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5885 Meadows Road, No. 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

David G. DeLap

Partner | CPA | CEPA®

Education: Linfield College, B.A., Business and Accounting, Magna Cum Laude

Dave simplifies complex tax, financial, and succession planning challenges so his clients can make sound financial decisions. With 37 years of tax and accounting experience, he’s able to view an individual’s entire balance sheet (both personal and business) from a high level.

His insight, combined with wealth planning expertise, means that clients get clarity and can see how their whole financial picture is impacted when making decisions.

Dave is a third-generation partner at Delap. He was the managing partner from 2004-2014. His practice emphasis has been business and succession planning, combined with income and estate and tax planning, primarily with closely held family businesses. He is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA®).

Dave graduated Magna Cum Laude from Linfield College and then spent four years working for a national accounting firm. He served as a board member for the National Christian Foundation and the Sunnyside Counseling Center. He also served in the Peace Corps in Belize, where he administered loans to small businesses, taught college accounting, and coached basketball. Currently, he’s a board member for Story International, a foundation committed to supporting orphans and restoring families in Guatemala.

Outside the office, Dave can be found spending time with his wife, Karla, and their six children. He also enjoys hiking, biking, and working in his yard.

In April 2016, Dave and Karla traveled to Guatemala where they adopted four children.


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Practice Emphasis

  • Business succession planning  (Certified Exit Planning Advisor)
  • Estate and tax planning and management issues, primarily with closely held family businesses
  • Specialty areas include manufacturing, distribution, real estate, and service industries

Community Involvement

  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Story International, Board Member
  • National Christian Foundation, Former Board Member