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Raquel M. de la Hoya, Certified Public Accountant

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Raquel M. de la Hoya, CPA, MST – Partner VELAH Group PROFESSIONAL RESUME

Ms. de la Hoya is a tax partner with the accounting firm of VELAH Group. Ms. de la Hoya has over sixteen years experience in accounting, taxation, finance, and mergers and acquisitions in the United States and Latin America. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California.

Ms. de la Hoya’s tax experience includes eight years at Deloitte and Touche where she was a senior manager in the Mergers and Acquisitions Services Group (“M&A”) and over two years in the federal tax department at KPMG LLP.

Ms. de la Hoya has extensive experience in federal and state taxation with substantial experience in the area of M&A. At Deloitte & Touche, she was primarily responsible for advising U.S. companies doing business in Latin America and Latin American companies doing business in the U.S. on deal structure, due diligence, tax and transaction strategy.

Professional Experience

• VELAH Group - Partner • KPMG LLP - Tax Senior Manager • Deloitte & Touche LLP - Senior Manager-Mergers & Acquisitions Services • State of California Franchise Tax Board - Associate Tax Auditor

Areas of Expertise

• Federal & multi-state corporate tax • M & A - due diligence, tax and transaction strategies domestic & cross border • Tax controversy - IRS & FTB client representation • Proactive tax planning • Facilitate financing & access to capital • Project management – cross-border transactions • Expert witness testimony


• California State Polytechnic, Pomona B.S. - Business Administration • Golden Gate University - Master’s Degree in Taxation

Memberships and Affiliations

• U.S.- Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board- Secretary • California Hispanic Corporate Council- Leadership- Board member • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants • California Society of Certified Public Accountants • Latin Business Association • Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County