About

Levy, Erlanger & Company, CPAs (the Firm), founded in 1986, prides itself on providing quality professional services to nonprofit and for-profit enterprises, alike.

Presently, the practice is dominated by its services in the homeowner association industry. The Firm has served more than 3,000 community associations over the last quarter century, and counts more than two thirds of them as current clients. These associations range in size from 3 units to 6,700 units.

Our professional staff of about a dozen includes 6 CPAs and 3 CPA candidates. Our service area is primarily Northern California, but some engagements have also been in Southern California.

William S. Erlanger

William ErlangerPartner
MBA, CPA, MS-Tax

Bill received his BS in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley, his MBA in finance from Boston University and his MS-Tax from California State University Hayward. His MS-Tax thesis was on taxation of homeowner associations.

He is a member of the California CPA Society’s Planning Committee for Common Interest Realty Associations and is a frequent speaker at their annual CIRA conference. Bill is also an active member in the three major HOA industry groups: Community Associations Institutes (CAI, including past president of the local chapter), California Association of Community Managers (CACM) and Executive Council of Home Owners (ECHO, including chairperson of the CPA Financial Resource Panel).

He has been instrumental in working with the California Franchise Tax Board to be more responsive to the requirements of California homeowner associations including the online publishing of exempt organizations and exemption application requirements.

Bill’s early experience included working as an accountant with a California residential real estate developer of homeowner associations.