Laura Matthews, Certified Public Accountant, began her career in public accounting after graduating from Long Island University, C W Post Campus, with a B S in Accounting in 1990. She is a senior manager at Matthews & Co. Laura’s experience includes financial statements (audits, reviews and compilations) for not-for-profits, small to medium sized businesses and common interest real estate association’s as well as accounting and taxes for law, consulting, real estate, franchise and professional service companies.
Laura is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Cathy Liang, Certified Public Accountant, began her career in public accounting in 2001 and jointed a mid-sized national accounting firm after graduating from Pace University with a BBA in Public Accounting. She is a manager of tax & audit at Matthews & Co., LLP with over 13 years of accounting, tax, and audit experience. Through the years, Cathy has provided her services to a vast variety of individual and corporate clients, including those in not-for-profit, wholesale distributing and manufacturing industries, service oriented businesses and consultants, and those involved in real estate ventures and professions. She worked primarily with high net worth individuals and small to mid-sized companies within a number of industries and professions.
Cathy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is fluent in Chinese – Cantonese and Mandarin dialects.
Michael S. Grossman is a tax manager and fiduciary specialist at Matthews & Co., LLP. Michael has been a fiduciary accountant for the past twenty years. His training and experience are unique as he has been fortunate to have worked alongside several excellent trust and estate attorneys during both the planning and administration phases of trusts and estates. Michael has extensive experience and expertise in the preparation of Form 706 (estate tax returns), Form 709 (gift tax returns), Form 1041(fiduciary income tax returns), Form 1040 (personal income tax returns) as well as Form 1065 (partnership returns). In addition, he works with several ‘High Net Worth’ family groups working on but not limited to monthly updates, cash needs/projections, personal income tax as well as overall estate planning and compliance.
What also sets Michael apart is his expertise and experience in the preparation of ‘Fiduciary Accountings’. He has prepared well over 300 accountings for the Surrogate’s Court, the Attorney General’s office and Corporate Trustees and Executors. Many of the accountings were done in connection with estate litigation and Charitable Trusts and Foundations. Michael is also an ‘Accepted Accountant in the State of New York under Part 36 of the Unified Court System’ and can be appointed to perform accounting and tax services for the Surrogate’s Court in the following counties: Bronx, Queens, Kings, Rockland, Nassau, Westchester and New York. His ‘Fiduciary ID Number is: 478561.