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Four Partners from Prominent CPA firm for Entertainers & Celebrities Named to Variety’s Business Managers Elite 2018

Four Partners from Prominent CPA firm for Entertainers & Celebrities Named to Variety’s Business Managers Elite 2018

LOS ANGELES, October 25, 2018 – MGO LLP, one of the fastest growing CPA & Advisory Services firms in the nation, is proud to announce that Adam Yorkshire, Anna Levin, Brandy Davis, and John Blakeman have been named as four of Variety’s “Business Managers Elite of 2018.” The annual list recognizes influential business managers with A-list clientele who are not only experts at money management, but also at the vanguard of new and upcoming trends.

The recognition comes hot on the heels of both Davis and Blakeman earning places on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Hollywood’s 25 Top Business Managers of 2018.”This marks the first, but certainly not the last, time that MGO LLP has had four partners on the Business Managers Elite list.

Adam Yorkshire was credited by Variety for his dynamic and progressive investment strategies provided to his clientele of “artists, producers and managers working in rock, rap and EDM, and a growing stable of athletes from the four major leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL).” Recognized, once again, as one of Variety’s Business Manager Elite, Adam’s constructive approach to business management takes into account the subtle nuances of each industry and client. With an unparalleled satisfaction and client retention rate, Adam and his team are uniquely positioned to help individuals and businesses in a progressive and ever-changing business environment.

Anna Levin, selected by Variety for her innovative Business Management skills, is a licensed CPA with over two decades of experience in all aspects of sophisticated tax and financial planning, tax controversies, transaction structuring, international tax planning, and compliance for individuals. She focuses her practice on business management for high net worth individuals, including actors, directors, writers, and producers. Since 2006 Anna Levin has been a partner of Meschures, Snyder, Pocras, and Levin, PC, which merged with MGO in March 2017. Levin is actively committed to providing support to women in leadership in the entertainment industry, and she has a long history of working with some of the most prominent women in Hollywood.

Brandy Davis was recognized by The Hollywood Reporter for the guidance she provides to her influential client list, which includes TV writer-producers Peter Lenkov (“Hawaii Five-0”),Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”), film producer Roberto Orci (“Star Trek”), and director F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton,” “The Fate of the Furious.”) Davis heads up MGO’s entertainment practice and has been a business advisor to a plethora of clients for nearly 20 years. Her areas of expertise include tax planning, estate planning, financial planning, risk management, and consulting.

John Blakeman earned accolades from The Hollywood Reporter for his skillful management and creativity helping his impressive client roster of “A-list actors, writers and directors” evolve with the changing entertainment industry and seeking out additional new and profitable revenue streams for those clients. Blakeman has been a valued partner in MGO’s business management practice since 2010. His areas of specialization and expertise include: business management services for entertainers, writers, directors, and producers, taxation of loan-out companies, and guidance on the complex aspects of insurance for the entertainment industry.

Yorkshire, Davis and Blakeman first landed on the Variety “Business Managers Elite” list in 2017 for consistently leading the way in the field of Entertainment Management. This year’s listing attests to the fact that they are constantly forging ahead with unique ideas and approaches for the entertainment, sports, media and music business.

Adding to the honor roll is the fact that Brandy Davis and members of her MGO team attended the highly touted “Power of Women” event this month. Honoring the influential women who form the power base for the entertainment and media industry. MGO was – and is — a proud co-sponsor of this event.

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