Mr. Blake is a California Certified Public Accountant and a partner with VTD. Mr. Blake has over forty years experience concentrating on tax planning and preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trust and estates.
Prior to joining VTD in 2003, Mr. Blake was the managing partner of Pearson, Del Prete & Co., LLP where he developed his expertise in providing accounting, tax and advisory services related to stock option planning, tax free exchanges and venture funds. That expertise has continued to be provided to his current tax and accounting clients.
Mr. Blake has assisted his clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, tax compliance and resolution with the Internal Revenue Service as well as issues associated with multi-state tax reporting.
Mr. Blake has attended conferences developed and presented by the AICPA, CalCPA Education Foundation as well as VTD sponsored courses on a variety of tax related issues and is recognized among his peers, clients and the community for providing expert guidance in complex tax related matters.
Mr. Blake is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA). He has been actively involved in community organizations such as the Palo Alto Jaycees, Post Adoption Center for Education and Research, the Cancer Support and Education Center, the Financial Planning Forum and Channing House.
Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Magna Cum Laude
California State University, Fresno