Management


David Peretz

Managing Partner

Dave is a CPA with over fifty years experience. He is proud of having begun the firm alone in 1987, and then watching it grow to more than 25 people, achieving the rank of one of the seven largest CPA firms in Westchester County. Before founding our firm, he was a partner in Gang & Co. (now KPMG), and Shulman, Cohen & Furst. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has served on various professional committees including the Federal Tax Committee of the Westchester Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs. Dave considers taxation to be his special area of expertise and is heavily involved in accounting, auditing and financial consulting. His largest clients are in the real estate business. Dave is also a member of the AICPA and is active in community affairs.

dperetz@peretzcpas.com




David Resnick

Partner

Dave is a CPA in practice for over fifty years. He specializes in personal, corporate, partnership, trust and estate taxation, and has successfully represented many clients at audits before the IRS and NYS. His practice supports a wide range of clientele, many of whom have been with him for decades. Dave joined the firm in 2000. Before that, he held partnership positions in NYC and White Plains firms. He received a B.A. from Brooklyn College, and is a member of the AICPA and New York State Society of CPAs.

dresnick@peretzcpas.com




Robert Mitgang

Partner

Bob is a CPA and has been with the firm for over twenty years. With almost thirty years of public accounting experience, he works closely with an expanding array of technology and service clientele in the areas of development of accounting systems and policies, development of internal controls, financial statement preparation, and corporate and individual tax planning. He also supports numerous startup clients. Bob is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and the AICPA. He has served as a director and president of not-for profit organizations and has been a guest speaker at numerous seminars and functions. Prior to joining our firm, Bob spent six years at the accounting firm of Friedman, Alpren and Green. He received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Binghamton in 1985.

rmitgang@peretzcpas.com




Carl Marcus

Partner

Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Carl was a sole practitioner for nearly thirty years. He began his professional career working at several small CPA firms, moving later to S.D. Leidesdorf (a forerunner to Ernst and Young). He also was employed as assistant controller of a conglomerate in Westchester County and for several years, owned and operated a food distribution business while maintaining his tax practice. This experience has provided him with insight into managing a small business and helping his clients to resolve operational problems as well as accounting and tax issues. Carl's practice is diverse, specializing in accounting and tax services for small businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. These services include tax and financial statement preparation as well as tax planning, bookkeeping and payroll services. Carl takes pride in his hands-on people oriented approach to his clients. Carl earned a BBA degree at City College and an MBA in Finance at Columbia University. Carl has been a certified public accountant since 1971. He has been involved in various local business and fraternal organizations and has been a member of Temple Beth Am in Yorktown Heights for more than thirty years. Carl has served on the Board of Directors of several of these organizations and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for several arts-oriented tax-exempt organizations. Carl is a member of the AICPA, including the PCPS section of the AICPA, the NYS Society of CPAs, and the National Conference of CPA Practitioners.

cmarcus@peretzcpas.com




Mark Hausner

Principal

Mark attended Queens College of the City University of New York, and has been with the firm for over twenty years. He specializes in individual tax planning, tax return preparation, real estate, and closely-held businesses. Before joining our firm, Mark worked for ten years as a manager for a large NYC CPA firm. His experience in the real estate industry reflects extensive work in handling cooperative and condominium conversion properties, residential and commercial properties and new construction and acquisitions. Mark holds board positions at various not-for-profits, including JCC of Rockland and Bronx House.

mhausner@peretzcpas.com




Harry Smith

Peretz, Resnick, Smith & Co., Inc.

In 2009, Harry merged his practice with Peretz, Resnick & Co., LLP creating Peretz, Resnick, Smith & Co., Inc. Previously, he was a sole practitioner of the accounting firm, Harry G. Smith, Inc., located in New City, NY, which he founded in 1984. Harry has worked in public accounting for over thirty-five years. His expertise is in the areas of tax return preparation, corporate and individual tax planning, retirement planning, and the preparation of financial statements. He has worked extensively with businesses in the medical field, manufacturing, construction, real estate as well as a variety of startup companies. He received a B.S. in Accounting from Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York in 1974.

hsmith@peretzcpas.com




Louis A. Papaleo

Peretz, Resnick, Papaleo & Co., Inc.

Joining our firm in December 2018, Lou has spent the last 43 years as the owner of Papaleo and Company, an accounting and tax consultation firm in Westchester. Lou is Enrolled to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service and a National Tax Practice Institute Fellow. His areas of expertise include all areas of tax preparation and taxpayer representation before both the Audit and the Collection Divisions of the IRS, as well as various state agencies. Lou received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Business Administration degrees from Iona College

lpapaleo@peretzcpas.com




Kristin Krauskopf

Peretz, Resnick, Krauskopf & Co., Inc.

Joining the firm in January 2020, Kristin has provided accounting and tax services to the small business community since 1981. Before starting her own firm, she was a comptroller of The New York Review of Books, a book review biweekly. Drawing on this background, Kris is a small business troubleshooter. As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor she helps clients use QuickBooks as a tool to manage their small business or exempt organization. She has expertise with publishers, service businesses, exempt organizations and real estate entities. Kris has served on the National Board of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance. She is past Chairperson of the Local Practitioners Committee of the NYSSCPAs. In the community, she has participated on the boards of several tax-exempt organizations. Kristin received a B.S. in accounting from New York Institute of Technology and passed the CPA exam on her first attempt.

KKrauskopf@peretzcpas.com




Professional and Administrative Staff


Fredda Alcheh

Fredda comes to the firm after working for several years for the public schools in Rockland County, NY. She holds a bachelor?s degree in accounting from CUNY- Queens College. Fredda has been working freelance for the firm over the last several years, and has now taken on a full time position as a staff accountant. She will be working in many different accounting and bookkeeping capacities.

falcheh@peretzcpas.com




Steven B. Adams

Steve is a CPA specializing in individual and business income tax preparation. Before joining the firm in 2013, he was a principal in a consulting firm that specialized in financial forecasts and projections, as well as financial transaction systems design and implementation.  He is a co-inventor of a patented collect on delivery payment system.  Steve began his career working at American Express and MasterCard. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our team with over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance. Steve earned his BBA, MBA (with Distinction), and Doctorate from Pace University.

sbadams@peretzcpas.com




Christopher Carr

Chris is a CPA who graduated from Villanova University. He is an experienced tax and accounting professional, with a strong background in tax preparation for high net worth individuals, corporations, partnerships and estates. He also has proficiency in multistate and multinational income tax returns, sales tax returns, and a variety of business taxes in the tri-state area. In addition, Chris is experienced in financial statement preparation, developing and maintaining accounting systems, and preparation of audited financial statements. Chris is a member of the AICPA.

ccarr@peretzcpas.com.com




Benjamin T. Child

Ben has been a CPA since 1991. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pace University, with special honors for the highest GPA of anyone in the Accounting Information Systems major. Ben also has an MBA from Pace University in Management Science. He joined the staff with Carl Marcus in 2010. Prior to that, Ben was a partner in a small accounting firm in Irvington, NY.

bchild@peretzcpas.com




Lynn M. Goldstein

Lynn began her career in accounting/bookkeeping upon her graduation from the University at Albany. In her capacity as a full charge bookkeeper, she has worked at various small businesses and several accounting firms doing both in-house and client bookkeeping. In 2005 Lynn joined Carl Marcus’s practice, and later moved with him to our firm in 2010. She provides monthly write-up services to a variety of clients, and is proficient in payroll processing, as well as payroll and sales tax preparation.

lgoldstein@peretzcpas.com




Adam Hausner

Adam graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelors of Accountancy. His professional career in public accounting has provided him with extensive experience in individual, corporate and not-for-profit tax preparation, financial statement preparation and auditing. Adam left public accounting for a few years to exercise his entrepreneurial spirit in the hospitality industry before joining our firm full time in September 2016.

ahausner@peretzcpas.com




Alan Hazan

Before joining the firm, Alan spent approximately 30 years as an accounting clerk and finance coordinator for a major CPA firm in New York City. He then spent more than 3 years as a bookkeeper for a non-profit healthcare facility in Jersey City. Alan will be providing write-up services to various clients along with other bookkeeping functions. He is proficient in several software programs including QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel. Alan attended Queens College of the City University of New York.

ahazan@peretzcpas.com




Jennifer R. Kearney

Jennifer has been with the firm since 2000. She has been a CPA since 1991 and holds an MBA in Accounting from New York University and a BS in Mathematics from Trinity College. She began her career at Deloitte & Touche and has also worked in private industry, as an assistant controller in the mutual fund division of Paine Webber (now UBS). Jennifer has been a QuickBooks Pro Advisor since 2007 and currently oversees all IT functions at the firm, in addition to providing tax and accounting services to clients. She is a member of the AICPA and the New York State Society of CPAs.

jkearney@peretzcpas.com




Melita Love

Melita joined the firm in 1999. She has been a CPA since 2005 and graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a BS in Accounting. Melita has served on the board of directors of local community organizations and held positions in both the public and private arenas. She has worked with a wide variety of business and individual clientele at the firm. She assists our clients with a number of different accounting services including tax preparation and planning, auditing, and QuickBooks consulting.

mlove@peretzcpas.com




Rhonda Margolin

Before joining the firm as its first staff accountant in 1993, Rhonda worked for fifteen years in the retail industry as a Regional Auditor and VP of Retail Operations. Because of this extensive background in retail, she works closely with many of our small business clients in that industry, as well as those in real estate. Rhonda provides a variety of accounting services including individual and business tax preparation, and oversees and manages the preparation and filing of a large volume of the firm's payroll and sales tax returns. She has served as chairwoman on many committees for various not-for-profits, and is a notary public in the State of New Jersey. Rhonda attended Queens College of the City University of New York.

rmargolin@peretzcpas.com




Rosemary Mills

Rosemary began her career in the insurance industry working there for eighteen years. In 2001 she joined Carl Marcus's practice, and later moved with him to our firm in 2010. Rosemary is part of our office administrative staff.

rmills@peretzcpas.com




Laurie Pennella

Laurie joined the firm in 2012 as our receptionist, and her goal has continually been to provide excellent customer service to each of our clients. She has worked in the administration field for over 8 years. Laurie handles our complex phone system with ease, effectively coordinates the purchase of the firm’s office supplies, collates tax returns, and prepares correspondence. For the first half of her career, Laurie worked at National Westminster Bank as administrative assistant to one of the firm’s senior vice presidents. She is proficient at a variety of software including QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, Word and Access.

lpennella@peretzcpas.com




Daniel S. Peretz

Daniel joined our firm as a full time staff accountant in January of 2011 after consulting for our firm for several years. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in political science, has a J.D. and L.L.M. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and is an attorney admitted in NYS since 2005. Daniel is currently attending the Fordham University Graduate School of Business to obtain his M.S. in taxation. In the future he would like to become a tax specialist. Daniel currently provides client services including tax, accounting and bookkeeping consulting.

dsperetz@peretzcpas.com




Immacolata “Mickey” Perri

Mickey joined the firm in 2018 after 20 years of administrative experience with Papaleo & Company. She started her tenure there as clerical assistant graduating to customer service, collating and bookkeeper. She is proficient in QuickBooks & Microsoft Office.

mperri@peretzcpas.com




Joanne Resnick

Joanne has been in public accounting for over thirty years. After leaving Price Waterhouse in 1983, she joined her father's (Dave Resnick) practice and has been with him ever since. Joanne has been with our firm since 2000. She specializes in individual, business, and fiduciary income taxes, estate taxes, payroll taxes, and has expertise with QuickBooks and Peachtree. Joanne is a Cum Laude graduate of Pace University.

jresnick@peretzcpas.com




Richard Silver

Richie has been a part of the firm since 2010. He graduated from Plattsburgh State University with a BS in Accounting. Richie is proficient in programs such as QuickBooks and Creative Solutions Accounting. He has extensive experience in individual, corporate, payroll, and not-for-profit tax preparation.

rsilver@peretzcpas.com




Irene Vega

Irene joined the firm in 1997 as a receptionist. She now heads office management and oversees most administrative services at the firm. Irene's responsibilities include electronic filing and collating of tax returns, as well as the day-to-day troubleshooting of issues related to electronic filing. Irene is skilled in a variety of software including QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, Word and Access.

ivega@peretzcpas.com




Diana Von Ronn

Diana has been with the firm since 2007. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master of Science in Accountancy degree. She is currently working to pass the CPA exam and to become a CPA. Diana provides a range of accounting services and is proficient in individual, business, fiduciary, and not-for-profit tax preparation.  She is skilled in a variety of software including QuickBooks, Creative Solutions Accounting, and Microsoft Excel.

dvonronn@peretzcpas.com