Miller Kaplan Admits Two New Partners

Catalina Kirby

Catalina Kirby

North Hollywood, Calif.-based Miller Kaplan Arase admitted Catalina Kirby and Nicholas Sanchez as partners effective March 1.

Kirby has 12 years of public accounting experience and specializes in financial statement audits of employee benefit plans. Sanchez, an attorney for nearly 15 years, specializes in tax consulting, controversy tax opinions, and the issues raised by funds of money established to resolve claims.

“With proven expertise in their respective fields, I expect this younger generation of partners will energize the firm and play a significant role in our continued growth,” says Doug Waite, MP.

Nicholas Sanchez

Nicholas Sanchez

Kirby, located in Seattle for the last two years, first joined the North Hollywood office in 2006. She has focused on employee benefit plans – providing financial statements, agreed-upon procedures, and reviews, and has experience with financial statements for nonprofit organizations.

Sanchez, based out of the firm’s San Francisco office, began his career at Damasco & Associates (which joined Miller Kaplan in 2016) where he helped seek 19 private letter rulings from the IRS. He provides his clients with consulting and compliance services regarding information returns and withholding, offers general tax advisory services, and advises clients with respect to the tax implications of settlements and judgements – whether arising out of class action litigation, administrative enforcement actions, bankruptcies or receiverships.