Introducing Our Team

Accountants and advisors to Silicon Valley since 1979.

Laura Lin, CPA

Assurance Partner
Johanson & Yau

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Laura Lin, CPA

Business Consulting
Employee Benefit Plan Audits
Financial Statement Preparation
Small Business Accounting
Tax Planning & Return Preparation


Real Estate
Wholesale / Distribution


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC), Designated Audit Quality Partner
California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)


Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, Treasurer
Leadership San Jose, Alum


Bachelor of Science – Accounting, California State University, Sacramento
Master of Business Administration – Accounting, University of California, Riverside

“Everything starts and ends with trust.”

I have been with Johanson & Yau since 2003, focusing on our accounting and audit practice. My specialization is in financial statements, primarily audits and reviews for closely held businesses. As a trusted advisor, I help clients make informed decisions that benefit both the financial and operational sides of their business.

I am also fluent in Mandarin and lead our expanding cross border and Chinese services. To learn more, please select your preferred language: |

I live in Sunnyvale and enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and our dog, Sparkle. I am a proud supporter of the 49ers and take an analytical approach to winning in fantasy football.


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Securities offered through Avantax Investment ServicesSM, Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Avantax Advisory ServicesSM. Placing business through Avantax Insurance AgencySM and Avantax Insurance ServicesSM. David R. Davis, CPA/PFS – CA Insurance #0E01220. Byron Ishiwata, CPA – CA Insurance #0E32247. Elier Peraza, CFP® – CA Insurance #0K42603

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