Mitchell Freedman, CPA/PFS

President and Founder

Office: 805-409-0250

Mitchell Freedman is the founder and President of M Freedman & Co., Inc. an Accountancy Corporation, specializing in Multi-Family Office Services (Business Management) and Financial Counseling for performing and creative artists 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 is a licensed CPA in California and New York. He earned the credential Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) in 1988.

Mr. Freedman was awarded the 2006 Distinguished Service award from the Personal Financial Planning Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He was named by Worth magazine as one of the '250 Best Financial Advisors' in the United States for five consecutive years. 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, in 2007 and 2003. 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, Elder Care, and pre and post disaster planning subject 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 taught 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 four terms on CalCPA’s governing Council and one term as Trustee of the California CPA Education Foundation. He is both a past Chair and Co-chair of CalCPA's State Personal Financial Planning Committee and past Chair of CalCPA’s Communications Advisory Committee. He currently serves as member of both of the aforementioned committees. He also served on the planning committees for the Entertainment Industry, Personal Financial Planning, and Eldercare Conferences for the California CPA Education Foundation. Mr. Freedman is a member of the AICPA. He served for twelve years as a member of the AICPA and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) PrimePlus/ElderCare Task Force. He formerly served three year terms each on the AICPA PFP Member Services Sub-committee and the AICPA PFP Executive Committee. Mr. Freedman has served on the Planning Committees (and as a speaker) for the AICPA Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conferences from 2008-2012.

Mr. Freedman co-authored both the Guide to Planning for Performing and Creative Artists and the Guide to Planning for Divorce, for the AICPA PFP Library. He edited Disaster Recovery, A Guide to Financial Issues, and Disasters and Financial Planning, a Guide for Preparedness, both distributed by the AICPA and the American Red Cross. 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 and Director of California Jump$tart Coalition, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the financial literacy of California's youth. He is also a Director, Chair of the Budget/Finance Committee, and Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Westlake Yacht Club.