Lance Wood

Area Director, Orange Country CA

Prior to coming to NCF, Lance was a tax partner with over 35 years of experience serving public and private, domestic and international, enterprises and individuals. He served a variety of industries including, manufacturing and distribution, retail and consumer products, services and technology. He also served several high net worth families, including their businesses, trusts, individuals and private foundations. The focus of Lance’s practice was systematic identification of tax opportunities and risks, then working closely with his clients to minimize risk and maximize appropriate tax savings. In addition to tax planning, Lance assisted clients with tax compliance, tax provisions and the tax opportunities around structuring, mergers and acquisitions, stock-based compensation, and tax accounting methods.

Lance holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California. He has taught courses, published articles, and is a frequent speaker on various tax planning and technical matters. He is a CPA and a member of both the AICPA and CalCPA.

When Lance is not being a tax guy, he is a husband (30+ years), father (5 children; three birth and two adopted from Ethiopia), and trying hard to make a difference in this world. He and his family attend Mariners Church. In addition to being with his kids on the soccer field, swim lessons, and Boy Scouts, Lance and his family lead 100+ people in an annual Mexico house building trip. He also is the Chairman of the SoCal regional board, and on the National Board for Hope International. HOPE is a Christ-centered microfinance organization that gives "a hand up, not a hand out" to over 1 million clients in some of the most impoverished countries in the world. He is about to release a book on the impacts of Christ-centered micro finance on the children of participants- it is titled “4.83 the cost to impact the life of a child for a year…. Maybe forever.”