Merger Will Allow CPA Firm to Expand into Providing Accounting Services for the Medical, Sports and Entertainment Industries
Effective November 1, Eliot H. Lebenhart, CPA, PC of Plainview, New York, will merge into Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz, LLP. The latter will retain its current name of Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz, LLP and continue to market itself as Sanders Thaler. With this merger, the firm will expand its practice areas by providing tax, accounting and business management services to the medical, sports and entertainment industries.
Eliot H. Lebenhart, CPA is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked at various CPA firms that specialized in providing tax services to the sports and entertainment industries. In 1983, he started his own firm which concentrated in the fields of fashion modeling, entertainment and sports. He has also developed a practice in the medical field, along with a diversified clientele.
Mr. Lebenhart is a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the New York State Society of CPAs’ Nassau Chapter (NYSSCPA-Nassau), where he co-chairs the Small Firm Management of an Accounting Practice Committee and the Practice Continuation Committee. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, where he previously served on its Executive Board of Directors.
In addition, Mr. Lebenhart has spoken at numerous seminars on tax and financial planning strategies and at NYSSCPA-Nassau events. He has also appeared on television and radio shows speaking about financial and tax-related strategies.
“We are excited to announce Mr. Lebenhart’s firm merging into our firm,” said Scott Sanders, CPA, PFS, CGMA, CFP®, CFS, the firm’s managing partner. “Eliot is a well-versed accountant experienced in tax and accounting issues affecting the medical, sports and entertainment industries. We know that Eliot will be a terrific addition to our firm that will benefit both our clients and our staff.”
“I am pleased to join forces with Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz,” Mr. Lebenhart said. “I am looking forward to working with a great group of accountants and professionals.”