Jeff Garrison, CPA
Jeff Garrison joins BGP Advisors with 30 years’ experience in accounting and finance including eight years as President and Managing Partner of Los Angeles-based accounting firm Stonefield Josephson, a 200-person firm with six regional offices in California and Hong Kong (now merged with Marcum LLP), and most recently, as President of SIVA Enterprises, a leading cannabis consulting firm. Jeff provides consulting services in California and other regulated states including financial modeling, business plans, operations management, investment, branding, real estate, representation with state and local authorities, license application preparation, submission, and approval. He has used his experience and expertise to architect financial and business strategies, source financing, establish best practices bookkeeping tied to regulatory compliance, and create exit strategies for firms in industries with changing regulations and requirements.
Jeff has provided accounting services to publicly traded companies, private- and non-profit entities such as SolisTek, a leading light manufacturer for indoor cultivators, Guess Jeans, DC Shoes, Lucky Brand Jeans, Smith & Wesson Firearms, The Oakland Raiders, and the Los Angeles Unified School District. His knowledge and understanding of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA, formerly BOE) sales, use, and cultivation tax is advantageous to all operating companies in the industry.
Education and Certifications:
Active California Certified Public Accountant – #53757
Bachelor of Arts, Accounting, California State University, Stanislaus
MBA Certificate, UCLA Anderson School of Management with focus on Merger & Acquisitions
Recent Presentations and Media:
"280E: What is IRS code 280E and how can you prepare if the IRS comes after your business for federal tax code violations?”, Cannabis Compliance in California, MJIC
"Financial modeling and understanding the structure of investment”, National Cannabis Industry Expert Summit, Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society.