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Chertock Team

Nick Chertock

Nick Chertock, CPA, has over 20 years of experience in public accounting in the San Francisco Bay Area, working as a tax advisor primarily assisting high net worth families, small business owners, and Trusts/Estates. He has extensive experience working with Real Estate sales professionals and their clients, as well as technology executives with complex equity compensation issues. He aims to be a trusted advisor and understand his clients’ entire financial picture. Nick enjoys simplifying complex tax topics, while working with the clients’ other advisors to form a team that will structure their financial affairs to create the best tax outcome.

Nick previously worked for 4 years as a Tax Director at CBIZ SLD (formerly Shea LaBagh Dobberstein) and previously worked as a Senior Tax Manager at Eide Bailly in Palo Alto and Seiler in San Francisco.

Nick earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from The University of San Diego in 1997. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the TriValley Estate Planning Council.

In his free time, Nick can be found with his wife and three daughters in the East Bay at one of their sporting events, camping in the woods, or on the golf course.

Chertock Team's Services and Specialties

Nick Chertock, CPA has worked as a tax accountant in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2001 serving wealthy families, tech executives, small business owners and estates/trusts.

Tax Preparation

Individual or Family tax return preparation, advice and quarterly tax planning.

1:1 Equity Tax Planning Sessions

One-time or ongoing strategy sessions to help clients make informed decisions regarding their equity compensation plans.

Estate/Trust Services

Tax consulting and compliance for professional fiduciaries and trustees and their estates & trusts.

Tax Planning for Small Businesses

Evaluate choice of entity, tax savings strategies, and state reporting requirements.

  • Partner Tax Advisor:  $390/hour
  • Tax Manager: $325/hour
  • Sr. Tax Associate: $225/hour
  • Tax Associate: $195/hour



    Starts at $1,250


    $250/1 hour

  • Ad hoc planning (partner)