Gary S. Kuwahara, CPA

Industries and Focus

Expertise knowledge in personal and owner managed business tax preparation and planning. He also works in the areas of trusts and estate tax planning and the preparation of trust tax returns.


After successfully building and running his own CPA business for three decades, Gary merged his practice into PDM, LLP in 2015. He has been serving the South Bay as a sole tax practitioner specializing in individual and owner managed companies.

Education and Affiliations

Gary graduated from the University of California-Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Shortly thereafter, he attended California State University Los Angeles to satisfy credit requirements to become a CPA. He obtained his CPA licensure in 1981. As an active member of the South Bay community, Gary serves as one of three members on the Personnel Commission for the Torrance Unified School District. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Providence TrinityCare Hospice. Gary was elected and served three terms on the Torrance Unified School District Board of Education. Gary is a member of the California Society of CPAs.