Erik L. Avni, CPA, Partner
Erik is a recognized expert in accounting, auditing, and computer consulting and is the firmís senior associate in these matters.
During his years in public accounting, Erik has experienced a wide variety of industries, including restaurants, cooperatives, funeral homes, retail, as well as various service companies.
He has been involved in both the accounting and taxation areas of these businesses, including the many issues, which affect the principal shareholders. He has also participated in other special engagements such as operational reviews, which strive to evaluate and improve the goals of a company, as well as its ability to meet those goals.
Erik coordinates a team of people and gives seminars to our staff in accounting and auditing topics as well as the new technology and software that go hand in hand with accounting in the new millennium.
Erik graduated in 1991 from Hofstra University, with a B.B.A. in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Jean-Michel Fogel, CPA, Partner
Jean has worked in the audit department of several large CPA firms for his entire career. He is the firmís resident expert on audits and taxes.
During his years in public accounting, Jean has worked as both an audit and tax senior. He has experienced a wide variety of tax services, some of which include business tax planning, individual tax planning, and gift and estate tax planning. His knowledge of S Corporations, C Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships, and General Partnerships, allows him to analyze both the corporate and shareholder's tax liabilities simultaneously. By analyzing the structure of closely held corporations, he is able to plan the present and future generational effects to the shareholders and their families.
Jean graduated in 1997 from Queens College with a B.A. in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.