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Jamie J Cottage, CPA, MST

President & Owner

Jamie Cottage received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration & Accounting from California State University, Los Angeles, with emphasis placed on the study of individual, corporate, and partnership taxation.  Immediately after graduation he sat for and passed the CPA exam in California.  Most recently Jamie received his Master's of Science degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University, a school specializing in the area of tax study.  With his formal education behind him, Jamie plans to spend his time in the future studying for and acquiring the various professional designations that will allow him to offer additional services to his clients.  Jamie is the Owner and President of Cottage Consulting Corp


Prior to launching Cottage Consulting Corp  Jamie was a Tax Manager and Director of Estate Planning at a mid-sized CPA firm in Los Angeles where he worked directly with clients from a multitude of industries and professions including real estate, entertainment, and medicine.  


His duties included the preparation and review of all types of tax returns including individual, corporate, partnership, estate and gift.  He has also represented clients in front of IRS agents and the appeals board, and worked with several clients in preparing their business for acquisition by publicly traded companies. 


As Director and head of the estate planning department he developed and maintained estate plans for many of his high net worth individuals.  Jamie worked directly with these clients and their attorneys to utilize gifting strategies, the acquisition of life insurance, and use and administration of various types of trusts including ILITs, DGTs, and charitable trusts, which ultimately reduce estate taxes and offer protection for future generations.


Jamie continues to use his experience and expertise in the areas of accounting, taxation, and estate planning with his current clientele.  In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and travel.  

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