Laura L. Lusa
Providing tax preparation services to estates, businesses and individuals, and estate planning assistance to families, Laura Lusa considers herself a problem solver – and that’s one reason why she enjoys being an accountant.
“Whether it’s for an individual, an estate or a business, problem solving is what I do,” said Laura, a licensed CPA with over 30 years of experience in the industry. “Every day there’s something new and interesting to sort out.”
Laura’s practice includes helping families plan their estate and transition wealth from one generation to the next as well as all of the tax preparation work that goes along with it. She takes great joy in helping widowed spouses and their families get a grasp of their assets and develop the skills to manage their financial situation. “We develop a comfortable working relationship so they are secure asking questions about whatever needs to be addressed,” Laura said. It’s nice to see them gain confidence and then go off into the next chapter of their lives.”
In addition to estate and trust planning, Laura also provides individual and business clients with tax planning assistance. Helping people succeed has always been her focus. “I have a strong connection with my clients and really enjoy helping them achieve their goals,” Laura said.
After graduating with honors from the University of Florida, Laura worked for nearly six years in the Boston and Portland, Oregon, offices of a national accounting firm. She then spent 10 years in senior financial management roles for two multi-national manufacturing companies in the Portland area. After years in the big city, she quit her hour-long commute, moved to Roseburg and joined Wicks Emmett as a staff accountant. She became a partner in 2004.
Laura is active in the North Roseburg Rotary Club, and she is a community board member for CHI Mercy hospital in Roseburg. A world traveler, Laura spends her free time visiting with friends and doing “anything outdoors,” including gardening, canoeing, birding and hiking the North Umpqua Trail with her joyful black Lab, Lira.
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Manufacturing, wineries, hospitality, farming and ranching, professional services, construction
Area of Expertise
Estate and trust taxation, estate planning, individual tax, business advisory services
B.S., Accounting, University of Florida; graduated with honors
Laura has been doing CrossFit since 2012. She can deadlift with the best of them.
“I have a strong connection with my clients and really enjoy helping them achieve their goals.”Laura