Michele A. Lazzara, CPA, CGMA


Michele A. Lazzara
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4 Manhattanville Road
Suite 402
Purchase, NY 10577
Phone: 914.909.3421
Fax: 914.909.3422


Michele A. Lazzara, CPA, CGMA, is a Partner at Marks Paneth LLP. She has more than 20 years of public accounting experience and provides practical, comprehensive planning, consulting and advisory services to clients in a variety of industries.

Her broad background includes experience with corporate/partnership tax planning, financial planning and individual tax planning as well as matrimonial and divorce planning. She has a proven track record serving closely held businesses, nonprofit organizations, professional services firms and clients in the real estate industry. Ms. Lazzara also enjoys working hands-on with high-net-worth individuals and their family offices.

Ms. Lazzara is trained in basic interdisciplinary collaborative law and has spoken on collaborative dispute resolutions. She has also spoken on the tax implications of same-sex marriage.


St. Thomas Aquinas College
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude
Major: Accounting

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
          Executive Board Member,
          Westchester Chapter
          Advisory Board Member, Career
          Opportunities in the Accounting
          Profession (COAP)
Director and Executive Board Member, Estate Planning Council of Westchester
National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)
Board of Directors, Easter Seals New York (Hudson Valley Regional Board)

Practice Areas

Accounting and Auditing
Professional Services Firms
Real Estate
Matrimonial and Divorce Planning

Licensed In

New York