Management Team

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John Langreck

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Mr. Langreck is the founding member and Principal at FCG. He has over 15 years of tax and accounting experience with a focus on federal and California tax credits and incentives. Mr. Langreck has extensive experience with the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), and California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) tax incentives serving clients in many industries.  He has also successfully defended numerous credit claims under audit and examination.

Mr. Langreck previously worked at Arthur Andersen LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is a licensed CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA). Mr. Langreck earned his M.S. (taxation) at Golden Gate University and his B.S. (accounting) at Wright State University. He serves as a curriculum advisor at UC Davis and has been a board member of several non-profit organizations in the Sacramento area.

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Marc Stein

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Mr. Stein acts as Director of Credits & Incentives Services at FCG. He has a diverse background with extensive experience in tax consulting, compliance and litigation support services for entities of all types. His clients span a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, technology, and personal services.

Mr. Stein worked at Accenture prior to FCG. He earned his B.S. (finance) from California State University at Long Beach and his M.B.A. from the USC Marshall School of Business. Mr. Stein is a frequent speaker at corporate events throughout the Bay Area and is actively engaged in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley.

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Maria Ramirez

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Ms. Ramirez is the firm’s Director of Tax Controversy Services. She has been certified as a Specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California and has extensive experience in the areas of business law, taxation and related litigation. Ms. Ramirez has published articles in The California Tax Lawyer and other prestigious legal journals. She is a member of the California State Bar, Texas State Bar, U.S. District Court, and U.S. Tax Court.

Ms. Ramirez worked at Baker & McKenzie LLP in Chicago and then entered private practice prior to joining FCG. She earned a B.A. summa cum laude in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and her J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Ramirez is active in the Hispanic National Bar Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners. She also volunteers in the California Minority Counsel Program.


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