Doug became an EA (Enrolled Agent) in 1983.
He spent two years at UCLA before getting his B.S. in accounting from CSUN in May 1977. Doug spent the next five years in the tax departments of two national and one local CPA firm, working on a myriad of different types of tax returns for high net income celebrities and their entities before going into business for himself and starting Bottom Line in December 1981.
Doug practices all facets of taxation but specializes in individual taxation and can easily handle out-of-state returns and I.R.S. audits. Within individual taxation, he has a particular expertise with physicians, dentists, small business, firefighters, law enforcement, entertainers, grips, gaffers, realtors, mortgage brokers, nurses, teachers, hygienists, and psychologists. However, he also does tax work for fiduciaries, nonprofit organizations, C-corporations, S-corporations, and partnerships.
Doug and his wife Nancy have been married since 1977 and have made the Conejo Valley (Southern Calif., 15 miles east of Malibu) their home since 1982. Nancy is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1984, specializing in couple counseling and parenting; she is also a professor in the graduate counseling psychology department at California Lutheran University. Doug and Nancy have three adult daughters; Allison is an artist and university art professor in Brooklyn, NY. Twin daughters Jenny and Brie are both fashion designers in Los Angeles.
Doug has been active in the community and previously served eight years on the Las Virgenes Unified School District’s Curriculum Council. He wrote a musical drama for the stage which was produced in the San Fernando Valley in 1993 and again in 2004, and his poetry can be found in several anthologies. A boat owner, the Maletz family are avid water-skiers, as well as car enthusiasts. Doug and Nancy are passionate world travelers, whether it be a relaxing river cruise in Europe, hiking Machu Pichu, a bumpy photo safari in Africa or touring our own beautiful national parks. And of course, what would traveling abroad be like without sampling the native cuisine…