Experienced CEO and CPA Joins DZH Phillips as Principal

Anthony T. Saris Joins San Francisco Office

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21, 2016 – DZH Phillips, one of the largest regionally-based accounting and advisory firms in the Bay Area, announces that Anthony T. Saris has joined the firm in its San Francisco office.

With nearly 30 years of experience, Saris was previously CEO of real estate investment firm St. Regis Properties and a partner and CPA at Rothstein, Kass & Company, LLP, the 20th largest CPA firm in the United States. His practice will focus on tax and accounting matters in the real estate industry.

“Our firm is constantly seeking ways to broaden our offerings to best serve our clients,” said Lawrence Wood, managing partner at DZH Phillips. “With Anthony’s deep experience in real estate and his remarkable skills navigating tax and accounting issues, he is a solid addition to our team.”

Firmwide, DZH Phillips has more than 80 accounting professionals and 100 employees throughout offices in San Francisco, Oakland, San Rafael and on the peninsula. The firm, which recently merged with Bridgeway LLC, a financial operations consulting firm, provides the full range of accounting and advisory services across multiple industries and to individuals and closely-held businesses.

“I was drawn to the culture and vision of DZH Phillips, particularly their commitment to client service,” said Saris. “This was the right move at the right time, and I look forward to partnering with my respected colleagues.”
Saris has handled multimillion-dollar transactions for the top real estate companies and brokers in the country. He has worked closely with property managers and developers and major financial institutions on acquisitions, renovations and loan transactions for the past three decades.

Saris received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance at the University of South Florida and a Master’s degree in business administration from Golden Gate University San Francisco. He holds a California CPA certificate and is a member of the National, Northern California, Greater Inland Empire, Kansas and Florida Apartment Associations.

About DZH Phillips LLP
DZH Phillips LLP is among the largest accounting and advisory firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in San Francisco, Oakland, San Rafael and Burlingame. The firm provides a full range of accounting and audit services and maintains an extensive knowledge of tax strategies, audit best practices, forensics, wealth management and business advisory expertise to serve the needs of businesses, nonprofit organizations, families and individuals.

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