Paul Treinen

Paul Treinen

 MANAGING PARTNER, OC OFFICE, CLA

WHY: Was managing partner and member of executive committee of Irvine-based White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP, secondlargest accounting firm with HQ in OC. Joined firm in 1990, became a partner in 2001. Specializes in corporate and passthrough taxation; extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, transactional issues, business formations, and exit strategy planning.

RECENT: White Nelson merged with Midwest’s CLA in November.

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QUOTABLE: “I conducted an internal survey and discovered about 60% of our accountants were CSUF graduates. We've had a long tradition of hiring Fullerton grads, but I was surprised at how high the percentage was.”

2020 HOBBY: “I have really recommitted myself to running and training this year.  There is no better time to reinforce your health.”