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I strongly recommend Leyla. I have been extremely happy with her knowledge, communications, diligence and attention to detail, and flexibility to accommodate our business needs/risk tolerance. I feel very confident giving Leyla the information she needs and letting her tell me the best way to proceed. Our accountants work with a lot of startups and say she's the best startup CPA they've ever seen.

— Chas B.

Sunnyvale CPA

Leyla came to the rescue!

My old accountant went missing in action after agreeing to do my 2010 corporate taxes. In search of a new CPA, I looked on Yelp and found Leyla. After meeting with her and her staff, I decided to have her do my 2010 corporate returns. What a great decision! After a thorough review of my 2009 taxes, she determined that they needed to be amended. I had formed a corporation in 2009, and my old accountant had made numerous errors on my first tax return.

Leyla sifted through all of the paperwork and my Quickbook files and prepared an amended return. Then it turned out that my previous accountant had not e-filed the 2009 returns(?!). What a mess! Leyla cleaned up the 2009 mess and got my 2010 return quickly completed and filed. Her professionalism was impressive and she was exceptionally enjoyable to work with. She never requested any additional fee for the many hours of extra work she had to do even though it would have been justified.

Her fees are reasonable especially considering the quality of service she provides. My only regret is that I didn't find her sooner!

— D. Holl

Sunnyvale CPA

Leyla Hanson came to my rescue at a difficult time. My husband sold his business, a major automotive dealership, and died shortly thereafter. The CPA my husband had been working with would not return my phone calls. At the glowing recommendation of a savvy business friend, I retained Leyla to help me wind down the affairs of the dealership and file the final tax returns for the various corporations related to the dealership.

Leyla approached this large and complicated task with dedication and good humor. Winding down the affairs of a large business is an enormous task, even with the help of people familiar with the transaction. In this case, Leyla had to do all the research herself. I was little help, not having been involved in the business in the first place and emotionally devastated besides.

By the end of this difficult process, I could see why Leyla had come so highly recommended. She quickly understood the web of corporate relationships, figured out the money flow, and prepared the final tax returns. She also coached me on winding down and closing the corporations.

Since then, I have started my own business — The Serene Sanctuary. I have retained Leyla for all of the business and tax needs for my new venture. I cannot imagine working with anyone else.

— Anna C., www.TheSereneSanctuary.com

Sunnyvale CPA

Several years ago, I took on some freelance work and decided to hire a tax return specialist for the first time, since my taxes were going to be more complicated. I met with another CPA, who despite completing my taxes correctly, was very demeaning while rudely pointing out the errors I had made during my first year freelancing.

After that unpleasant experience, I learned the ropes of self-employment and officially started my own business. As tax season rolled around again, I went in search of a CPA who would be skilled, affordable, and a pleasure to work with. I am so lucky I found Leyla Hanson!

Leyla is a talented and knowledgeable CPA, and a warm and friendly person on top of that. She is trustworthy, patient, and efficient. I don't dread tax season anymore because working with Leyla is a pleasure.

— Heather Olah, designOlah

Sunnyvale CPA

Leyla worked tirelessly taking me through a very difficult audit; then, pieced together the accounting puzzle my former business partner left behind. I would not have been able to continue operating my insurance agency without her.

Leyla took all the pressure away from me and treated my problems as her own. Her attention to detail and follow-up work was always performed at the highest level, and made me feel comfortable and confident with her abilities. Leyla's willingness to make herself available made it very convenient for me.

Leyla is an exceptional talent and a really nice person. I am very happy to have her as my CPA and look forward to a long and happy business relationship.

— Bill Evans, CLU, ChFC, Insurance & Financial Services Agent

    You took all the pressure away from me and treated my problems as your own. Your attention to detail and follow-up work was always performed at the highest level, and made me feel comfortable and confident with your abilities. Your willingness to make yourself available made it very convenient for me.    

— Bill Evans, CLU, ChFC

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