About Polovinchik, Frid and Novak, LLP
Polovinchik, Frid and Novak, LLP does tax preparation. But we are much more than just tax preparers. Our experts are trusted tax advisors and planners for all of our individual and corporate clients. We are also your ally, always at the ready to fight—and win—your tax battles. When you select PF&N for your financial service needs, you choose a team of highly educated, experienced, and pragmatic individuals dedicated to meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations.
Depend on our proven professionalism, complete suite of capabilities, and unparalleled accounting expertise. Our clients trust our highly trained tax experts day in and day out to resolve various tax issues. Our reliability is one of the strongest attributes of Polovinchik, Frid and Novak, LLP . It’s the reason we enjoy such enduring relationships with our clients: they know they can always rely on us.
We devote all of our professional resources and time wholly and earnestly to our most important goal: ensuring that we achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We take pride in our ability to allocate the most appropriate and cost-effective resources to each client and each initiative. We are dedicated to your success and profitability.
The tax issues you may encounter require the assistance of experienced, expert tax advisors. Polovinchik, Frid and Novak, LLC delivers true value in providing the assistance you need. Our fees are very competitive, and we work diligently to earn your business…and keep it. Most Polovinchik, Frid and Novak, LLC clients find that the money they spend with us is a mere fraction of the savings and profits our initiatives help produce.
Our success is your success. And because most Polovinchik, Frid and Novak, LLP clients have enjoyed successful resolution of their tax issues, our practice has grown. We have formed enduring relationships with clients that last for years. And their satisfaction with our performance compels them to continually refer new clients to our firm. Referrals are the driving force of our steady expansion, which, in turn, enables Polovinchik, Frid and Novak, LLP to offer even greater resources to our clients.
Polovinchik, Frid and Novak, LLC is tight-knit group of professional, experienced tax professionals dedicated to prompt, efficient client service. There is no bureaucracy at Polovinchik, Frid and Novak, LLP. No layers upon layers of red tape. No waste, no excess. The specialist you meet at the outset of your engagement with Polovinchik, Frid and Novak, LLPwill be the one handling your tax issues through to resolution. That enables us to consistently act efficiently…and act fast.
As a Los Angeles, California, tax firm, we are committed to our community and state. The success and growth of our local community is among our top priorities. While we deliver world-class experience, expertise, and results to clients around the country and across the world, we always strive to deliver a higher quality of service. We are committed to a level of service beyond what clients can receive from the branch office of a firm whose primary headquarters are thousands of miles away. We value all of our national and international clients, but our first commitment is to the growth, continual improvement, and success of our home city and state.
Alex Polovinchik is a partner of our firm and its Principal.
He has handled extensively tax and accounting matters in a wide variety of subjects. His expertise encompasses individual, corporate and partnership tax compliance and planning, all types of federal and state tax disputes and controversies, as well as domestic and international business transactions and dispositions.
Mr. Polovinchik earned his Master of Business Administration in Accounting from the National University in 1997. He received his CPA license in California in 1999. He also earned his Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and was a lecturer of Intermediate, Cost and Managerial Accounting at the National University from 1999 until 2002.
Nikolai Novak graduated from California State University Northridge in 2007 earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy from the College of Business and Economics. During his education Nikolai interned at The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Accounting department in 2005 specializing in investment accounting with a focus on the company’s derivative activities. Nikolai Novak began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC in 2007 specializing in international tax compliance and large investment partnership taxation. Nikolai dealt with partnership allocation, FDAP, ECI, and UBTI tax issues in additional to taxation of investment in U.S. Real Property by foreign individuals; sovereign wealth funds and tax-exempt investors.
In 2010, Nikolai joined his largest client Oaktree Capital Management LP a private equity firm lead by renowned investor Howard Marks. Nikolai’s new role consisted of managing tax issues of both equity stakeholders within the firm and investors. Nikolai reviewed various partnership and corporate tax returns while serving as the tax liaison between the accounting firms, the deal teams, and the legal, the compliance, the marketing and the investor relation departments. In 2013 Nikolai joined PF&N Accounting Solutions to grow the practice and the brand with a focus of client service established by the founders Alex Polovinchik and Max Frid back in 1999.
Max Frid is a partner of our firm and its Principal. He has over fifteen years of experience in tax and accounting. Mr. Frid began his career with a Big Four international public accounting firm. Subsequently, he was a corporate finance manager in the headquarters of the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Frid’s expertise includes all types of federal and state tax disputes and controversies, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, research, compliance and consulting services.
A significant part of Mr. Frid’s practice focuses on wholesale and retail distribution, manufacturing, professional services, real estate and technology. He also leads our real estate construction practice. Mr. Frid received his CPA license in California in 1999 and is graduating from Golden Gate University, Master of Science in Taxation program.