Shwiff, Levy & Polo LLP

Certified Public Accountants

433 California St., Suite 1000

San Francisco, CA 94104


d. (415) 291-8600


San Francisco II

Elizabeth Shwiff


The visionary behind Shwiff, Levy & Polo, LLP,  Elizabeth Shwiff is the full-service accounting firm's managing partner and director of practice development. She founded the company in 1989 with the mission to provide clients with the highest value, extensive expertise and exemplary service. It is a responsibility the firm continues to fulfill every day. The team of multilingual CPA professionals she has assembled is committed to providing comprehensive tax and financial services with integrity.

Elizabeth is an expert in linguistics, speaks four languages, and holds multiple degrees, including a master's degree in taxation. She has worked globally for the U.S. State Department and other authorities on cases involving complex domestic and international tax issues. A much-sought-after expert witness and partner for litigation teams worldwide, Elizabeth has an unparalleled depth of expertise and breadth of knowledge, as well as unimpeachable credibility in a variety of environments, from boardrooms to courtrooms.

With innate problem-solving skills, coupled with an unyielding dedication to finding the truth, Elizabeth has earned a stellar reputation for successfully representing clients. She is well-known as a formidable opponent to such entities as the IRS, the Franchise Tax Board, the U.S. Department of Treasury and foreign governments. (See Reviews & Results.)

Apart from work, Elizabeth is deeply involved in community affairs. She is an active volunteer mediator and arbitrator in the Bar Association of San Francisco's Attorney/Client Fee Disputes program and serves as a volunteer mediator for both the San Francisco Police Commission's Office of Citizen Complaints and the Community Boards of San Francisco. In addition, she, along with her husband, Howard, is a longtime supporter of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, a philanthropic organization.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

  • Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)

  • U.S. Tax Court Practitioner (USTCP)

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