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March/April 2011 Vol. 52 Issue 2
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A publication of the Connecticut Society
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CSCPA Board of Directors
Marcia L. Marien
President
Gregory A. Lainas
President-elect
Ralph A. Volpe
Treasurer
Stephen A. Pedneault
Secretary
Jason D. Newman
Member-at-Large
Noelle A. Taddei
Member-at-Large
Mark A. Andrews
Member-at-Large,
CSCPA Advisory Council Chair
Connecticut CPA Staff
Arthur J. Renner
Executive Director
Kirsten F. Piechota
Managing Editor/
Design and Layout
Caitlin Q. Bailey O'Neill
Assistant Editor
Mark Zampino
Publisher
Julie E. McNeal
Contributor
On the Cover
10 CSCPA's "Fixing Our Future"
Initiative Continues
By Mark Zampino
Features
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2011-2012 Board Nominees,
Advisory Council Appointees
16 New Rules for Expert
Testimony and How to
Make It Admissible
By Stewart I. Edelstein, J.D.
20 Reliance on Accountant Fails
to Forestall Tax Penalty
By Michael R. Redemske, CPA
23 Former Lt. Gov.
Kevin Sullivan Tapped to
Head Connecticut DRS
24 Retirement Plan Alert
By David M. Snetro, AIF and
Ary Rosenbaum, Esq.
26 CPA Coat Drive
Warms Connecticut
33 Member/Pledge Spotlight:
Joanna Purtell
34 CPAs Escape Building
Moments Before Collapse
Programs & Events
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The Essential Event:
The CSCPA Annual Meeting
35 CSCPA Monthly Calendar
36 Members-Only Programs
41 2011 ETF Golf Tournament
42 CPE Pages
Member Matters
46 Pledge Pages
48 Member News
49 Welcome, New Members!
50 Firm Moves and Promotions
51 Member Perks
52 New and Young Professionals
2011 Events
53 Professional Affinity
Partnerships
54 Classified Advertisements
56 Where We're @
57 CAAS Corner
58 Congratulations,
New Connecticut CPAs!
CPA Coat Drive Warms Connecticut
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