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Professional Profiles


Brandt R. Stickel, JD LLM TAX

Attorney at Law


Brandt Stickel

Brandt graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1974 and received his Masters in Public Health from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1978. Thereafter he worked in health planning for the Health Systems Agency in Northern Alaska, and then for the State Health Planning and Development Agency in Juneau, Alaska before returning to law school in 1983. In 1986 he graduated from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. He returned to California and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1987. Brandt practiced in civil litigation for the next sixteen years. In 1999, he returned to law school to complete a graduate degree in taxation (LLM) at Golden Gate University College of Law in San Francisco. After completing the LLM in 2002, he moved to Fort Bragg, California to join Sean J. Hogan, JD/CPA in his tax law practice. The firm of Hogan & Stickel, Inc. was formed in January of 2006. Since then, Brandt’s practice has emphasized estate planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships and business organization matters. Sean Hogan retired from his practice in 2013 and Brandt has been the principal of the firm since that time.

Non-Profit organizations are important to the vitality of the Mendocino Coast and Brandt has served on numerous Boards including the Chamber of Commerce, The Redwood Coast Senior Center, The Mendocino Art Center, the Mendocino Presbyterian Church and currently, Genesee Home Ministry. He has actively participated in the Rotary Club of Mendocino since 2006.

Brandt and his wife consider themselves fortunate to live on the Mendocino Coast. They enjoy the rural lifestyle and sense of community. The hallmark of Brandt’s practice is working with and educating clients to assist them with their (legal) goals and objectives.



Larry Flores, CPA

Certified Public Accountant


John Pless

Larry, a California Certified Public Accountant, brings over 15 years of diversified tax compliance and tax counseling experience to the firm of Hogan & Stickel, Inc. Prior to moving to the Coast, Larry has served an international clientele while working for major tax and accounting firms in western Canada (KPMG, PwC) and San Francisco (KPMG, Rowbotham & Company). Larry holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Saint Louis University (Philippines) and holds a professional accounting designation in Canada.

Larry’s practice areas include assisting individuals and businesses with their IRS and state income tax preparation and tax planning. Business clients include corporations, LLCs, partnerships, trusts, and estates.

He also provides services involving cross-border international tax planning and complex tax preparation. Typical cross-border clients include:

  • U.S. citizens living or working abroad
  • Nonresidents of the U.S. who are investing in real estate properties or have occasional business activities in the U.S.
  • U.S. citizens who have offshore foreign accounts, investments, or business activities
  • U.S. businesses that are expanding into offshore markets


John Pless

Certified Public Accountant


John Pless

(On temporary leave of absence.)



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Phone: 707-961-4400 • Fax: 707-961-4410



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