Lawrence Leaf, CPA, PFS, ABV, is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s private client and special services groups; he has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, audit, tax and financial planning. A former Price Waterhouse staff auditor, Larry joined the firm in 1991.
Lawrence has represented numerous clients who are in the process of being audited by the IRS and/or state taxation authorities. His clients and the legal community rely on him for his broad and in-depth background in the field, his creativity and his integrity. In addition, he works extensively with private foundations and provides estate administration and planning services for high-net-worth individuals.
A Certified Public Accountant in both New Jersey and New York, Lawrence also has an Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV), and is a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). He is licensed to practice before the United States Tax Court. Lawrence is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA). Within the firm, he serves as managing partner, and is a member of the executive committee.
Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with distinction, in Commerce from the University of Virginia. He also received his MBA in Finance and Taxation from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Lawrence lives in Glen Ridge with his wife, Pamela, and their two children.