Mitchell Freedman, CPA®/PFS®
M. Freedman & Co., Inc. An Accountancy Corporation / MFAC Financial Advisors, Inc.
32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 210
Westlake Village, CA 91361
PHONE: (818) 905-0321 or (805) 409-0250
FAX: (818) 889-7371
Mitchell Freedman is the founder and President of M. Freedman & Co., Inc. An Accountancy Corporation, specializing in Business Management (Multi-Family Office) and Financial Counseling services for performing and creative artists, affluent elders, widows and widowers, and individuals with complex and unique financial needs. He is also founder and President of MFAC Financial Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Mr. Freedman is a founding member of The All-Star Financial Group, LLC and the Overseas Oversight Group, LLC. Mr. Freedman received his bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University. He was licensed as a CPA® in New York and is now licensed in California. He earned the credential Personal Financial Specialist (PFS®) in 1988.
Mr. Freedman has been named by Worth magazine as one of the '250 Best Financial Advisors' in the United States for five consecutive years. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA®) Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Section. Accounting Today named him as one of the 'Top 100 Most Influential People' in the accounting profession for two consecutive years. The same publication named him to three consecutive lists of 50 'Name$ to Know in Financial Planning.' The San Fernando Valley Business Journal recognized Mr. Freedman as one of the ‘25 Top CPAs in the San Fernando Valley’ the two times they compiled the lists. He is a sought-after speaker and has given presentations throughout the United States and Canada before numerous groups on a variety of subjects related to tax, financial, investing, entertainment industry, and ElderCare matters. He has appeared on CNN, "Entertainment Tonight," BBC, and numerous other television and radio programs. Mr. Freedman has written articles for and been featured in various national news, accounting, financial planning, investment, business, and general interest publications. He has been an instructor of a course in personal finance for California State University, Northridge and he was formerly an adjunct professor in accounting for the Adelphi University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Freedman is a member of the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA®). He served on CalCPA®’s governing Council for four terms. For one term he served as Trustee of the California CPA® Education Foundation. He is both a past Chair and Co-chair of CalCPA®'s State PFP Committee and past Chair of CalCPA®’s Communications Advisory Committee. Mr. Freedman is a member of the America Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA®). For 15 years he as a member of the AICPA® and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Elder Care Task Force. He also formerly served three year terms each on the AICPA® PFP Member Services Sub-committee and the AICPA® PFP Executive Committee. For four consecutive years he also served on the AICPA® PFP Conference Planning Committee.
Mr. Freedman has co-authored both the Guide to Planning for Performing and Creative Artists and the Guide to Planning for Divorce, for the AICPA® PFP Library. In addition he edited the AICPA® continuing education course entitled "Tax Considerations for Professional Athletes and Entertainers." Mr. Freedman was a panelist on an educational video entitled "The Financial Issues of Aging" and has moderated an educational video entitled "Effective Asset Protection Planning," both for the AICPA®.
Mr. Freedman is a founder and past Chair of California Jump$tart Coalition, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the financial literacy of California's youth.
Mr. Freedman is also a founder and Chair of CPAs Reforming our Profession (CROP), a national ad hoc watchdog group of CPAs concerned with the management and governance of the AICPA®.