Mario is the founder of New Era CPAs, LLP. and has been helping clients in the cannabis industry across with litigation support, compliance, 280E strategy, and tax preparation since 2009. Mario has served as an expert witness in a medical marijuana defense case (People v. Jovan Jackson(2013)) and was appointed by the Court as the CPA for the first medical marijuana business to file bankruptcy in federal court.
Mario’s professional experience is representative of his entrepreneurial character, one not afraid to deviate from the stereotypical norms. After leading audit engagements for large publicly traded companies at PwC in Portland, Oregon, Mario founded an accounting practice in San Diego and has helped hundreds of clients in accounting, consulting and tax engagements.