Blake E. Christian, CPA/MBT, Partner
Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP
Blake is a Tax Partner in the Park City, UT and Long Beach, CA offices of HCVT, a Top 30 National CPA firm headquartered in Los Angeles.
Blake brings over 40 years of experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to clients that include multinational, large, closely held owner-managed businesses and high net-worth individuals. Blake specializes in federal and state income tax planning for businesses and high net worth families. He is well versed in entity choice and generational financial and tax planning.
Throughout his career, Blake has specialized in federal, state and local tax incentive programs, and currently focuses on the Federal Opportunity Zone program. A tax program that allows individual and business taxpayers the ability to exit appreciated assets, defer the tax for up to seven years, and ultimately exempt post-reinvestment appreciation after 10 years. Blake and the HCVT OZ Team has assisted over 100 clients and other CPAs in establishing OZ Funds for both real estate projects and operating businesses.
A thought leader, Blake is a frequent speaker, national media source including for Newsweek, USA Today, Bloomberg, Motley Fool, Accounting Today, Los Angeles Times, Bisnow, Globe Street, AICPA, CalCPA, and UACPA and has published over 200 tax and financial articles, and co-authored the book “How to OZ” providing insights into this powerful, yet complex, tax incentive program for both real estate and operating businesses. Along with many other industry awards, Blake was named as a 2020 Top 25 National OZ Influencer and a Top 25 OZ Tax Specialist by OZ Expo/OpportunityZone.com.