“Quality tax advice is valuable only if a client has a chance to act on it. That’s why I go the extra mile to give my clients the information they need – when they need it. Client service is my top priority.”
Loran brings over 25 years of tax experience to HG&K’s clients. He specializes in providing tax and advisory services to businesses and individuals, and is responsible for the firm’s individual, corporate, and partnership tax practices.
Loran is known for his ability to handle the tax aspects of highly complex business transactions. He helps his clients understand the implications of the information he’s giving them so that they can take action on it. He offers big picture thinking and advising that allows business owners to stay on top of changing tax issues.
After earning a B.S.B.A. in accounting at Drake University in 1982, Loran became a licensed CPA in 1984. Three years later, he received his Masters in Accountancy and Taxation from the University of Houston, and in 1990 Loran completed the testing and education requirements necessary to become an Accredited Personal Financial Specialist.
“What makes our tax practice unique is the variety of experience in our department. We’re small enough to provide the best in personal service, yet we have the talent to handle the most complex transactions. On top of that, we take a team approach to ensure our clients receive valuable and comprehensive advice. Innovative solutions are our specialty, and teamwork is one of the reasons we deliver them consistently.”
Loran is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Loran and his wife Jan have two daughters, one in college and one in high school. Both Loran and his wife are active in the Coon Rapids United Methodist Church and enjoy family weekends at their cabin in Outing, MN. Basketball and golf keep Loran active year round.
“Long before I prepare a client’s tax return, I help them create a tax strategy. Planning and communicating throughout the year are essential to ensure individuals and businesses pay only the amount of tax they’re obligated to pay.”