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ABOUT OUR FIRM

In 1983, Scott D. Shapiro left Price Waterhouse to join the firm of Harvey Kaufman, CPA. Scott knew early in his career that he wanted to provide high quality accounting and tax services to small and mid-sized businesses and individuals. He believed the best way to accomplish that goal was to join a small, local accounting firm. After forming the partnership of Kaufman & Shapiro, CPAs in 1986, Scott, Harvey, and their staff moved to the Office Court in Ramsey, New Jersey.

In 1994, Scott and Harvey merged their practice with Mark S. Weber, CPA, another Price Waterhouse Alumni, to form Kaufman, Shapiro & Weber, CPAs. When Harvey Kaufman retired the following year, the firm name changed to Weber & Shapiro, CPAs, and later to Weber, Shapiro & Company LLP. In late 2015, the firm moved to its new office located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Since its formation, Weber, Shapiro & Company LLP has grown significantly through referrals by providing outstanding services to small-to-mid-sized businesses and individuals.

We are dedicated to staying at the forefront of the ever-changing legal and professional environment, assuring that our work adheres to the highest possible standards. We help businesses and individuals identify financial areas of opportunity and develop strategies for capitalizing on these opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our reputation is built on the individual and collective strengths of our partners and staff, each bringing a broad wealth of knowledge and experience to work on your behalf. You deserve nothing less. We look in the mirror each and every day and know that we have provided our clients with the highest level of service available. Many of our staff members are fluent in Spanish, a valuable asset for our Spanish-speaking clients here and around the world.

Whether you’re running a business or making personal financial choices, you can feel confident that your taxes, your business, and your financial future are in experienced hands.

 

MEET OUR PARTNERS

Mark S. Weber, CPA, PFS, CFS, CGMA  linkedin

Mark Weber

Mark S. Weber CPA, PFS, CFS, CGMA, is Managing Partner of Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP (WS & Co.), a 25-person, Woodcliff Lake, NJ-based accounting and consulting firm which he co-founded. Mark recently assumed the additional role of Principal in NCM Capital Management, LLC, when WS & Co. merged its investment and financial planning practice into the Ramsey, NJ, SEC-registered wealth advisory firm.

With more than 25 years of experience in investment management and financial planning, Mark began his career with the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse (now PwC) in 1981.  Prior to co-founding WS & Co., Mark was Director of Operations for a national financial planning firm.  Mark is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs, serving the latter organization in a number of roles, including Financial Planning Committee Chairman, Federal Tax Committee Chairman, and Newsletter Chairman. Although he has extensive experience in all aspects of taxation, Mark prefers to focus on individuals and small businesses, providing financial planning, investment advice, and tax planning.

Active in business and community organizations, Mark is currently on the North American Advisory Board for the Alliott Group, an international alliance of accountants, attorneys, and consultants, and serves on the Provident Bank Advisory Council. As a past member of the Allendale Foundation for Educational Excellence, Inc., he served on the board for six years; two as President and three as Treasurer. He is a former Treasurer of Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom in Mahwah, NJ, and served one year as a general board member and one year as Treasurer for Rebuilding Together Bergen County.

Mark graduated from Pace University with a Bachelors of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting (CPA Preparation). He holds the AICPA Personal Financial Specialist designation (PFS) and is a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS).  Residing in Ramsey, NJ, with his wife, Ann, and their two black labs, Mark and his wife have two adult sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson. He enjoys an active lifestyle, including golf, cycling, tennis, and exercise.

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Scott Shapiro

Scott D. Shapiro, CPA, CGMA, Partner at Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP (WS & Co.), began his career with the accounting firm Price Waterhouse (now PwC) in 1981. Scott has extensive experience in business consulting with over 25 years of experience in advising clients on financial and business matters. He also manages WS & Co.’s accounting practices and Outsourcing Services Department, which provides small and medium-sized businesses with a full array of professional services. Over the past three years, Scott has been heavily involved in expanding the firm’s international tax and accounting practice, helping individuals meet their tax compliance requirements in the United States and assisting businesses all over the world set up operations in the US.

Scott is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.  Scott graduated from Ramapo College with his undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

He is an active member of the community, and previously served as a youth athletic coach and member of the Board of Trustees for the U.S.R. Baseball Association. He served as Treasurer for The Circle of Life Children’s Center in Newark, New Jersey, a nonprofit organization caring for children with life-limiting illnesses. He is the former Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Westport Country Playhouse, a nonprofit theatre located in Westport, Connecticut. He currently resides in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, with his wife and family.

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Luzmaria Concannon, MST is responsible for the firm’s tax, technical, and administrative functions. She has over 15 years of diversified tax and accounting knowledge, although her career has been primarily focused in taxation for the last 10 years. She has extensive experience in the preparation and review of individual, corporate, partnership, and nonprofit returns, including multi-state taxation. She is incredibly proficient in tax research and has written on many tax issues.

Over the past three years, Luzmaria has been vital in the firm’s successful development of its international tax practice focusing on both individuals and businesses. Luzmaria heads up the firm’s Expatriate Tax Practice and has personally supervised over one hundred Streamlined Filings with the Internal Revenue Service.

Prior to joining Weber, Shapiro & Company LLP, Luzmaria worked for a large regional accounting firm. She received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  She completed her MST from Rutgers Graduate Business School. Native/bilingual proficiency in Spanish.

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Aurora Rosado Lazzaro, CPA, MBA, CGMA, Partner at Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP (WS & Co.) began her career at a large regional accounting firm with industry exposure in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, nonprofit, software, professional services, and benefit plans. She has more than a decade of experience in accounting and auditing as well as experience in preparing individual, corporate, and partnership tax returns. Before being named WS & Co. Partner in January 2018, she served as the firm’s Director of Attest Services, overseeing audits, reviews, compilations, agreed-upon procedures, and other attest services for our clients. Active in industry organizations, Aurora is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.  Aurora is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of William Paterson University, where she earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

MEET OUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM

 

Anita Boddie

Anita BoddieAnita Boddie works as an Administrative Assistant and is responsible for project coordination and tracking. Prior to joining Weber, Shapiro & Company, she worked for an insurance company as an Agency Assistant and in banking for over 15 years. Anita is a lifelong resident of Ridgewood, NJ.

Donna Burnette

Donna BurnetteDonna acts as the firm’s Expatriate Tax Coordinator.  In this role, Donna is responsible for all aspects of gathering data and preparing tax returns for the firm’s expatriate tax clients.  Her responsibilities include the preparation of Foreign Asset Reporting filings (FBARs). Donna is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and International Business. Prior to joining WS & Co., Donna spent a year working in Europe.

Lisa Campana, CPA (Inactive)

Lisa CampanaLisa Campana, CPA (Inactive), is an Outsourcing Specialist who is responsible for all aspects of our clients’ accounting functions including processing payroll, vendor payments, and preparing financial statements. She works closely with WS & Co.’s clients on a daily basis to ensure we meet their expectations.  With more than 25 years of accounting experience, Lisa worked for Deloitte & Touche for 2 years in the Audit Department and held several positions in the accounting departments of a publishing company and a television network. She also worked for a family owned business for 10 years before joining our firm in 2015. Residing in Paramus, NJ, with her family, Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Seton Hall University and is currently pursuing certification as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

Deirdre Carlucci

Deirdre CarlucciDeirdre Carlucci is an Outsourcing Specialist who works with new and existing clients to implement improved accounting business processes, including revamping WS & Co.’s clients’ Charts of Accounts to be a more meaningful business analytical tool, integrating various online applications into QuickBooks, and improving processes to create greater efficiencies. With more than 25 years of accounting experience, Deirdre worked in the publishing industry before joining the firm in 2011. A member of the Allendale Recreation Commission, she has served as Treasurer, Vice President, and other volunteer positions within the organization. Residing in Allendale, NJ, with her family, Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Siena College and is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

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Phyllis Frank

Phyllis FrankPhyllis Frank is an Administrative Assistant with the firm. She joined the firm in 2010 and is responsible for assisting the staff and partners in all areas of its tax and accounting services. She keeps the office running smoothly and orderly in its daily operations with frequent interactions between office staff and clients, helping clients meet their needs when she can. She has raised three beautiful and successful daughters, and presently lives in Mahwah and enjoys staying active.

Diana Gallego

Diana GallegoDiana works as a Senior Accountant, assisting in Accounting, Taxation, and Outsourcing. She holds a bachelor of Science in Accounting from Dominican College. She is currently pursing her MBA in accounting. Native/bilingual proficiency in Spanish.

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Carole Grisafi, CPA, CFP®, CSA

Carole is a graduate of Boston University and has spent most of her career in all areas of taxation. She has worked in both private and public accounting and also state government. In 2000, Carole became qualified as a Certified Financial Planner. In 2005, Carole passed her exam to become a Certified Senior Advisor. In addition to her work at the firm, she also handles all aspects of a family owned business with numerous real estate holdings in the northern New Jersey area. Carole and her family reside in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Shaddai Jaquez, CPA, MS

Shaddai JaquezShaddai is a Senior Tax Accountant with more than five years of experience in public and private accounting (including a nonprofit). Shaddai spends most of her time working on Corporate, Partnership, and Individual Taxation. She has developed a specialty in international taxation, including foreign reporting for Corporations and U.S. citizens residing abroad. She also has performed significant tax research in multi-state taxation, nexus, and sales tax. She holds a Masters of Science in Accounting from New Jersey City University. Native/bilingual proficiency in Spanish.

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Cheryl Keiser-Longo, CPA, MST

Cheryl Keiser-LongoCheryl is Director of Tax at Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP, drawing on more than 25 years of experience in providing diversified taxation services for a broad range of markets, including high-net-worth individuals, medical practices, and family-owned businesses. As Director of Tax, Cheryl is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm’s tax department, including tax planning, compliance, staff management, and staff development. A graduate of Montclair State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with honors, Cheryl also holds a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Susan Kerbel

Susan Kerbel has worked for Weber, Shapiro & Company for over 15 years. She manages the Outsourcing Services Department, working closely with clients to ensure the accuracy and integrity of their business records. She also acts as a member of the firm’s embedded family office practice. Prior to joining WS & Co., Sue worked for a major financial institution where she was responsible for the accounting of government backed securities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Delaware and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Nicholas LaVerghetta, CFP®

Nicholas LaVerghettaNicholas LaVerghetta, CFP, is the founder and principal of NCM Capital Management, LLC, an SEC-registered wealth advisory firm in Ramsey, NJ. In February 2017, Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP, merged its Investment and Financial Planning practice into NCM to support its commitment of continuing to raise its level of service to clients. Prior to founding NCM, Nick was a Senior Investment Advisor with Brinton Eaton Wealth Advisors, a registered investment advisor. From 2000 to 2007, he worked at Fidelity Investments, Paramus, NJ, becoming one of the top advisors in the country and rising to VP in the Private Client Group, responsible for more than $2 billion in assets under management for high net-worth clients. While at Fidelity, he was honored three times with the prestigious “President’s Circle” award and was selected as an “Achiever” in recognition of his successful record in client acquisition, retention, and satisfaction. Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College and is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®).

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Laurie Maimone

Laurie MaimoneLaurie Maimone joined Weber, Shapiro & Company in January 2016 as an Administrative Assistant after successful stints in the same role at Fortune 500 companies. She graduated from St. Peter’s College with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. In her free time, Laurie volunteers with the Allendale Recreation Commission and at Guardian Angel Church, where she’s a lector and member of the church choir. An avid runner, Laurie enjoys running marathons, especially the New York Marathon, which she has completed five times. She lives in Allendale with her husband and their three children.

Greg Orenstein

Greg Orenstein has worked in the Outsourcing Services Department of Weber, Shapiro & Company for over five years. He has been responsible for bookkeeping, management reporting, and billing for a mid sized Wall Street law firm for which he was a full time outsourced resource. Currently, he acts as the full time outsourced controller for a law firm in Times Square. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Vermont and is currently pursuing his MBA.

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John Petzold

John Petzold works in Weber, Shapiro & Company’s Outsourcing Services Department as an accountant dedicated to servicing a mid-sized Wall Street law firm. He graduated from Washington College in 2016 with his undergraduate degree in Business Management. He played lacrosse while attending Washington College and also played lacrosse in high school while attending Don Bosco Prep.

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David Porzl

David PorzlDavid is a staff accountant and a graduate of the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Cum Laude. He assists in attestation engagements, tax return preparation, as well as with various outsourcing clients. He had previously worked for the firm as a tax intern. David is currently pursuing his CPA license.

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Karen Rowland

Karen RowlandKaren Rowland works in Weber, Shapiro & Company’s Outsourcing Services Department as an Outsourcing Specialist and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia and has a strong background in small business management. With over 20 years of bookkeeping experience, she also manages a group of family owned rental properties.  Karen raised her family in Waldwick NJ where she has served as President of the Waldwick Education Foundation and the Crescent School Parent Teacher Organization.

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Alexandra Tyndall

Alexandra TyndallAlexandra Tyndall works in Weber, Shapiro & Company’s Outsourcing Services Department as an Outsourcing Specialist and has over 20 years of accounting experience. She also acts as a member of the firm’s embedded family office practice. Prior to joining WS & Co., she worked in corporate accounting in New York City where she was responsible for financial accounting and reporting. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Plattsburgh and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Native/bilingual proficiency in Spanish.

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CONTACT US – 201-327-0400

Mark S. Weber, Managing Partner Ext. 201 mark@webershapiro.com
Scott D. Shapiro, Partner Ext. 202 scott@webershapiro.com
Luzmaria Concannon, Partner Ext. 213 luzmaria@webershapiro.com
Aurora Rosado Lazzaro, Partner Ext. 203 aurora@webershapiro.com
Professionals:
Donna Burnette Ext. 223 donna@webershapiro.com
Lisa Campana Ext. 216 lisa@webershapiro.com
Deirdre Carlucci Ext. 224 deirdre@webershapiro.com
Diana Gallego Ext. 211 diana@webershapiro.com
Carole Grisafi, CPA, CFP®, CSA Ext. 209 carole@webershapiro.com
Shaddai Jaquez, CPA, MS Ext. 210 shaddai@webershapiro.com
Cheryl Keiser-Longo, CPA, MST Ext. 213 cheryl@webershapiro.com
Susan Kerbel Ext. 208 susan@webershapiro.com
Nicholas LaVerghetta, CFP® Ext. 234 nick@ncmcapitalmgmt.com
Greg Orenstein Ext. 000 greg@webershapiro.com
John Petzold Ext. 000 john@webershapiro.com
Joseph Porres Ext. 217 joseph@webershapiro.com
David Porzl Ext. 222 david@webershapiro.com
Karen Rowland Ext. 214 karen@webershapiro.com
Alexandra Tyndall Ext. 215 alexa@webershapiro.com
Administrative:
Anita Boddie Ext. 220 anita@webershapiro.com
Phyllis Frank Ext. 200 phyllis@webershapiro.com
Laurie Maimone Ext. 221 laurie@webershapiro.com

 

OUR LOCATIONS

New Jersey:
50 Tice Boulevard
Suite 175
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
Phone: 201-327-0400
Fax: 201-327-2037

New York:
45 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10006