Kevin Cloward Managing Partner For over 20 years, Kevin has enjoyed working alongside business owners and high net worth families to reach their maximum potential in business and life. He understands there is a blurred line between the two and having a strategy that can complement both is important. Kevin specializes in creating a custom approach for tax compliance, planning, and business advisory. His expertise is working with: family offices, multistate corporations, multistate partnerships, limited liability companies, and S-corporations. Kevin also supports high net worth individuals in industries including: real estate, restaurants, hospitality, manufacturing, professional services, and private equity. Education
Master of Science, Taxation, Golden Gate University Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Biola University
Married to Brandi for more than 15 years and blessed with six children
Hobbies include spending time with family, hiking and strength training
Gary Capata Partner Gary is a Certified Public Accountant who specializes in tax strategy, forensic accounting, and litigation support. He is a forensic accounting expert who has testified throughout California. Clients Gary has worked with include members of the entertainment community, closely held corporations, corporate executives, attorneys, and medical professionals. Educated at the University of Southern California, Gary earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA in Taxation and Finance in 1977. After graduating, he garnered additional experience, knowledge and technical training at Arthur Young & Co. before founding CAPATA in 1986. Gary has taught numerous continuing education and university-level courses in tax and accounting services for these prestigious organizations:
California CPA Society
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
University of Southern California
University of California, Los Angeles
In 2010, Gary was recognized by the California CPA Society when he received their Public Service award for his record of commitment to public service through participation in charitable, governmental, and volunteer work. Gary’s community activities have included:
City Council Member, and former Mayor of Laguna Niguel (2007 & 2011)
City Council Liaison to the Laguna Niguel Traffic and Transportation Commission; Investment, Banking and Audit
Committee; and the Parks and Recreation Commission
Orange County Fire Authority Board, Budget and Finance Committee Chair Saddleback College Foundation
Board of Trustees – Group Insurance Trust CAL – CPA
Laguna Niguel Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club
Sal Kureh Partner Sal is responsible for the effective planning, execution, and delivery of our accounting, audit, and business advisory services. Sal oversees our team with the preparation of financial statements, due diligence, and other advisory services. He has more than 15 years of experience and has worked with clients in the biotechnology, manufacturing, software, mortgage and real estate both in the Big Four accounting firms and private industries as a CFO. Sal graduated with honors from the California State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo, CA, and holds a CPA license in the State of California.

In his free time, Sal enjoys playing and watching sports, primarily football and basketball and is an active member of his church St. Marks, in Irvine, CA.
Michael Kinsman, Ph.D. Partner Michael Kinsman has been a partner in Kinsman & Kinsman, CPAs, for 35 years. As Kinsman & Kinsman joins CAPATA, Michael brings clients in industries as diverse as biotechnology, retail clothing, personal services (attorneys and medical professionals), real estate, private equity and high technology electronics. Mike is a trusted advisor to high net worth clients as well as those of more modest means. He has extensive experience in individual, partnership, corporate, estate and trust taxes. Education: BA with distinction (mathematics and economics), Claremont Men’s College MBA and Ph.D. (finance), Stanford University.
Professor: Dr. Kinsman was the Luckman Distinguished Professor of Finance and Accounting at Pepperdine University, where he has taught for 44 years. He also taught on the faculty of the University of California, Irvine, for 12 years. He taught a large spectrum of finance and accounting classes at each institution.
Honors: Dr. Kinsman was named Citizen of the Year in Laguna Beach in 2013, and was the recipient of the first “Chamber Champion” award presented by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce in 2019.

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