA has grown into a leading accounting firm serving the greater Orange County communities.

CAPATA’s Unique Approach: Organic Growth From The Inside Out

In an age where businesses make cuts at the expense of their clients to remain competitive, we invest more in our infrastructure so that our clients can remain competitive. Our growth is driven internally through nurturing and promoting talent from within to drive long-term working relationships. This approach permeates to our clients, where our business core values – high integrity, accountability, professionalism, and excellent service – are not just words that lay dormant on a piece of paper. We put these values into practice each day, yielding lasting customer relationships, many of which have blossomed into even stronger friendships over the years. With Gary and Kevin actively involved in both staff development and client service initiatives, our CPA firm functions as a high-end business in a boutique atmosphere.

Your Success Is Our Success

Our success is predicated upon the value we provide to our clients in helping them achieve their goals. Whether preparing financial statements accurately and expeditiously or providing strategic business advice, we go beyond the quantitative analysis and provide qualitative advice that drives results. For 30 years, we have supported businesses and high net worth families with the peace of mind that even money can rarely buy.