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Three Partners from Prominent CPA firm for Entertainers & Celebrities Named to Variety’s “Business Managers Elite 2017”

LOS ANGELES, October 26, 2017 – MGO LLP, an influential California CPA firm for celebrities and entertainment industry leaders, is proud to announce that Brandy Davis, John Blakeman, and Adam Yorkshire have been named as three of Variety’s “Business Managers Elite 2017.” The annual listing recognizes influential business managers with A-list clientele who “preserve their clients’ wealth while preparing them for the realities of a disruptive era.”

The recognition comes hot on the heels of Davis and Blakeman earning places on the “25 Top Financial Managers of 2017” by The Hollywood Reporter.

Brandy Davis was recognized by Variety for guidance provided to her influential client list, which includes TV writer-producers Peter Lenkov (“Hawaii Five-0”) and 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 leads MGO’s entertainment practice and has been serving as business advisor to a diverse range of clients for nearly 20 years. Her areas of expertise include tax planning, estate planning, financial planning, risk management, and consulting. This is the sixth consecutive year she has been recognized by Variety’s prestigious list.

John Blakeman earned kudos from Variety for his diligence and creativity helping his client roster of “A-list actors, writers and directors” evolve with the changing entertainment industry and seek out additional revenue streams. Blakeman has been a 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.

Adam Yorkshire was credited for his dynamic, forward-looking 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).” Yorkshire is a partner in MGO’s Media & Entertainment practice, and has deep experience in intrastate and international tax with a specialization in business management. His ever-expanding practice assists a broad variety of individual and corporate clients with reaching their long-term financial goals, as well as easing day-to-day operations.

To read the full article, visit http://variety.com/gallery/variety-business-managers-elite/

Persons interested in learning more about the CPA firm’s industry-leading practice for entertainers, celebrities, and athletes should visit http://www.mgocpa.com/industries/media-entertainment/. There one can find an overview of accounting and financial services offered to the entertainment industry. Persons who would like to explore available accounting and financial service offerings are encouraged to reach out for a confidential consultation with a firm accountant.

About MGO

With over 70 years of experience serving dynamic clients around the world, MGO LLP is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the country. We combine deep industry expertise with proven accounting and advisory solutions to deliver tangible results. Our clients range from global aerospace and technology leaders to innovative start-ups and not-for profit organizations – from the largest government entities in the country, to the biggest names in entertainment.

MGO is ranked as one of the top CPA firms in the nation by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting. The firm was awarded the ‘Best of Accounting’ designation in Client Satisfaction by the independent research firm, Inavero.