Jennifer M. Liu, CPA, MBT
Jennifer Liu is a CPA and the owner of JMLIU CPA Accountant Corp. Jennifer has a Master of Business Taxation Degree from USC. She focuses her practice on closely-held businesses, S corporations, partnership, commercial real estate transactions, international tax consulting, tax planning and compliance for high net worth individuals. Born in China, Jennifer speaks fluent Mandarin and perfect English.
Jennifer started her career in 2002 with an accounting firm in downtown Los Angeles where she gained experience performing accounting services and preparing a wide variety of tax returns including corporate, individual, and partnership returns. She joined Moss Adams’ Los Angeles office in 2004 where she developed her specialty in commercial real estate transactions and flow through entities’ taxation. She joined Reznick group in 2008 as a Tax Manager, was promoted to Senior Tax Manager and became the Reznick Group’s Los Angeles office go-to person for real estate transactions and real estate partnership work, both before and after the Reznick Group merged with J.H. Cohn and become CohnReznick, top 10 accounting firm in the nation.
Jennifer left CohnReznick and started her own practice in January 2015. She is committed to providing her clients first class service like a national accounting firm, while offering her clients better value and more personal care and attention.
Jennifer’s clients include small business owners, real estate investment funds and advisors, real estate developers, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals.
Jennifer has extensive experience advising clients regarding planning transactions, structuring joint venture, determining JV’s income allocation and exist strategy. She manages clients’ accounting and tax compliance, assists clients with tax due diligence such as merger and acquisition transactions and 1031 exchange planning.
Jennifer also provides tax consulting services on international tax planning, advising clients how to set up optimal tax structures to minimize tax liability under US tax law. For her small business owner clients, and high net worth individual clients, Jennifer handles all of their tax needs.
Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree at Beijing Foreign Language Institute China in 1996. She became a Certified Public Accountant in California in 2005. She graduated with honors from USC’s Leventhal School of Accounting in 2009 with a 3.81 GPA, earning a Master of Business Taxation degree. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honor Society for Business Students.
Jennifer has been employed as a Certified Public Accountant in at least ten (10) of our recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases where she did accounting work and prepared Monthly Operating Reports (“MORs”) for the Debtors, including:
- Talk Venture (8:19-bk-14893-TA)
- Paul Kim (8:20-bk-10168-TA)
- Charles Peters (2:18-bk-13759-RK)
- Marco General Construction (2:19-bk-14758-BB)
- Unified Protective Services (2:19-bk-16482-NB)
- Damu and Akiba Vusha (2:18-bk-11284-ER)
- Amos Acoff (2:16-bk-10109-VZ)
- Zenah Essayli (8:17-bk-14597-CB)
- Union County (2:17-bk-21514-BB)
- Ed Roane (1:14-bk-15621-VK)
Jennifer also prepares current and back tax returns for many of our clients.
Her hobbies include gourmet cooking, hiking, running, lifting weights and Pilates.