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WeiserMazars Names Victor Wahba Chief Executive Officer
March 31, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Victor Wahba will succeed Douglas A. Phillips as our Chief Executive Officer as of April 1, 2015. Mr. Phillips will continue to serve as Chairman. This move is part of WeiserMazars’ ongoing national expansion strategy and leadership succession plan. Previously the New York Office Managing Partner, Victor has served on the firm’s Executive Committee for nearly a decade, including overseeing recent mergers and acquisitions which were designed to advance the firm’s national strategic plan.
WeiserMazars Names James Blake Managing Partner
April 2, 2015
We are pleased to announce that James Blake has been appointed to the newly created position of Managing Partner. This appointment is consistent with WeiserMazars’ ongoing national expansion strategy and leadership succession plan. As the Firm’s Managing Partner, Jim will be responsible for coordinating WeiserMazars’ operational management on a local, regional and national level. He will continue to lead the New Jersey office and to serve on the firm’s Executive Committee.
WeiserMazars Expands Health Care Practice, Names Principal Debra Bornstein Practice Leader
April 8, 2015
Congratulations to Debra Bornstein, who has been named as our new Health Care practice leader. Said WeiserMazars CEO, Victor Wahba, “As a leading change facilitator in this era of sweeping health care reform, we felt it was important to continue to expand our capabilities to best serve our existing and future health care industry clients. Debra is the right person to lead in the Practice’s continued expansion and in ensuring that our clients’ needs are fully met at all levels.”
Other Recent Press Releases
WeiserMazars and Mazars Third Annual Media Barometer Study Finds Performance Gap Between North America and European Media Sectors
March 24, 2015
WeiserMazars LLP and Mazars Group, today announced the release of their third annual Media Barometer Study. The analysis covers 100 largest North American and European media companies in Advertising & Communications, Broadcasting and Press & Publishing.
Global Human Rights Survey Indicates the Human Rights is a topic of High Importance for Businesses and its Stakeholders
March 16, 2015
“The road from principle to practice: Today’s challenges for business in respecting human rights”, a new report published today by The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by WeiserMazars LLP and Mazars Group, indicates that a large majority of executives (83%) believe that human rights is not only a central theme at government level but also a major topic of focus for businesses.
WeiserMazars LLP Expands Not-For-Profit Practice with Addition of Partner Ethan Kahn
December 30, 2014
WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, is pleased to announce that Ethan Kahn has joined as a Partner in the Not-for-Profit Practice. Based in the New York office, he will substantially strengthen the firm’s services to the not-for-profit sector, particularly in the area of consulting and audit services.
WeiserMazars LLP and Mazars Group Launch Global Human Rights Survey
December 8, 2014
We are pleased to announce that WeiserMazars LLP, along with Mazars Group, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and an international alliance of governments and businesses, is launching a global human rights survey. The centerpiece of this initiative will be worldwide research conducted by the EIU to build an in-depth picture of businesses’ awareness of, commitment to and progress in improving human rights.
In Memory | Anees Tahir Din
September 15, 2014
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Anees Din, who was a part of this firm and our work family for more than 10 years. His passing has left an emptiness in our lives that will be difficult to fill.
WeiserMazars LLP Expands Health Care Practice with Addition of Director Louis Liebhaber
August 13, 2014
WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, today announced that Louis Liebhaber MBA has joined the Health Care Group as a Director. He will be instrumental in expanding the strategic planning, operations improvement and turnaround services practice.
Jules S. Reich Joins WeiserMazars LLP as Tax Partner Within the Transaction Advisory Services Group
August 4, 2014
We are pleased to welcome Jules Reich as a Partner within our Transaction Advisory Services Group, which assists companies and private equity firms as they purchase or divest themselves of businesses both domestically and globally. Said Douglas Phillips, our Chief Executive Officer, “As M&A activity continues to increase worldwide, Jules’ vast knowledge and experience on a global level will help us deliver comprehensive, expert counsel that enables clients to make smarter strategic decisions.”
WeiserMazars LLP Expands Health Care Practice with Acquisition of pmpm® Consulting Group
July 31, 2014
We are excited to announce the acquisition of pmpm Consulting Group Inc., a national health care consulting firm specializing in providing managed care services including network development, contracting, credentialing, regulatory monitoring, oversight and compliance audits to payers and providers. The acquisition significantly expands our Health Care Practice with Russell Foster, founder of pmpm, and Sheila Stephens joining the group as Principals, along with a team of six professionals.
WeiserMazars LLP Expands Water & Utilities Practice with Addition of Partner Robert K. Wilson
July 24, 2014
We are pleased to welcome Robert Wilson as a Partner in our growing Water & Utilities Practice. Based in New Jersey, he will primarily focus on delivering audit and consulting services in this important sector. Says Robert, “I look forward to putting my diverse background in both auditing and consulting to use helping clients at all levels achieve better financial and operational performance.”
WeiserMazars Partner-In-Charge, Private Client Services, Lisa Osofsky, Named to Executive Committee
July 7, 2014
We are excited to announce that Lisa Osofsky, Partner-in-Charge of WeiserMazars' Private Client Services Practice, has been elected to our Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2015. A founding member of WeiserMazars’ Tax Practice Board, Lisa currently serves on several firm leadership teams including the WeiserMazars Partner Performance Committee. “Lisa has been an exemplary professional, focused on delivering exceptional client service. She enhances our strategic positioning, both through her excellent work and market outreach,” said Doug Phillips, WeiserMazars Chief Executive Officer.
WeiserMazars LLP Second Annual U.S. Food and Beverage Industry Study Predicts Industry Growth for 2014
July 1, 2014
Our 2014 U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study found that sector decision-makers anticipate growth in sales, profit and employment for 2014. This year's study was a joint effort by WeiserMazars, The Food Institute, AFI and Stagnito Business Information, probing food and beverage industry trends, challenges, company performance, and future plans. The study offers important benchmark data that allows food and beverage companies to assess 2013 performance, best practices, and insights into potential drivers for the industry in 2014. View the 2014 U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study here.
WeiserMazars 2014 U.S. Water Industry Outlook Finds Aging Infrastructure and Capital Needs Remain Unaddressed
June 26, 2014
Our 2014 U.S. Water Industry Outlook found that the most significant challenges facing the industry remain aging infrastructure and capital needs, as they did in the 2012 Outlook. The aging of management and plant workers is also a major challenge according to survey participants. The Outlook discusses issues ranging from operations to financial results and trends impacting the future of the water industry. View the 2014 U.S. Water Industry Outlook here.
WeiserMazars LLP Expands Governance, Risk & Compliance Practice Through Merger with ICS Consulting Partners
May 22, 2014
We are excited to announce our merger with ICS Consulting Partners, a boutique internal audit, regulatory compliance and credit risk management consulting firm catering to the banking industry. ICS co-founders, John White and John Palmer, have joined WeiserMazars as Principals to lead the Banking Internal Audit practice and are accompanied nationally by their ICS professional team. This merger significantly expands WeiserMazars’ Governance, Risk & Compliance Services capabilities.
WeiserMazars LLP Expands Chicago Tax Practice with Addition of Corporate Tax Partner Christina Immelman
May 9, 2014
We are happy to announce that Christina Immelman has joined WeiserMazars! Christina has more than 28 years of experience both as a service provider and a corporate tax executive. “We welcome Christina to the WeiserMazars’ team. Her expertise will reinforce the Chicago office’s capability in this important practice area,” said David McRoberts, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Chicago office.
WeiserMazars LLP Expands Health Care Information Technology Practice with Addition of Principal Mary Carroll Ford
May 9, 2014
We are pleased to welcome Mary Carroll Ford to WeiserMazars! Mary is an experienced Chief Information Officer, having spent over 30 years working with information systems, the last 16 in health care. “Mary’s reputation for strong leadership and her extensive experience managing Information Technology services onsite makes her an ideal addition to the Health Care IT team,” said Marc Grossman, Principal in our Health Care IT Practice.
WeiserMazars LLP Expands Chicago Tax Practice with Addition of Senior Manager Richard Barjon
March 14, 2014
We are pleased to welcome Richard Barjon to WeiserMazars! Richard's addition strengthens our Chicago practice's local tax capabilities, particularly in the area of tax advisory services for high net worth individuals and foreign nationals with U.S. tax implications. Says Partner-in-Charge of our Chicago office, David McRoberts, "Not only will Richard expand our Chicago office's growing Private Client Services practice, he will also greatly deepen our international tax capabilities."
WeiserMazars LLP Expands Tax Practice with Addition of Partners Ilene Mak and Candace L. Quinn
February 19, 2014
We are happy to announce that we are expanding our tax practice with the addition of two partners, Ilene Mak and Candace L. Quinn. Ilene has more than 20 years of experience providing top level corporate and partnership tax services to entities in the financial services industry and Candace has more than 25 years of experience providing global executive compensation and benefits services to multinational and domestic corporations.
WeiserMazars LLP Expands New Jersey Tax Practice with Addition of Partner Richard J. Bloom
February 13, 2014
We are pleased to welcome Richard J. Bloom to WeiserMazars! Richard's expertise lies in personal tax and matters of financial planning that affect high net worth individuals. Says James Blake, our New Jersey Practice Partner-in-Charge, "We are excited about Richard joining the firm. He will both deepen our New Jersey tax service offering and be a valuable resource in our established Private Client Services and Trusts & Estates practices.”
Weisermazars and Resnick Druckman Group Merge, Expand New York City And Long Island Practices
Donald B. Zief Joins Weisermazars as Real Estate Managing Director
WeiserMazars LLP announced today that it had completed a merger with The Resnick Druckman Group LLC, a full-service accounting, tax and consulting firm with offices in New York City and Long Island. Goldenberg Consulting Group, Inc. has advised on the transaction. Resnick Druckman’s 33 employees, including seven Partners and Principals and three Directors, will join WeiserMazars’ New York City and Woodbury, Long Island offices, building on the existing strength of the firm’s Manufacturing & Distribution and Consumer Products Groups, as well as its Real Estate, Health Care and Tax Advisory Practices.
WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, announced today that Donald B. Zief will be joining the firm as a Managing Director in its Real Estate Group. Donald, an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant, provides comprehensive tax analysis in connection with a broad variety of structured finance and real estate transactions. He is a REIT expert with extensive transactional expertise in partnership taxation issues, structuring real estate ownership vehicles, IPOs and secondary offerings. WeiserMazars LLP Names Five New Equity Partners to the Firm
WeiserMazars LLP is pleased to announce that Bridget Day, William Mellon, Lisa Minniti, Charles Abraham and Nicolas Quairel were promoted to Equity Partners. Ms. Day and Mr. Mellon were formerly Income Partners at the firm. Ms. Minniti, Mr. Abraham and Mr. Quairel were formerly Senior Managers.
WeiserMazars LLP Hosts The Good Bank Debate, Capstone of The Good Bank Initiative
October 1, 2013
WeiserMazars LLP, announced that it is hosting today The Good Bank Debate in partnership with New York University School of Law and the Center for Financial Institutions. The debate, followed by a reception, will be held today from 4 to 6 PM at New York University’s Greenberg Lounge, located in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South.
Salvatore A. Collemi Joins WeiserMazars LLP as Director
August 15, 2013
Welcome to Salvatore Collemi, who will join WeiserMazars as a Director in our Assurance Practice! With over 18 years of experience in corporate governance and risk management, Salvatore will be an asset to both our firm and clients.
WeiserMazars LLP Receives Top Advertising Award from Association for Accounting Marketing
July 24, 2013
Our "Exactly Right" advertising campaign was awarded 1st place in Ad Campaigns with a Spend of Over $25,000 by the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM)! The advertisements, using nature as a backdrop, highlight that the custom solutions WeiserMazars offers are exactly right each individual client. View our award-winning ad campaign here!
Steven M. Greene Joins WeiserMazars LLP as Director
June 18, 2013
We are excited to welcome Steven Greene as Director of our Insurance Tax Services Group! With more than 25 years of federal and foreign insurance tax experience, Steven will be a strong addition to our Pennsylvania office. Learn more about Steven here.
Eugene N. Ferraro Joins WeiserMazars LLP as Partner, Tax Sector Leader for International Tax Services
June 11, 2013
Welcome to WeiserMazars' newest partner, Eugene N. Ferraro, who has joined our New York City office as Tax Sector Leader for International Tax Services. With over 30 years of experience in public accounting, Eugene will help expand the global advisory and compliance capabilities across the firm. Learn more about Eugene here.
Vincent Paolucci Named as New Operational Leader of WeiserMazars' Long Island Office Tax Department
June 10, 2013
We are pleased to announce that Vincent Paolucci has been named Operational Leader of our Long Island Office Tax Department! Says Andrew Cohen, our Long Island Partner-in-Charge, "Vince is a trusted professional with years of experience and knowledge that will allow him to effectively serve at our office."
Business & Human Rights: Global Standards Discussion Paper
June 4, 2013
While the UN “Protect, Respect, and Remedy” Framework describes how companies can respect human rights, there is yet no process for companies to demonstrate whether their policies are indeed aligned with the UN Guiding Principles. To fill this gap, WeiserMazars, Mazars and Shift have launched a project to design a global process for companies to assure their stakeholders that they are respecting human rights in practice.
Major International Project Launched to Develop Definitive Standards for Human Rights Reporting and Assurance
June 4, 2013
WeiserMazars, Mazars Group, and Shift, a leading non-profit center on business and human rights, have issued a ground-breaking discussion paper on the development of global standards for human rights reporting and assurance. Read the paper here and let us know your comments!
Joseph Strickland, Jr. Joins WeiserMazars LLP as Director of Cost Segregation Practice
May 28, 2013
We are happy to announce that Joseph Strickland, Jr. has joined our New York City office as Director and will lead the Cost Segregation Practice. Mr. Strickland brings more than thirty years of experience in architectural design, construction management, investment tax credit, and cost segregation studies.
WeiserMazars LLP Announces Appointment of Mahmoud Abdallah as Senior Advisor
May 13, 2013
We are happy to welcome Mahmoud Abdallah to WeiserMazars LLP! The former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MISR Insurance Holding Company and Executive Vice President of American Re Group, Mahmoud has been appointed as a Senior Advisor in our Consulting Practice.
WeiserMazars LLP Names Vincent Burke Partner-in-Charge of Pennsylvania Office
May 9, 2013
We are pleased to congratulate Vincent Burke, who has been named Partner-in-Charge of our Pennsylvania practice. Says Managing Partner, Douglas Phillips, "We know that he will continue bringing our tradition of excellent service to clients throughout the state." Learn more about Vincent Burke here.
WeiserMazars LLP Names Kenneth M. Fischer Partner-in-Charge of its Health Care Group
We are excited to announce that Kenneth M. Fischer has been named as the new Partner-in-Charge of our Health Care Group. With over 35 years of health care industry experience and his demonstrated commitment to the rapidly evolving health care sector, he is an excellent choice to lead the Health Care Group.
WeiserMazars LLP Expands Not-For-Profit Group with Addition of Former Industry CFO, Ron Ries
We are pleased to welcome Ron Ries to our Not-For-Profit Group! Bringing more than 20 years of experience to the position, he will strengthen the group by providing additional insight into the unique accounting and management issues of Not-For-Profit clients. Learn more about Ron Ries here.
WeiserMazars Participates in the "The Good Bank" Initiative led by The Economist Group
March 7, 2013
We are proud to announce our participation in "The Good Bank" initiative, a global program led by The Economist Group. The iniative will take advantage of experts' collective intelligence to explore the specific factors that make a socially engaged bank a successful business. For more information on the program, visit our The Good Bank page.
WeiserMazars First Annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study Results Set Stage for 2013
February 21, 2013
The results of our first annual Food & Beverage Industry Study are in! Survey participants – which were drawn from companies across the food and beverage industry – are confident sales will increase 13% compared to 2011 and project net profits to rise by almost 6%. These solid gains, though, are offset by rising commodity and production costs, resulting in a modest net profit.
Michael D. Schulstad Joins WeiserMazars LLP as Director of Litigation Support & Forensic Accounting Services
February 20, 2013
We are pleased to welcome former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Newark Division, Michael D. Schulstad, to the WeiserMazars team! Michael brings more than 25 years of forensic examination and analysis experience to the firm, especially in the area of white collar crime.
WeiserMazars Completes Merger with Creative Health Concepts, Expands Healthcare Practice
December 17, 2012
WeiserMazars is pleased to welcome the professionals and clients of boutique healthcare consulting firm, Creative Health Concepts. "Adding this experienced team to our healthcare group expands our service offering," said WeiserMazars Managing Partner, Douglas Phillips, "positioning our firm for further growth in this important area."
WeiserMazars 2012 Insurance Finance Leadership Study Finds Significant Correlation
December 12, 2012
The WeiserMazars 2012 Insurance Finance Leadership Study is here! This year, we discovered a number of interesting trends including a correlation between the approach to information technology investment and high Return on Capital among our respondents. Watch our "Tale of Two Insurance Companies" video and read more here.
Andrew M. Cohen Names Vice Chair of the American Institute of CPAs, Joint Trial Board
November 28, 2012
WeiserMazars partner, Andy Cohen, was recently elected as the Vice Chair of the American Insitute of Certified Public Accountants' joint trial board. “I am honored and humbled,” Cohen said in a statement, “I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on the board to uphold the best standards and practices of our AICPA members.”
WeiserMazars Announces the Release of Its First Annual U.S. Water Industry Outlook Survey
November 19, 2012
We recently announced the release of our first annual U.S. Water Industry Outlook survey. Participants were asked to predict the future of the industry - 71% of respondents expect significant consolidation in the next five years through acquisitions of smaller utilities by larger investor owned utilities. Read the full survey here.
Jennifer Palmer Farrington Joins WeiserMazars LLP as Chief Marketing Officer
October 29, 2012
WeiserMazars is pleased to welcome Jennifer Palmer Farrington, recently hired as our new Chief Marketing Officer! Jennifer brings more than fifteen years of experience to WeiserMazars and will oversee the firm's branding, marketing and communications efforts.
James Kinney Elected to Board of Directors of Adult Aducation Outreach Organization, Literacy Nassau
August 28, 2012
WeiserMazars is pleased to announce that our own partner, James Kinney, has been named to the Board of Directors of Literacy Nassau, a Long Island based adult education outreach organization. Says James, "The work that Literacy Nassau does makes a difference at both the individual and community level and I am proud to be able to help them in their efforts."
PCAOB Broker Dealer Report Reveals Important Deficiencies
August 23, 2012
On August 20th, the PCAOB released a temporary inspection of broker and dealer audits, which identified “deficiencies in all of the audits” that were examined. The audit profession must now wait for a final conclusion to be drawn from further inspections.
WeiserMazars Partner, Stuart Nussbaum, Receives Bob Berenson Leadership Award
May 16, 2012
Congratulations to our own WeiserMazars partner, Stuart Nussbaum, who has been awarded the Bob Berenson Leadership Award for Commitment to Civic Service by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of NYC!
WeiserMazars Expands Health Care Practice with Addition of New IT Consulting and Revenue Cycle Partners
April 24, 2012
WeiserMazars is pleased to announce that we have significantly expanded our Health Care Practice with the addition of one partner, three principals and eight professional staff members.
WeiserMazars LLP Senior Tax Manager, Ken Burstiner, Earns Certified Financial Planner™ Designation
March 13, 2012
WeiserMazars LLP Senior Tax Manager, Ken Burstiner, has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Financial Planner®. The CFP® credential is reserved for experienced Financial Planning professionals.
Bill Mellon Joins WeiserMazars LLP to Co-Lead Governance Risk and Internal Controls Group
February 22, 2012
WeiserMazars is pleased to welcome Bill Mellon, our new Governance Risk and Internal Controls Group co-leader! Bill's extensive experience with GRC will both complement and enhance our existing team.
International Tax Specialist, Demetri Yatrakis, Joins WeiserMazars LLP's Real Estate Services Group
February 2, 2012
WeiserMazars is pleased to welcome our new Real Estate Services Group Partner, Demetri Yatrakis! With extensive experience in tax regulation and in both the global and U.S. real estate industries, he will be a valuable addition to our practice.
Weiser Capital Management LLC Rebranded as WeiserMazars Wealth Advisors LLC
January 20, 2012
Our Wealth Advisory group has been renamed WeiserMazars Wealth Advisors LLC. Managing Partner Douglas Phillips says, "Our clients will receive the same high level expertise and experience, but under a newer, more cohesive global umbrella."
WeiserMazars LLP Merges with Food and Beverage Accounting Firm Biscotti, Toback & Company
January 10, 2012
WeiserMazars LLP, one of the nation’s top 25 accounting firms, is pleased to announce that it has merged with the Garden City, Long Island accounting firm Biscotti, Toback & Company, a regional firm specializing in the food and beverage industry.
Banking Specialist, Bridget Day, Joins WeiserMazars LLP's Financial Services Group As New Partner
December 8, 2011
WeiserMazars is pleased to welcome our new Financial Services Group Partner, Bridget Day! With extensive experience in the financial services, insurance and banking industries, she will be a valuable addition to our banking practice.
WeiserMazars Plans New 27,000 sq. ft. Pennsylvania Office in Fort Washington
December 7, 2011
The WeiserMazars Pennsylvania team is pleased to announce plans to open a new 27,000 sq. ft. office space in Fort Washington, PA to accommodate the office's continued growth and expansion.