George S. Gans is a Partner in the Business Tax Services group of Deloitte Tax LLP (“Deloitte”). He joined the firm’s Los Angeles office in 1998 upon graduation from Michigan State University (“MSU”) with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. George received his Masters of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California in 2002.
George has served a wide variety of tax clients including both public and private companies in the life sciences, hospitality, electric utility, and manufacturing industries. George has been involved in numerous tax consulting projects including research and development tax studies, accounting method reviews, and restructuring projects.
George currently serves as the Lead Tax Partner on some of the largest tax clients in Deloitte’s West region. In addition to his client service responsibilities, George is a member of the national Federal Accounting Methods and Periods group for Deloitte, and currently serves as the Los Angeles office representative for the national group.
George is also actively involved in global learning for Deloitte Tax. He is co-leading programs to develop future global tax partners, and is on the faculty for the global lead tax partner development program. He is a member of MSU’s external advisory board, where he serves as chair of the curriculum committee. George teaches two classes at California State University Northridge in the Masters of Tax program – Introduction to taxation of Corporations and their shareholders, and Accounting methods and periods.
Before attending MSU and starting his career with Deloitte, George served as a Captain in the Israeli Air Force. After completing his service, George worked for Hilton Hotels Corporation in Paris, France. He completed a management trainee program in the food and beverage department at the then-newly opened hotel at the Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris. George is a member of the AICPA and the California Society of Public Accountants. George is also a frequent instructor for local and national tax training for Deloitte and has taught classes on a variety of tax and career management topics. George, his wife Daphna, and their children Jonathan and Ella reside in Los Angeles, California.