Ronald A. Friedman

FriedmanRonald A. Friedman, CPA, CFP
Founding Partner

Ronald A. Friedman is a founding partner of Friedman Brannen LLP. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, he is a Certified Financial Planner with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Ron’s unique CPA practice focuses almost exclusively on estate and gift tax and related issues. His duties include tax planning, tax compliance, post-mortem administration, IRS representation and complex fiduciary accounting. He has considerable expertise in valuation issues.

Ron is a frequent speaker for professional organizations, including the San Diego Estate Planning Council, California CPA Society, The North County Bar Association, The La Jolla Estate Planning Trust and Probate Section and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Annual Conference and Exposition Tax Panel. He has been a featured guest on a number of local radio shows and has published many articles in national professional journals.

He is the former chairman of the Personal Financial Planning Committee of the San Diego Chapter of the California Association of Certified Public Accountants and past chairman of the La Jolla Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section. He is a member of the Helen Woodward Animal Center Planned Giving Committee, the Estate Planning Council of San Diego, and the Children’s Hospital Foundation Estates and Trusts Committee. He serves on both the Estate and Tax Planning Council and the Finance Committee for the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Quail Botanical Gardens Foundation and also serves on their Executive Committee. Ron formerly served as chair of Quail’s finance committee and currently serves as its treasurer.

A native of Connecticut, Ron received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Connecticut. He has completed extensive post-graduate study at San Diego State University.