Craig Shinozaki, CPA
With Haskell & White since: 2023
Craig Shinozaki brings over three decades of public accounting experience to Haskell & White. Specializing in tax planning and compliance for real estate businesses, Craig’s profound understanding of tax laws uniquely positions him to help his clients with tax strategies that optimize their financial results while minimizing tax burdens.
Rejoining Haskell & White marks a full circle in Craig’s career. He initiated his journey here in 1990, spending seven foundational years before a 20-year tenure at a local firm, also catering to real estate clientele. Following the firm’s acquisition by a national firm, Craig stayed with the organization for four more years. However, the allure of an entrepreneurial environment and a culture that resonated with his values drew him back to Haskell & White.
Craig provides tax planning and compliance for commercial and residential real estate owners and real estate funds. He strives to determine the most effective strategies for their businesses and serves as a reliable resource. Adeptly guiding clients through property sales or acquisitions, he ensures transactions are structured for maximum tax advantage.
Beyond his technical skills, Craig’s exceptional communication abilities and genuine listening make him a trusted advisor. He champions integrity and self-motivation, values he actively instills in his team. Committed to nurturing talent, Craig invests time in training and mentoring colleagues, ensuring their holistic growth. He prioritizes regular one-on-one interactions, fostering both personal and professional development.
Craig’s interest in public accounting began during high school, where he realized his natural talent with numbers. He pursued a Bachelor’s in Economics from UCLA and a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. A Southern California native, Craig spends his downtime indulging in travel, physical activities, and quality moments with family.
Industry & Areas of Specialty:
- Real Estate
- 1031 Exchanges
- Tax Strategy and Planning
- High Net Worth Individuals
Industry and Professional Affiliations:
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- UCLA – Bachelor’s in Economics
- Golden Gate University – Master’s in Taxation