People In The News – July 25

Michael Bernstein has been named MP of Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin (RSSM) of New York City. Bernstein, PIC of the SEC Services Group and the Consulting and Due Diligence Services Group, succeeds MP Martin Greenburg. Also, David Ostrow, with 35 years of auditing and accounting experience at the firm, has been named administrative MP, a newly created position.

Miami-based MBAF has admitted seven professionals as partners. They are: Steven Blumenthal, Holly Condon, Mark Fenaughty, Michele Ferrara, Scott Goldberg, Micahel Moss and Manual Pravia.

Keith S. Dolabson has joined Los Angeles-based Gursey | Schneider as a partner in the tax and accounting department. Dolabson’s practice focuses on the income, fiduciary, estate, charitable giving and wealth transfer tax areas. Formerly, Dolabson was a founder/managing director of a large national CPA firm and prior to that a tax principal with an international professional services firm. Also, Brian J. Gray has joined the firm as a director in the tax and accounting department. He specializes in income, gift and estate tax planning, as well as compliance and audit defense for high net worth individuals and their business interests.

Julie Driedger has joined Greenville, S.C.-based Elliott Davis as client development director and will work with the firm’s Manufacturing and Distribution practice in the Charlotte, N.C., office.

Matthew Hallam has left his position as MP of the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause to become a partner at Oxpoint Holdings LLC, a company started last year by his brother, Nick, and another partner. Oxpoint will offer management consulting to emerging technology and government contracting companies. Hallam will stay on at Baker Tilly as a senior advisor. Todd Stokes, an 11-year veteran at Baker Tilly, will replace Hallam as office MP.

Eric Hananel has joined Jericho, N.Y.-based Grassi & Co. as a tax partner. Hananel has over 35 years of experience of tax consulting, compliance, financial statement income tax provision reviews and the management and administration of multi-national client accounts and a staff of professionals.