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Cheryl Schaffer J.

Partners and Principal


HQ Phone: (212) 302-3300

MGI Worldwide


500 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor

New York, New York 10110

United States

Company Description

MGI is a worldwide association of independent auditing, accounting and consulting firms. Each member firm undertakes no responsibility for the activities, work, opinions or service of the other member firms. more

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Background Information

Employment History


Wright Ford Young & Co


Professional Advisory Committee


Board of Trustees Member
Soup Kitchen

Board Member
Planned Giving Round Table

Board Member
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners



California State Long Beach

Bachelor of Science degree

California State University , Long Beach


Golden Gate University

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Cheryl Schaffer Email: cheryl@cpa-wfy.com

Practice Leaders - Irvine and Orange County CPA Wright Ford Young & Co.Irvine and Orange County CPA Wright Ford Young & Co.

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Cheryl J. Schaffer - Senior Partner, Estates & Trusts

Cheryl J. Schaffer - Tax Partner Cheryl J. Schaffer is well recognized for her work in tax planning and preparation for high net-worth individuals, estates, trusts, and private foundations. Cheryl obtained her B.S. from California State Long Beach in 1986 and her Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 1991.
Cheryl began her career with BDO Seidman in 1987, where she trained directly under and was personally mentored by BDO's International Partner in charge of Estate Planning. In 2003, after practicing in her own firm for 5 years, she joined Wright Ford Young & Company to head the Estate & Trust Team.
Under Cheryl's leadership, the Estate and Trust Team has saved clients millions of dollars in estate tax. In addition, she and the Team are especially sensitive to the delicate family issues surrounding loss of a spouse, partner or other loved ones. The Team strives to treat grieving clients with the compassion they should expect. She has a special passion for clients who generously include charities as beneficiaries of their estate plans.
Cheryl is a frequent lecturer on estate and income tax issues, has instructed other CPAs for continuing education programs, has taught private foundation taxation at the graduate level and has lectured for the Estate and Trust Section of the Orange County Bar Association in addition to the University of California, Irvine School of Law. She has provided expert witness testimony in the Orange County and Los Angeles County Probate Courts.
Cheryl is the past chairperson of the California Society of CPAs Estate Planning Committee, past president of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, past chairperson of the American Heart Association's Planned Giving Committee, and Former Board Member of Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. She served on the Board of Orange Coast Estate Planning Council for 8 years and in 2010 served as the Council's President. She is a former Board Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and serves on the University of California Irvine's Professional Advisory Council.

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Cheryl Schaffer, Partner of Estates and Trust at cheryl@cpa-wfy.com

Efficient and Easy Estate Planning - Irvine and Orange County CPA Wright Ford Young & Co.Irvine and Orange County CPA Wright Ford Young & Co.

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Cheryl J. Schaffer, C.P.A., M.S.T.

Partner of Estates and Trusts

Incredible gifting opportunity under the Tax Relief Act of 2010! - Irvine and Orange County CPA Wright Ford Young & Co.Irvine and Orange County CPA Wright Ford Young & Co.

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If you would rather have your wealth to be available for your heirs and/or charitable purposes instead of going to Uncle Sam, we urge you to contact our office and schedule a one-hour estate planning consultation with Cheryl Schaffer.

Cheryl J. Schaffer, C.P.A., M.S.T
Partner of Estates and Trusts

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