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Ronald W. Nossek
has been elected
a partner in Blum-
Shapiro's Govern-
mental Services
Group, specializing
in audits of govern-
ment entities. His responsibilities in-
clude providing cities and towns with
planning, management and supervi-
sion of accounting, audit, tax and con-
sulting engagements, as well as pro-
viding overall technical review.
Mark Barzottini
joined Pue, Chick,
Leibowitz & Blezard
in Vernon as a part-
ner. He has worked
in public account-
ing for more than
30 years and has experience with au-
dits, reviews, compilations, and tax. He
is a member and officer of several local
civic organizations.
Lenkowski Loner-
gan & Co., LLP
in Middlebury has
promoted Sharon
M. Grindle to part-
ner. She has exten-
sive experience in
tax, audit, review, compilation, and fo-
rensic accounting services, with clients
in industries including manufacturing,
retail, farm, automobile dealership,
medical, and nonprofit organizations.
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte and Ster-
czala, P.C. in Shelton promoted Nich-
olas L. Valli to supervisor in the ac-
counting and auditing department and
Rob W. Vieira to senior accountant in
the tax department. Diana Teixeira
also joined the firm as a manager in the
tax department.
Tom Partalas of Hamden was admit-
ted as a general partner of Seward and
Monde, which has offices in North Ha-
ven and New London.
CPA Tax Solutions LLC in Hamden
expanded its practice and opened
a second office in Madison with the
acquisition of the accounting firm of
Mark J. White, CPA. Mark White will
join CPA Tax Solutions LLC managing
member Paul A. Caiafa, Anthony F.
Lucci, and their eight full- and part-
time professional and administrative
staff. Caiafa and Lucci bring extensive
tax and business experience to their
closely held, owner-managed clients
and serve such industries as distribu-
tion, manufacturing, construction, and
service professionals. The firm spe-
cializes in tax preparation, accounting
and tax planning services for business
owners, executives, and individuals. In
addition, the firm represents clients on
tax resolution matters and audits with
the IRS and various state tax agencies.
Special thanks
to Past President
Council member
Alan Clavette,
managing mem-
ber of Clavette &
Company in New-
town, who represented the CTCPA on
Connecticut's State Tax Panel orga-
nized in 2014 under Public Act 14-217.
On December 31, 2015, the panel
submitted its recommendations to the
Connecticut General Assembly.
The panel, comprising 15 members
with tax, law, finance, and business ex-
pertise, was appointed by the legisla-
ture's Finance, Revenue and Bonding
Committee to analyze Connecticut's
tax structure and suggest policy op-
tions to modernize it.
The group was charged with develop-
ing "revenue-neutral policy options to
modernize the current tax system, with
the goals of increasing the system's
simplicity, fairness, economic compet-
itiveness, and affordability."
Clavette's work on the panel spanned
more than a dozen meetings and hear-
ings over many months.
No stranger to CTCPA service, Cla-
vette's extensive volunteer leadership
resume spans multiple officer posi-
tions including president, secretary,
and treasurer; chairing committees on
Trust, Estate, and Gift Taxation, Fed-
eral Income Taxation, State Legislation,
Governmental Affairs, State Legislation,
and Annual Service Award; serving as
a Connecticut representative to the
AICPA's governing Council; member-
ship on dozens more committees and
task forces; and the list goes on and on.
"We are so grateful to Alan for giving
of both his expertise and his most pre-
cious resource, his time," said CTCPA
Director of Finance and Operations
Julie McNeal. "Volunteers like Alan
serve as the voice of the organized
profession and provide invaluable in-
sight for legislators and taxpayers."
The report includes recommendations
for personal, retail, general business,
estate and gift/probate, and property
tax reforms.
Clavette Represents CTCPA on Connecticut's State Tax Panel
Recommendations for Personal, Business Tax Reform Released
View the complete report at