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Founding Partners

Founding Partner

Michael E. Melnick (Deceased 2017) is a graduate of the University of Miami and earned his master’s degree from Florida International University. He founded the firm in 1983, after working in the garment industry for 9 years.

Certified since 1968, he was a frequent speaker on tax update and business issues. Mike was a certified Family and Circuit Civil Insurance Mediator and is also an active advisor to the Michael Ann Russell, Jewish Community Center. Michael also served in the US Military.

Mike Was an advisor to the firm until his death in 2017. He asked for little and gave much in return.

Founding Partner

Robert J. Lilienfeld (deceased 2013), a Certified Public Accountant, established the firm in 1991, with Michael E. Melnick, also a CPA. The Firm was founded on the principle of commitment to providing personal service and producing the finest quality work on a timely basis. His over 30 years in public accounting had a strong focus on consulting and taxation on closely held family businesses and the dynamics involved with being in business with relatives. His outside of the box approach in business consulting was much appreciated by many generations of clients.

Bob received his BS Degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida and was the senior partner of the firm until his death in 2013.

We all miss our friend and mentor, Bob… he was truly one-of-a-kind.

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