Masood Chotani, MPAcc, MST, CPA

Masood A. Chotani, MPAcc, MST, CPA
Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc)
Master of Science Taxation (MST)
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Mr. Chotani is the Founder and Principal of Masood A. Chotani, C.P.A. The firm is a “boutique” accountancy Firm with a special emphasis on tax controversies and accountancy services to individuals and closely-held businesses. Typical clients would include physicians and lawyers and their closely-held corporations, hotels, restaurants, real estate operators, contractors, gas stations, and other professionals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.

Mr. Chotani holds a Masters Degree in Taxation and a Masters Degree in Professional Accountancy from California State University, Northridge. He received his B.A. degree with a concentration in accounting from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1991 and obtained his California CPA Certificate in 1994. Mr. Chotani has been in public accountancy since 1991. His former employers include a Big Four accounting firm and a prestigious local firm.

Mr. Chotani is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mayank Mohan, Esq.

Mayank Mohan, Esq.
Founder and Principal Attorney
Law Offices of Mayank Mohan

Mayank is the founder and principal attorney at the Law Offices of Mayank Mohan, a law firm based in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Mohan’s legal practice is focused in areas of Business Law, Taxation and U.S. Immigration Law. He possesses deep experience in working as a legal advisor to startups and other businesses in a variety of industries like biotechnology, information technology and engineering. Before embarking on a journey to be an attorney, Mayank completed a Ph.D. in Operations Research Engineering (Decision and Risk Analysis) at the University of Southern California and worked as research consultant for organizations like the DHS, FEMA, USACE, EPRI (USA) and IIASA (Austria). He also served a management consultant for organizations in India and Singapore. These skills and experiences have facilitated his growth as a trusted legal advisor who brings a unique multidisciplinary approach needed by businesses today to overcome their challenges.

Within the broad area of Tax law, Mayank works with founders, investors, real estate developers and other business owners in all aspects of tax planning and tax disputes with the IRS. Mayank is also admitted to the U.S. Tax Court, allowing him to litigate the tax controversies if necessary.


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • M.S., Tax, California State University, Northridge
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Bar Admissions

  • California State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court

Mission & Vision Statement

To provide exceptional financial and professional services while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. To serve our clients by making client attention, responsiveness, and service our first priorities. To collaborate with other professionals and colleagues, as needed, to ensure that our clients are well-served by the finest, brightest, and best available. To conduct ourselves ethically, remembering that Ethics is about behavior, and that our conduct reflects upon the entire Firm as well as on our profession. To enhance our value to our clients by being as proactive as possible, instead of merely “reactive”, and to have communication with each client that is straightforward, direct, honest and respectful.

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