Inside SCV Business Guide 2010
April, 2010 - Issue #66
Inside SCV Magazine invites you to meet the local business professionals who can help you get out of debt, pay less in taxes, boost your business, improve your cash flow, balance your budget and so much more.

Louis J. Esbin, Esq. (photo by Teri Montoya)
Louis J. Esbin, Esq. (photo by Teri Montoya)
Law Offices of Louis J. Esbin

"We are committed to
providing large-firm

to those who could only
dream of having the
type of representation
otherwise reserved for banks
that haunt our clients."

Services: bankruptcy
and financial counseling to individuals and small businesses

Impressive: In practice for 24 years, Esbin is a certified bankruptcy specialist by the State Bar of California, was appointed as a commissioner to the State Bar Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission and is one of the authors of the CEB treatise on "Mortgage, Deeds of Trust, and Foreclosure Litigation."

Esbin has a track record of success, but not at prices otherwise charged by lawyers practicing "over the hill."


Cory Peterson (photo by Teri Montoya)
Cory Peterson (photo by Teri Montoya)
Peterson Printing & Graphics

"Backed by state-of-the-art technology you can be assured that your project will be completed according to the HIGHEST-QUALITY STANDARDS."

Services: business cards, stationery, black & white copies, color copies, digital copies, graphic design
Keep it local: Peterson Printing & Graphics has been serving the SCV since 1994. It's a local, owner-operated business that actively serves our community.

Make it easy: Peterson Printing & Graphics has the people and equipment to make your next copy project an easy - and pleasant - experience. Their customer service experts will help you select the perfect paper, as well as the right finishing and binding options, to make every project look professional.


Marti Heinbaugh, VP & SCV Regional Manager (photo by Teri Montoya)
Marti Heinbaugh, VP & SCV Regional Manager (photo by Teri Montoya)
Mission Valley Bank

"I truly enjoy my role as a
trusted financial advisor

to my clients and get tremendous satisfaction from having a positive impact on the GROWTH
of our community."

Services: complete business and personal banking solutions, business financing, SBA financing, accounts receivable financing, cash management, remote banking and merchant bankcard services

Impressive: Despite the economy, Mission Valley Bank continues to lend, supporting growth within the communities they serve through lending tens of millions in 2009 alone.

Clever: MVB offers "community centric" products like the Valley First and Valley Green Fund Accounts, which allow clients to support local community and environmentally-friendly projects.

Valencia 775-4100 Centre Pointe 253-9500

Kevin Leahy (photo by Mel Carll)
Kevin Leahy (photo by Mel Carll)
Retail Business Support

"I believe that everyone
should have the

and pursue their
entrepreneurial dream

What he does: "I guide clients who want to open a retail business through each step. For existing businesses, I work with the owner as a trusted, affordable adviser to improve sales and profits through a concentration on marketing, business and financial planning. I will customize a plan unique to the client's needs and budgets."

Why he's good at it: Leahy won SCV Chamber Small Business of the Year, is the chairman of the Think Santa Clarita Valley Campaign and was vice president (merchandising) for May Department Stores.

No risk: Mention this listing for a free initial business consultation.


Peter Roca
Peter Roca
Genworth Financial

"My MISSION is to
help protect families

from the potential financial burdens associated with
long-term care events."

Services: long-term care insurance, life insurance, annuities, Medicare supplemental insurance

Why you should call: Living a long life today is almost a certainty; preparing for it is a necessity. One of the greatest risks people face is a long-term care event. Paying for long-term care out of pocket can potentially, and rapidly, deplete savings and can have devastating financial and emotional consequences for the family.

You should know: Genworth Life Insurance Company is one of only a handful of select companies authorized by the California Partnership for Long Term Care to offer state-approved Partnership long term care insurance policies.


Ray Bulaon, Esq (photo by Mel Carll)
Ray Bulaon, Esq (photo by Mel Carll)
Ray Bulaon Law Offices Inc.

"FAMILY is important to me;
I know from experience
trying financial times impact
the families we serve."

Services: Chapter 7, Chapter 13, debt negotiation; bankruptcy protection and debt resolution for individuals and small businesses

Why you should call: You can stop foreclosure and save your home!

Why you can relax: The Ray Bulaon Law Offices have a solid track record of delivering results, with thousands of successful cases since 2001. Their legal team of attorneys, paralegals and secretaries provide courteous, professional and efficient services to help you every step of the way.

Bonus: Meet with a bankruptcy pro for a free confidential consultation.


Regal Realty of California

"We provide
producing optimal results,
in real estate."

Who they are: Regal Realty of California is an independent boutique real estate company. Services include all aspects of real estate, from buying and selling a home to property management.

They said it best: "Real estate is our passion, and our agents and brokers have a diverse background in residential real estate, residential leasing, unimproved land, corporate relocation, appraisal, lending and real estate investments. Our dedication to giving you the best customer service is our top priority. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a savvy real estate investor, we strive to exceed your expectations."


Michael L. Green (photo by Teri Montoya)
Michael L. Green (photo by Teri Montoya)
Michael L. Green Tax & Financial

"When it comes to
you should pay what you owe...
and keep as
much as you can

Services: for individuals and small businesses, year-round service, full audit representation, real estate tax issues, out-of-state returns, prior-year or late returns, marriage and divorce issues

Experience: With over 25 years in the tax prep/financial planning field, Green is a certified financial planner and enrolled IRS tax agent.

Why call now: "While tax laws and preparation can be daunting, the Obama administration has created a number of one-time tax credits, that, while complicated, will put some extra cash back in the pockets of tax payers."


Ronald Morgan, Robert Stern, Lloyd Sreden, Gregory Kory, Trevor Rice
Ronald Morgan, Robert Stern, Lloyd Sreden, Gregory Kory, Trevor Rice
Stern, Kory, Sreden & Morgan
An Accountancy Corporation

"Our mission is to
develop and maintain
long-term client

by providing
high-quality, in-depth and
personalized services

Services: tax preparation and planning, business accounting, business valuation, certified audit services

Why you can trust them: Because your neighbors do! Stern, Kory, Sreden & Morgan - An Accountancy Corporation was voted "Best Accounting Firm" in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2009 by The Signal. They are participants in AICPA Peer Review programs and have been in business since 1977.

Fun fact: Stern, Kory, Sreden & Morgan is one of the largest full-service CPA firms in the SCV specializing in business accounting and taxation.


Keith Crawford
Keith Crawford
Wifi Technical Services, Inc.

"HONESTY and INTEGRITY breeds success."

Services: Windows-based repair, upgrades, spyware/malware removal, computer repair, virus removal and diagnostics. Data backup and recovery, consulting and training. Software, wired and wireless networks, devices, home theater, and phone system installation and configuration

How they save you time: Viruses could be slowing your computer down and jeopardizing the safety of your files and system. With spyware/malware removal, you'll get more accomplished during your time on the computer. Plus, Wifi Technical Services will go to your home or office; no more time wasted on hold with tech support!

How they save you money: This local family-owned and operated business offers free consultations.


Oscar A. Dominguez, VP & Manager
Oscar A. Dominguez, VP & Manager
Union Bank

"A community of banking offices in Santa Clarita to

Services: personal, wealth management, small business and commercial banking services

A unique service: The Union Bank "Financial Watch" program is geared towards seniors, who are often targeted for fraud. Union Bank can provide free advice on how to protect yourself and your assets. They offer clients 55 and older with a free program, including a bank account with no limitations, free checks, free money orders, free cashier's checks and no monthly service charge.

What's great: Union Bank is a local community bank; all decisions are made locally.

Canyon Country 424-9686, Newhall 799-8529,
Stevenson Ranch 254-0015, Valencia 799-8531

Danielle Cooper, CPA
Danielle Cooper, CPA
Veracity Tax

"Our FOCUS is on you and
what we can do to help you
realize your dreams

Services: tax preparation, small-business start up, bookkeeping, accounting, prior-year taxes, multi-state and international tax prep

Dare to dream: Your dream may be to start or expand a business or save money to send your children to college. They have the resources, experience and dedication to help dreams become reality.

Credentials: Cooper is a National Accounting Society Member of the Year Award recipient, a CPA in multiple states and a Santa Clarita Business Advisory member.

You'll save: Veracity offers long-form tax preparation starting at $99; for first-time clients, Veracity pays $25 cash with income tax prep through March 31, 2010.

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