Novogradac & Company LLP at a Glance


  • "Excellent reputation" and promotes a "climate of hard work."


  • "Not a household name in accounting"

The Buzz

  • "Top of their field in LIHTC [Low Income Housing Tax Credit] and NMTC [New Markets Tax Credit]"
  • "Inefficient"
  • "Good working environment, excellent competitor"
  • "Local firm"

About Novogradac & Company LLP

Climbing to the top

In recent years, Novogradac & Company has been inching its way to the top of the charts for the biggest accounting firms, making steady and significant progress each year.  The company has moved up more than 20 spots on Accounting Today's rankings of the largest firms by revenue in the past three years, leaping from No. 73 in 2005 to No. 51 in 2008.  Novogradac's revenue for its fiscal 2007 was $48.9 million, a 25 percent increase versus its revenue the previous year.  In 2008, Novogradac was also listed as the 16th-fastest growing firm in the country by Accounting Today. 
Founded in 1989, Novogradac & Company has more than 300 employees working from offices in Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Dover, Ohio; Kansas City; Long Beach, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C.

The housing market

Although Novogradac works with companies in a variety of industries, it specializes in the real estate sector, with a special emphasis on the affordable housing and community development industries.  Novogradac's business has seven practice area: tax and audit, consulting, property compliance, government consulting and valuation advisory, defeasance, litigation support and expert testimony, and marketing resources. 

Hosting duties

Novogradac has been bringing the real estate community together for 15 years.  Every year, the company hosts several conferences and workshops, which provide education in affordable housing and community development issues to industry professionals such as developers, syndicators, investors, lenders, agency staff, attorneys and property managers.  The firm's 2008 conferences were held across the country from Boston to San Francisco, and focused on the issues of LIHTC (low income housing tax credit), NMTC (new markets tax credit) and financing renewable energy.  Speakers at the conferences included a variety of different professionals and legislators, including Senators Maria Cantwell and John Ensign.  Over the course of 2008, Novogradac hosted 12 multiday conferences and 30 workshops. 

Open in Oregon

Novogradac & Company extended its campaign of nationwide expansion in 2008 with the opening of a new office in Portland, Ore.  The Portland office gave Novogradac 12 locations throughout the country and opened up its practice to the region north of San Francisco for the first time.  The office is led by Nicolo Pinoli, an expert in affordable housing and community development who joined the company in 2002.  The Portland office was the first new addition since the firm opened a branch in Cleveland in 2007.   

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Novogradac & Company LLP

246 First Street
Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-356-8000
Fax: 415-356-8001


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Michael J. Novogradac
  • 2010 Employees: 279

Major Office Locations

  • San Francisco, CA