Martin E. Fox
Martin E. Fox is the senior business management partner of the Firm and has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in
- Business management services for entertainers and other highly-compensated individuals
- Taxation of loan-out companies, their principals, and other high-income individuals
- Expert on various aspects of insurance for the entertainment industry and related individuals
Previously Marty was a founding partner of Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman & Baumblatt LLP, which merged with MGO in January 2010.
Professional Associations and Leadership.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member and Past Chairman, Entertainment Industry Committee, Los Angeles Chapter, CSCPA
Treasurer, Water Buffalo Club (a philanthropic organization helping children in need)
Member, The Guardians, Los Angeles Home for the Aging
Past Board Member, Western Los Angeles County Council
Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
California State University, Northridge, California
Why are you passionate about accounting?
Business management and public accounting requires me to have knowledge over a broad range of financial, tax and accounting matters. I strive to ensure that clients understand the intricacies of an issue, be it buying a ranch, chartering a jet, or refining their estate plan, and then are able to make an informed decision. Helping clients is my passion.
Why do you like working at MGO?
I was drawn to the firm by the prospect of working with this top-notch group of professionals. Although they each have great expertise in their areas, it is their common entrepreneurship that attracts me. And they are a great group of caring people.
Describe a favorite client or client story.
Several years ago, a client entered an escrow for her multi-million dollar dream house. It was the biggest house in the neighborhood, and extremely overbuilt. But the client insisted this was the house for her, regardless of any issues. Pre-closing, I visited the house with a host of inspectors. One of them reached into his pocket and put a marble against one wall. It rolled all the way across the family room and through the dining room. The floor was not level, and upon further investigation, we determined that there was no slab or foundation – that portion of the house had been built on raw dirt! Needless to say, my client was so happy and grateful that she bought the house anyway!
What qualities do you look for in job applicants?
I’m a bit old fashioned in my evaluation of prospective employees. I look for stability and longevity. I look for good communication skills. And, of course, I want the applicant to possess appropriate technical skills.
Who are you outside the office?
Outside the office, I am a husband, a father, and a grandfather. I love watching football and baseball. I love to read, especially non-fiction, and I have a passion for travel.