Marks Paneth Partner Michele Lazzara Elected President of the NYSSCPA's Westchester Chapter

July 30, 2015

WESTCHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) -

Marks Paneth LLP partner Michele Lazzara, CPA, CGMA, has been elected President of The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (NYSSCPA) Westchester Chapter. The NYSSCPA serves as an advocate and resource for New York State certified public accountants by representing and cultivating the profession’s core values of integrity, professionalism and ethics.

“As I begin my term as president of the Westchester chapter, I feel fortunate to have a talented and dedicated board of directors and committee chairs behind me,” said Michele. “I am confident that this coming fiscal year will be a great one for the NYSSCPA.”

“We are thrilled to have Michele serve with such a respected association,” says Anthony J. Tempesta, CPA and Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Westchester office. “We are happy to support our professionals’ industry and community involvement as this reflects the firm’s core values.”

Based in the firm’s Westchester office, Michele has more than 20 years of public accounting experience providing comprehensive planning, consulting and advisory services to clients in various industries. She is also on the boards of Westchester’s Estate Planning Council and of Easter Seals NY – Hudson Valley.

For more information, please contact Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller of Sommerfield Communications, Inc. at (212) 255-8386 or

About Marks Paneth

Marks Paneth LLP is an accounting firm with more than 550 people, including over 70 partners and principals. The firm provides public and private businesses with a full range of auditing, accounting, tax, consulting, trade remediation and valuation services as well as litigation and corporate financial advisory services to domestic and international clients. The firm also specializes in providing tax advisory and consulting for high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as a wide range of services for international, real estate, hospitality, media, entertainment, nonprofit and government services clients. The firm has a strong track record supporting emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, business owners and investors as they navigate the business life cycle.

The firm's subsidiary, Tailored Technologies, LLC, provides information technology consulting services. In addition, its membership in Morison International, a leading international association for independent business advisers, financial consulting and accounting firms, facilitates service delivery to clients throughout the United States and around the world. Marks Paneth, whose origins date back to 1907, is the 35th largest accounting firm in the nation and the 9th largest in the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, readers of the New York Law Journal rank Marks Paneth as one of the area's top three forensic accounting firms for the fifth year in a row.

Its headquarters are in New York City. Additional offices are in Washington, DC, New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester and the Cayman Islands. For more information, please visit

Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller
Sommerfield Communications, Inc.
(212) 255-8386

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