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Hired: 1986

Education:

  • Linfield College, B.A., business and accounting, magna cum laude, 1980

Practice Emphasis:

  • Business succession planning, estate and tax planning, and management issues, primarily with closely-held family businesses
  • Specialty areas include manufacturing, distribution, real estate and service industries

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DAVID G. DELAP, CPA

David DeLap, has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. He is a third-generation partner at Delap. Before joining the firm, he spent four years working for a national accounting firm. He also served in the Peace Corps in Belize, where he administered loans to small businesses, taught college accounting and coached basketball.

At Delap, David works with closely-held and family businesses, primarily on tax, financial and succession planning issues. He works hard as a problem solver and is committed to rapid response to inquiries and timely delivery of services. What separates Delap from other firms, he says, are the outstanding relationships we have developed with a group of outstanding clients. “We have a foundation of integrity and trust within our people that has led to very strong client relationships,” he says.

David and his wife Karla have two children, a videographer son and a daughter in graduate school. Most recently, the DeLap family grew by four when Dave and Karla traveled to Guatemala in December of 2015 to adopt their now four children, ages 9-13.

When not at work, he can often be found hiking, riding bikes with his family or working in the yard. He also serves on the leadership team at his church. David’s favorite restaurant is Riccardo’s Italian Restaurant in Lake Oswego; and his favorite movie is anything “Bourne”.

Career Highlights:

  • Learning about business, accounting and client relationships from my father
  • Learning how to run an accounting firm by working hand-in-hand with Jim White, Delap’s managing partner for over 20 years
  • Being able to express my faith without negatively affecting my relationship with others, whether they have faith in God or not

Involvement:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1982 – Present
  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1982 – Present
  • Board Member, More than Compassion
  • Former Board Member, National Christian Foundation, 2008-2016

Why Delap?

What Dave likes best about working at Delap is the variety of work. “Within our firm, there’s just so much opportunity for variety in the type of work we do and the clients we serve,” he says. “You can work in a lot of different areas, and that keeps the day interesting.”