Stephen G. Austin, CPA, MBA, Firm Managing Partner
Swenson Advisors, LLP
Steve is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of California and Georgia. Steve manages audit, SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley, and business and lease accounting consulting engagements with a focus on technology, manufacturing, service, real estate, social media, and non-profit organizations. He is the author of the book Rise of the New Ethics Class. Steve speaks worldwide on governance, Sarbanes-Oxley, and IFRS matters and writes articles published by the AICPA. Prior to joining Swenson Advisors, Steve held Partner positions with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP and Price Waterhouse, LLP. Steve earned a BS in Accounting and Finance from Bob Jones University and an MBA from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. Steve serves on numerous community boards and audit committees including Summit Ministries, Family Heritage Foundation, Brandman University and InSoCal CONNECT.
Alison R. Weinberg-Fahey, Associate & Director
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Alison is a real estate attorney at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and a director at Manatt Real Estate Advisors, Inc., located in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, development, joint ventures, construction, secured loans, and workouts. She also advises and represents property owners, developers, tenants, lenders and investors in retail, office, hospitality, hospital system/medical center, aviation and multifamily projects. As a broker and director, Alison represents clients in listings and acquiring properties, and in an advisory capacity including with respect to brokerage rules and regulations.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Alison was a CPA and worked as an auditor at a Big 4 accounting firm in New York City on a team for AIG Financial Products in Wilton, Connecticut during the 2008 financial crisis.