CohnReznick elevates six professionals to Partner/Principal

    New York, NY – December 1, 2020 – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, announced today that it has appointed six professionals to its partnership, effective February 1, 2021.

    “It gives me great satisfaction to welcome six outstanding professionals into our partnership ranks,” said David Kessler, CEO of CohnReznick. “In what has been an extremely challenging year for everyone, each of these outstanding individuals has gone above and beyond in leading their teams and helping our clients manage uncertainty during the global pandemic. As newly-elected partners, I look forward to their leadership and the contributions they will make to our people, our clients’ businesses, and to the growth of our firm in the days and years ahead.”

    The newly-elected CohnReznick partners and principals are:

    Vikram Devanga is a principal in the Transaction Advisory Services practice. Based in New York, he has more than 20 years of diversified public accounting experience that includes helping strategic and financial buyers make informed decisions through the entire lifecycle of a transaction, including providing pre-deal and post-deal advice. Devanga works with clients in a wide range of industries including construction, auto components, life sciences, retail, and consumer products. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, India, and is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

    Tara Marino, ASA, is a principal in the Valuation Advisory Services practice, based in CohnReznick’s Bethesda office. With more than 15 years of experience, she provides valuations of entire businesses, business interests, equity securities, and intangible assets for financial reporting, tax, and advisory purposes. This includes purchase price allocations (ASC 805/IFRS 3), goodwill and definite/indefinite-lived asset impairment (ASC 350/ASC 360/IAS 36), common stock valuations for issuance of equity-based compensation (ASC 718/IRC 409A), estate and gift tax, and strategic planning. Marino works with clients in a variety of industries including hospitality, retail and consumer products, technology and life sciences, and manufacturing and distribution. She earned the professional designation of Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation from the American Society of Appraisers and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S., Business (Finance) degree.

    Jeffrey Michelson, CPA, is a partner in CohnReznick’s Transaction Advisory Services practice, based in New York. With more than 16 years of experience in finance and accounting, he leads buy-side transactions for private equity and corporate clients as well as sell-side transactions for privately held and family-owned businesses. Michelson has extensive experience in financial due diligence analysis, transaction structuring, and deal negotiation support in a variety of industries including food and beverage, distribution, manufacturing, chemicals, industrial products, professional services, hardware and software production and development, and software as a service (“SaaS”). His focus includes quality of earnings, revenue recognition, profitability analysis, working capital considerations, and debt considerations. Michelson earned a B.S., Accounting degree from Pennsylvania State University.

    Abby Rollins, CFE, PMP, is a principal in CohnReznick’s Government practice, focusing on emergency management services. Based in Austin, she is a firm leader in providing policy and operational support services to government agencies including compliance and monitoring, quality control and assurance, and policy and procedure development and documentation. Rollins recently served as Project Manager contracted by the Texas Division of Emergency Management, responsible for managing and administering a portfolio of over $6 billion in federal funds for federally declared disasters in the state of Texas. She earned certifications from the Project Management Institute and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and graduated from Millsaps College with a BBA in Business Administration and Economics.

    Eric Rumberger, CPA, is an assurance partner with more than 16 years of diversified public accounting experience that encompasses audit, accounting, and tax services. Based in Charlotte, he has provided accounting services to clients in a variety of industries including real estate, construction, not-for-profit, and government, and to small businesses and investment funds. In this role, he provides financial statement audits, tax return preparation, evaluation of internal controls, and keeps clients updated on government required standards and various agreed-upon procedures engagements. Rumberger is experienced in meeting the requirements of GAGAS, HUD audits, and Uniform Guidance and is responsible for working effectively with audit associates in the areas of training, supervising, and reviewing their work. He earned MS, Accounting and BS, Accounting degrees from Wake Forest University.

    Garrett Wells, CPA, is a tax partner at CohnReznick and a member of the Commercial Real Estate practice. Based in Baltimore, he has more than 14 years of experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to a variety of clients in the real estate industry including commercial, multi-family housing, affordable housing, and hotels. Wells has extensive practical experience working with clients that are structured as both partnerships and corporations, including Real Estate Investment Trusts. Wells has a thorough understanding of various federal and state tax credit programs including New Markets Tax Credits, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and Historic Tax Credits. Wells earned a BS in Accounting from Villanova University and an MS, Business and Management, from the University of Maryland.

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