Our People

James Guffey, Sr. - President
James (Jim Sr.) began earning his real estate experience in the mid ’70s, adding management and development experience over the next 30 years. In 1989 he started his property tax experience as the President of his own company in California and was a pioneer in the decade of the ’90’s, saving thousands of Clients millions of dollars. Jim Sr. has developed, operated and sold interests in international residential developments (Guatemala), commercial developments in Southern California including a Fuel Distribution business and gas stations, and has extensive experience as an owner of commercial properties. As one of the principals in CAPTA, it is his direction and leadership that other company’s can only follow.

Branton G. Lachman - Corporate Counsel
Branton Lachman, JD, PharmD, is an attorney, pharmacist and educator with extensive experience in public entity and business law. After attaining a bachelor in music and a doctorate in pharmacy he attended Western State University College of Law where he was Editor-in-chief of Law Review, externed at the California 4th District Court of Appeal and graduated as valedictorian. Along with his legal practice he teaches corporate law at a regional law school. In the last real estate recession of the 1990’s James Sr. and Branton worked closely to provide their Clients maximum property tax savings.

Jonathan Guffey - Vice President, Operations Manager
Jonathan earned his BA from UC Riverside, gaining management experience at various retail operations along the way. In 2007 he began working with CAPTA and helped it grow into the successful business it is today. Jonathan specializes in client relations, ownership reassessments, and complex valuation issues. Through his experiences with the many people he's consulted, his goal has become to help people understand the property tax system and obtain the fair treatment they deserve. Besides being a principal in CAPTA, his passions include music performance and supporting and coaching youth soccer in his community.