Matthew Watson


Matt is a real asset to the firm; our clients most appreciate his style, personality, and integrity. His particular expertise in taxation is a perfect fit for the C&D family, and we are thrilled to have him as a partner.

Matt is a graduate of BYU, one of the top three accounting schools in the country. Prior to establishing his own firm in Carpinteria, Matt worked for the prestigious firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 2008 his Carpinteria-based practice merged with C&D.

Matt specializes in business and individual taxation and the interrelationship with closely held business entities. He has extensive experience with real estate taxation, including 1031 exchange transactions. He’s always looking for creative ways to improve our client’s tax situation. Matt’s understanding of the intricate tax laws and how to use them to improve a situation or find a better solution makes him an ideal partner and member of the C&D team.

In addition to enjoying his work with a variety of clients, Matt is devoted to his family and is always ready to tell you about his kids’ newest adventures. His wife grew up locally and they’ve been members of the community for a long time, which gives the family real roots in the Valley. Matt enjoys playing golf and is an enthusiastic volunteer in the area.