Brenda Colburn Jemmott

CPA / Stockholder / Oakland Office Head


Corporate Tax Transactions  
Tax Controversy  
Real Estate Partnerships  
International Tax, Compliance & Consulting  


Real Estate
Manufacturing - Food & Technology Based Product Design
Professional Services
Management Service Providers


State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, 1995
Golden Gate University, MS in Taxation, 2003
Golden Gate University, International Certificate - In progress
CPA License, 1999


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants  
Bay Oaks Soccer Club, Team Manager  
SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning & Urban Research Assoc.), Member  


Brenda joined RINA in 2006 and is the head of our Oakland office. Brenda has provided tax consultation and compliance services to businesses and high-net worth individual for over 19 years.  From 2003 – 2006, she worked as a revenue agent for the IRS in their Large to Mid-Size Business division.  While at the IRS, she audited large corporations from the government perspective.  She gained experience with complex corporate transactions and in international taxation.


Brenda specializes in the area of international tax compliance and consultation, real estate taxation and tax planning for corporate ownership changes.  She is the co-chair of RINA’s international tax group and is the head of the tax controversy group.  She is skilled at complex corporate tax transactions, planning and analyses.  With clients reaching out to global markets, Brenda provides advice on the U.S. tax consequences of foreign transactions, both inbound and outbound.  In the tax controversy area, she knows the procedures of the IRS and can successfully represent tax payers in tax agency examinations.  Brenda provides presentations on commercial real estate tax incentives as well as income tax and legislative updates.