Areas of Expertise

  • Tax
  • Estate & Gift, Trust and Probate

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Richard Umanoff, CPA, MBA


Richard Umanoff, CPA, MBA, is a Principal at KROST CPAs. Richard's career spans over 45 years, with a concentration in taxation. His primary emphasis is estate and trust tax compliance, planning, estate administration, and probate court accounting. Richard currently serves in the role of trustee for numerous clients.

Richard can assist with the transition of family wealth and estate succession. He has experience working with family-owned and privately held companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals. His primary goal is to assist individuals and their attorneys to effectively transfer wealth while minimizing unnecessary estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes. In addition, he can coordinate all of your Estate & Gift, Trust and Probate Planning needs to ensure a smooth transition while minimizing emotional, tax, and administrative burdens.

Richard earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His graduate courses included the successful completion of The Professional Accounting Option.

Prior to joining KROST in 2020, Richard was Managing Partner of Gaynor & Umanoff, LLP in their Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles offices.

Richard lives in Redondo Beach with his wife, Susan.

Professional Experience

  • KROST, Principal — Estate & Gift, Trust and Probate (Present)
  • Gaynor & Umanoff, LLP, Managing Partner (1979 — 2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) (1983 — Present)
  • Member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) (1983 — Present)
  • Member of LA Estate Planning Committee (2012 — Present)
  • Conference Planning Committee, UCLA Annual Tax Controversy Conference

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