Samuel Seaman

Samuel Seaman

Tax Partner


BDO San Francisco Office



Executive Summary

Sam Seaman is a Tax Partner and a member of BDO’s Asset Management Practice in San Francisco. Sam has over 16 years of experience serving alternative investment funds, including hedge, private equity and venture funds, as well as Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs). He currently counsels his clients on a variety of tax-related structuring and compliance-related issues, including transaction tax implications, foreign tax matters, management company issues related to changes in ownership, and individual tax planning and optimization strategies.
Prior to joining BDO, Sam co-founded Strata Fund Solutions, a fund administrator serving hedge, venture and private equity fund complexes. At Strata, Sam assisted numerous clients from start-ups to multibillion dollar, multi-strategy complexes. In addition to managing his fund clients’ daily administration and yearly tax requirements, he consulted with clients on building out their back office infrastructure, including accounting systems integration, service provider selection and investor relations protocol. He also consulted on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance and on overall operational integrity issues.
Sam’s practical industry experience includes serving as CFO of a multi-strategy investment firm in New York where he oversaw all accounting and operating functions, including monthly financial statement preparation, coordinating the annual audit process, overseeing tax filings, investor relations and coordination with service providers. Sam is well-versed in several tax, accounting and general ledger-related software systems, including their practical applications in solving the day-to-day issues his clients face.
Sam began his public accounting career with Arthur Andersen. Most recently he was with KPMG, where he focused exclusively on investment partnerships.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Hedge Funds Care


M.S., Accounting, Southern Utah University
B.S., Accounting, Southern Utah University