Chuck is very knowledgeable about all kinds of taxes. I am a Lesbian, and my partner and I got married in 2008, when you could in California. Chuck knows how to negotiate our tricky returns -- married for the California returns, but sort-of-single with the federal. We also were audited by the IRS last year, in part because of our high charitable deductions, and he represented us at the audit, without us even being present. The audit came out very well for us, and we were grateful for his knowledge and ability to communicate with the IRS. If you are looking for a warm, chatty person, then you should go somewhere else. But if you are looking for someone who knows taxes, you should go to Chuck.