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The SLD Difference

Helping Businesses Grow Since 1944

Shea Labagh Dobberstein Story

Since 1944, SLD has worked in partnership with generations of family-owned and closely-held businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our legacy of providing independent, objective advice continues to make reaching their objectives possible.

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Designing Employer Contributions to Encourage Greater Participant Savings

While matching contributions provide added incentive for employees to participate in a defined contribution (DC) plan, tailoring employer contributions can help maximize participant contribution rates. For instance, plan sponsors may want to reduce the matching percentage and increase the cap to see if the savings rate would increase without negatively impacting the participation rate.

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Jenea Smith

Jenea Smith Joins SLD as Audit Director

We’re excited to announce that Jenea Smith, CPA, has joined the firm as Audit Director! “Jenea’s depth of audit experience and business insight will be a welcome addition to our growing firm,” says James Dobberstein, Managing Principal of Shea Labagh Dobberstein.

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SLD offers the expertise of a large accounting firm in a family-like environment. We support the development and success of our professionals through training, mentoring, and other opportunities that lead to a fulfilling career.