John Servatius MBA, CPA,


Clients look to John for a full range of services and value added planning opportunities.  These include choice of entity analysis, review of formation documents, mergers and acquisitions, export and manufacturing incentives, tax credit analysis and usage, tax attribute issues (net operating losses, tax credit carryovers, etc.) with a change in control of ownership, tax provision services, cash flow planning, sales and use tax planning, foreign tax credit, multi-state tax planning, etc.


John is currently the Managing Partner of Servatius, O’Brien & Fong LLP.  Previously John was a Tax Partner with Moss Adams LLP from 2004 – 2012; Tax Partner with BDO USA LLP from 1996 – 2004; Tax Manager with PWC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) LLP from 1987 – 1996; and Tax Auditor for the State of Texas from 1985 – 1987.  John received his Master in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University at Fresno.  John is an active CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. 


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John has more than 27 years of experience in taxation.  Throughout his career, John has worked with businesses and their owners to maximize the tax benefits relating to their transactions and annual filings.  John has successfully managed clients’ tax controversy issues with federal and state taxing authorities.  He has consulted with practitioners in foreign jurisdictions to resolve cross-border issues impacting both the domestic and foreign tax situations.  Clients have benefited from the mergers and acquisitions consulting services provided by John in structuring transactions and due diligence services.


Clients working with John include start-up companies with no revenues to enterprises with $1 billion of revenue, companies owned both domestically and in foreign countries, and privately owned companies and SEC registered public companies.  He works with entrepreneurial owners, C Suite level executives, and retired high net worth individuals.


John’s experience includes working with clients in a wide array of industries including:


  • manufacturing
  • distribution
  • consulting
  • technology
  • retail
  • wholesale
  • construction
  • engineering
  • import / export
  • sports
  • entertainment
  • real estate

Servatius, O'Brien

& Fong, LLP


Phone: 310.539.9400

Email: jservatius@sofcpa.com