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Matthew Watson

Matt is a real asset to the firm, with our clients appreciating his style, personality and integrity. His particular expertise in taxation is a perfect fit in 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 llp.

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, he is devoted to his family and is always ready to tell you the newest adventures of his kids. His wife grew up in the Valley and is a graduate of Santa Ynez Valley Union High School which gives the family real roots in the community. In his leisure, Matt enjoys playing golf and is an enthusiastic volunteer in the community.