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Friedman LLP Promotes Four to Partner, Nine to Principal

Corrie Cristaldi, Partner, Friedman LLP

Friedman LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of four professionals to partner and nine to principal, effective January 1, 2018. Reflective of the depth and breadth of Friedman's services, these accomplished professionals specialize in a wide array of areas. They are based across our New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey offices.


Welcoming Our Partners


Corrie Cristaldi, CPA
Partner, Marlton & Linwood, NJ
Corrie Cristaldi has more than 20 years of experience in the taxation field. Corrie helps clients in a variety of industries, including construction and restaurant/hospitality services, devise effective tax-saving strategies to meet their domestic and international tax compliance responsibilities. Corrie also has extensive experience performing tax research and developing compliance strategies for high-net-worth individuals, partnerships and corporations. Corrie received both her B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Delaware and New Jersey.


Marie DeCicco, CPA
Partner, Philadelphia, PA
Marie DeCicco has over 18 years of experience in public accounting. She provides accounting and auditing services to clients in a range of industries, including wholesale distribution, real estate, not-for-profit, homeowners’ associations and employee benefit plans. Marie has developed special expertise in the compliance issues applicable to not-for-profit organizations and employee pension plans. Marie received a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.


Jo Anna Fellon, CPA
Partner, East Hanover, NJ
Jo Anna Fellon has more than ten years of experience in public accounting. Her thoughtful, proactive and highly personalized approach has shaped longstanding client relationships in need of tax planning guidance for businesses and high-net-worth individuals. Jo Anna received a B.S. in Business Administration (concentration in Accounting) from Drexel University and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.


Willem van der Berg, CPA
Partner, Linwood & Marlton, NJ
Willem van der Berg has over 20 years of experience in public accounting, including over seven years in his native country, South Africa. Willem has extensive experience in providing a wide variety of accounting and audit advisory services to publicly traded and privately held companies, including companies in the real estate, manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, apparel, gaming, franchising, hospitality and technology industries. Willem received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Free State (South Africa). He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.


Welcoming Our Principals


Bryan Amsterdam, CPA
Principal, New York, NY
Bryan Amsterdam has over eight years of experience in public accounting, providing tax compliance and planning to real estate developers, investors and operators with both family owned and institutional investors. Bryan received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Arizona. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.


Erasmo Bruno, LL.M, J.D., CPA
Principal, New York, NY
Erasmo S. Bruno has over 30 years of experience providing international tax and accounting guidance to an array of clients. As an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant, Erasmo’s expertise lends itself to international and domestic tax consulting on business transactions and operations, tax controversy resolution, and tax compliance. Erasmo received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Fordham University, His LL. M. from New York University Law School and his J.D. from Fordham Law School. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.


Hal S. Feldbaum, CPA
Principal, Marlton, NJ
Hal Feldbaum has over 30 years of public accounting experience with a concentration in taxation. He works closely with owners, investors, syndicators and management companies, including those involved in affordable housing. Hal’s areas of concentration also include professional service companies, retail operations and non-profit organizations. He uses his significant experience to provide valuable knowledge for business tax planning and compliance. Hal received a B.B.A. from Temple University. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.


Alan Goldenberg, J.D., M.B.A., LL.M
Principal, New York, NY
Alan Goldenberg has over ten years of experience in the State and Local Tax and Tax Controversy Groups, focusing on tax transactions which include structuring, advisory tax services and tax controversies at the audit, administrative and judicial levels. Alan has represented taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax authorities. Alan received a B.S. in Accounting from Yeshiva University, J.D. from Touro College’s Fuchsberg Law Center, M.B.A. from Long Island University and LL.M. in Taxation from New York Law School.


Erin Liu, CIA, M.B.A., CPA
Principal, Marlton, NJ
Erin Liu is an audit principal with thirteen years of experience providing auditing, accounting and financial consulting services to numerous public and private companies. She has helped several Chinese companies list in the U.S. and other countries. She is familiar with U.S. GAAP, IFRS and CAS. Erin provides auditing, accounting and financial consulting services to clients in a broad array of industries and fields, including entertainment, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, apparel, education, retail, wholesale and financial services. Erin received a B.S. in International Accounting from the University of International Business and Economics in China and her M.B.A. in Accounting from Maharishi University of Management. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.


Thomas Miranda, CPA
Principal, New York, NY
Thomas Miranda is an audit principal with over ten years of experience working with clients in a broad array of industries and fields, including consumer products, wholesale, distribution, textile and apparel, manufacturing, retail, and financial services. He received his B.S. in Accounting from St. Johns University’s Tobin College of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant.


Brian Nuzio, CPA
Principal, New York, NY
Brian Nuzio provides accounting, auditing and business advisory services to numerous privately held companies. Brian services clients in such industries as consumer products, food and beverage, fashion, manufacturing and distribution and specialty finance. Brian’s personalized and hands-on approach helps clients develop strategies that lead to sound financial decision-making. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant.


David Shuster, LL.M, J.D.
Principal, New York, NY
David Shuster has more than 25 years of tax controversy experience. He advises, represents and defends clients in their controversies with the IRS and the state taxing authorities. Dave also advises corporations, partnerships, private foundations, public charities, and individuals in federal and state tax planning and compliance. Beginning his career at the United States Department of Justice, Dave was appellate counsel to the government in a wide variety of tax cases and went on to several positions in the government and private sectors, honing his skills in tax controversy, planning, and compliance issues. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his J.D. and LL.M (Tax) from the New York University School of Law.


Aleksey Tsymbalov, CPA
Principal, East Hanover, NJ
Aleksey Tsymbalov has over 15 years of private and public accounting experience working with clients in a broad array of industries and fields. His clients include businesses, professional and medical practices of all sizes, as well as individuals, trusts, estates and partnerships. Aleksey is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey and New York, as well as Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has served as an expert witness in valuation and forensic accounting litigation. He received his B.S. in Accounting and Financial Services from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and his MBA in Accounting and Finance from Montclair State University.


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