Friday May 21, 2021

"Revisiting 'Pot Talk' - 5 Years Later!"

Dean Guske

Owner / Principal Guske and Comany

Introduced by: Ann Norman

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Dean Guske got involved as a CPA with the cannabis industry and helping businesses enter a new industry, which at the time was lacking clear rules and guidance. Five years ago Dean spoke to BBRC about the challenges facing companies in this newly legalized industry in Washington State. Today we will get an update on how the industry and the rules and policies that guide it have matured. This will include not only what has changed but also the challenges facing the industry in the future.

About the Speaker

Dean Guske has over 35 years of experience in the areas of taxation, accounting and business consulting. In addition to his many years as a CPA, Dean has worked in private industry and was also a managing director of a real estate development company. The value he brings to his clients lies in his ability to identify and understand complex issues and how they relate to businesses and their individual owners.
He has a passion for entrepreneurship. This allows him to effectively serve others pursuing their small business dreams whatever they happen to be.
He has deep experience in all facets of real estate and businesses related to real estate. His clients have included everything from development and construction to brokerage and rental. Because he has also participated in these businesses as an owner, the impact of his hands on experience sets him apart from others who have only dealt with these issues in theory.
Dean holds a Master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts in business from the University of Washington. He is a member of the AICPA and WSCPA where he serves on the Tax Committee. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Washington.
Dean’s other passion is golf. He admits that he is a “junkie” and frequently can be found playing a fun round with his son Austin.