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Joel Paritz

Joel Paritz

Joel Paritz is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the states of New York and New Jersey. He has a masters degree in business administration and a bachelors degree in accounting from Rutgers University. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey Societies of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Securities and Exchange Commission Practice Section. He is a member of the board of directors of the Bank of New Jersey.

paritz@paritz.com

Brian A. Serotta

Brian A. Serotta

Brian A. Serotta is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York and New Jersey. He graduated from City College of New York in 1968 with a Bachelors of Administration degree. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey Societies of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is currently in charge of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Department and has been retained by Trustees, Creditors and Debtors-in-Possession. His experience includes auditing, taxation, business consulting, litigation support and bankruptcy related matters, including forensic examinations of books and records of Debtors and has been retained as bankruptcy examiner pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Sections 1104 and 1106.

bserotta@paritz.com

Lester Albert

Lester Albert

Lester Albert has been with Paritz & Company, P.A. for over 30 years and is a partner in the Firm. Les holds a Bachelors degree in accounting from Rutgers University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the AICPA Tax Division and is a Diplomat in the American College of Forensic Examiners. Les is an audit partner on both publicly traded and privately held companies, co-chair of our litigation and insolvency division, manager of our Information Technology department as well as providing services in the area of personal and business taxation, estate planning and evaluation services.

lalbert@paritz.com

Robert E. Nowakoski

Robert E. Nowakoski

Robert Nowakoski is a partner in the Firm and a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey. Bob has more than 30 years of experience advising and servicing personal and corporate clients in all aspects of their business and accounting needs. Bob has substantial experience providing business, estate, tax, merger and acquisition services to publicly traded companies and to owners of closely-held, privately-held and limited liability companies. Bob’s areas of expertise include commercial and residential real estate developers, real estate management companies, black car services, freight forwarders and customhouse brokers, and architects and lighting designers.

Bob received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting from Rutgers University. Bob is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.

rnowakoski@paritz.com

Francis C. Decker

Francis C. Decker

Fran is currently our partner in charge of SEC reporting and audits of public companies. He has 30 years of experience in dealing with private and public companies and is a partner in the Firm. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Fran is an audit partner on both publicly traded and privately held companies, is experienced with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and has provided clients with services in the area of personal, business, and international taxation, estate planning and business consultation services. Fran holds a Bachelors’ degree in accounting from Susquehanna University.

fran@paritz.com

Theresa M. Card

Theresa M. Card

Theresa Card has been with Paritz & Company, P.A. since August 1987 and is a partner in the firm. Theresa holds a bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Theresa works on both privately held companies and not for profit organizations and also provides services in the area of small business accounting and personal and business taxation.

tcard@paritz.com

Ronald Friedlander

Ronald Friedlander

Ronald Friedlander has been with the firm since 1997. He holds a BSBA in accounting from the University of Central Florida. Ron is licensed as a CPA in New York and New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ron is a partner whose primary area of concentration is auditing publicly traded and privately held companies.

rfriedlander@paritz.com

Yihong Shao

Yihong Shao

Yihong Shao is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the State of New Jersey. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accounts. Yihong has been with Paritz & Company, P.A. since 1997 and is a partner in the Firm. Yihong attended Rutgers University and holds a MBA degree in accounting as well as a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from China. Yihong is involved in all aspects of auditing, review and compilation services and personal and corporate taxes. Yihong is fluent in Mandarin and works extensively with numerous foreign based clients.

yshao@paritz.com

Corey Neubauer

Corey Neubauer

Corey Neubauer has been with the firm since 1998 and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting from William Paterson University. Corey is licensed as a CPA in New York and New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Corey is a partner who primarily works in the bankruptcy and insolvency areas representing Chapter 7 and 11 Trustees. Corey also represents small business clients in areas of taxation and financial reporting.

cneubauer@paritz.com

Peter Lohrey

Peter Lohrey

PhD, CVA, CDBV

As a Director of the Forensic and Valuation Services Department for Paritz & Company, P.A., Peter Lohrey provides business valuation and forensic investigation services to the legal and business communities. He has provided expert services for business and marital dissolution, shareholder disputes, commercial damages claims, personal injury claims, insurance claims related to business interruption, white collar crime, estate challenges, bankruptcy litigation, buy/sell agreements, and various other litigation matters for more than twenty years.

Peter also provides independent expert services to corporations in need of fair value accounting disclosures involving the impairment testing of intangible assets and goodwill. He also provides advice on incentive stock options (ISOs) used for executive compensation, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and transfer pricing issues.

He is certified to perform business valuations by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (CVA), and is certified to perform distressed business valuations (CDBV) by the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors.

He is a speaker on forensic accounting, business valuation, and fair value accounting matters, and has made presentations to the New York, NY chapter of the New York State Society of CPA’s, the New Jersey Association of Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and the Northeast Business & Economics Association.

He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware, a MBA and M.S. in Finance from Loyola University in Maryland, and a PhD in Accounting and Finance from George Washington University.

plohrey@paritz.com