Principals & Managers

Principals

Thomas J. Anness, CPA

Thomas J. Anness, CPA

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Management Consulting
  • Construction
  • Litigation Support
  • Taxpayer Representation
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare Organizations, Physicians Groups, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Hospitals

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Brian Commons, CPA, CFE

Brian C. Commons, CPA, CFE

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Auto Dealerships
  • Management Consulting
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Practices
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Litigation Support

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John Cournan, CPA

John E. Cournan, CPA

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Metals and Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Wholesale/Distribution
  • Multinational Clients
  • Internal Audit Outsourcing

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Phil Dennison, CPA

Phillip "Phil" B. Dennison, CPA

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Financial and Operations Improvement Solutions
  • Business Restructuring Consulting
  • Risk Management Evaluation
  • Internal Audit Expertise
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Manufacturing
  • SOX 404 Implementation
  • Board Governance Structure

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Louis J. DiPaolo, CPA

Louis J. DiPaolo, CPA

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Individual and Business Tax Planning, Compliance and Consulting
  • Representation Before Federal, State and Local Authorities

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John P. Donchess, CPA

John P. Donchess, CPA

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Tax planning and compliance for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations
  • Representation before federal and state tax authorities

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Joseph W. Gabriel, CPA

Joseph W. Gabriel, CPA

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Income Tax
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Corporate Tax Consulting

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James J. Gerlach, CPA

James J. Gerlach, CPA

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Audit and Accounting Services
  • Construction
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Health Care
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Business and Individual Tax Compliance & Consulting
  • Business Valuations

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Steve Higgins, CPA

Stephen F. Higgins, CPA, CVA, MT

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Valuations of closely held businesses for business acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, estate and gift tax matters, additional equity offerings and litigation support including domestic relations matters.
  • Consultant and expert witness in business valuation and tax matters.
  • Tax and consulting experience with clients in the health care, manufacturing, construction and not-for-profit industries and high net-worth individuals.

Member of:

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

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Debra L. Liggett, CPA

Debra L. Liggett, CPA

Principal/Tax Director

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Multi-state tax consulting and compliance, including sales tax, income/franchise tax, Ohio CAT, incentives/credits, nexus studies, audit defense, voluntary disclosures, and structuring transactions to obtain tax minimization
  • International tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses, including U.S. foreign reporting, FBAR and FATCA reporting, income tax treaty planning, permanent establishment analysis, and transfer pricing
  • Tax planning and compliance for high-net worth individuals and businesses

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Richard A. Schafer, CPA

Richard A. Schafer, CPA

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Auditing, accounting, tax and consulting experience in the manufacturing wholesale, transportation, construction, not-for-profit entities and employee benefit plans
  • Consultant to companies on acquisition strategies, ESOP accounting methods and strategies

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Jeffrey R. Sheets, CPA

Jeffrey R. Sheets, CPA

Principal & Director of Information Technology Consulting

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • SOC Engagements
  • PCI & HITRUST
  • Information Systems Security Reviews
  • Sage 300 & Sage CRM and Respective Third Party Products
  • Acumatica
  • System Evaluation and Implementation
  • QuickBooks

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Peter M. Stanovich, CPA

Peter M. Stanovich, CPA

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Audit and Accounting Issues
  • Not For Profit
  • HUD Corporations
  • Employee Benefit Plans

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William J. Vennetti, CPA

William J. Vennetti, CPA

Principal

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Wholesale/Distribution
  • Tax Planning and Compliance
  • High Net Worth Individuals

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Cynthia Wollet, CPA

Cynthia A. Wollet, CPA

Principal/Director of Audit & Accounting

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Audit and Accounting Issues
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Organized Labor
  • Multi-Employer Plans
  • Internal Audit

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Senior Managers

Jody Deflin, CPA

Jody Deflin, CPA

Senior Manager
Director of Audit & Accounting

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Audit and Accounting Issues
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale/Distribution
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Not For Profit

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Nick Paolini, CPA Director

Nick Paolini, CPA, CGMA

Senior Manager

Specific Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Wholesale/Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Forensic Accounting

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