Our Team


Stewart L. Appelrouth, CPA


Stewart has built a firm renowned for its creative financial and accounting advisors. The firm’s strength derives from his philosophy of accessibility and a hands-on approach. With extensive resources and breadth of knowledge, Stewart maintains a high-level of service with personalized attention.

Carlos M. Farah, CPA


In addition to maintaining the firm’s high level of service and integrity, Carlos focuses his practice areas on Audit and Assurance and Business Advisory for privately owned and not-for-profit enterprises, as well as government agencies. His reputation in the International Tax arena is second to none.


Steven Appel, CPA, JD

Partner, Tax Services

Steven brings over 30 years of experience in accounting to lead The Firm’s tax practice. A Certified Public Accountant with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida, Steven joined the firm in 2004. He directs the firm’s team in developing tax strategies and following the changes in tax law.

Erick Araneda, CPA

Partner, Tax Services

Erick is responsible for supervising the quality control of the Firm’s tax practice, which includes both domestic and international tax. His leadership includes overseeing the preparation and processing of tax returns, technical research, communication with the IRS, and coordinating with the Firm’s team.

Howard L. Goldstein, CPA

Partner, Business & Entrepreneurial Services

Howard leads the firm’s Business and Entrepreneurial Services and has over 35 years experience as a Certified Public Accountant and broad knowledge in all tax strategies and planning for corporations, partnerships, individuals and start-ups.

Josh S. Rader, CPA

Managing Partner

Josh an experienced auditor, and an integral member of the litigation support team. He has a keen understanding of business systems and processes, and an extensive grasp of taxation, fraud, financial forensics and matters related to valuations, determining damages, and calculations of lost profits.

Brian Torres, CPA

Partner, Assurance & Advisory Services

Brian manages audit engagements and assurance services for the firm. He specializes in providing a complete range of accounting and consulting services to real estate and construction companies and has helped clients throughout the world navigate the intricacies of financial reporting on international projects.


Nicolas de la Vega, CPA

Assurance & Advisory Services Director

With a passion for hard-work, Nicolas takes the time to get to know his clients and makes an effort to be accessible to them.  Nicolas oversees audits from beginning to end, prepares financial statements, and works closely with team members and managers in compiling detailed client reports.

Thomas Garland, CPA

Litigation & Valuation Services Director

Analytics and litigation are a major component of Thomas’ daily tasks, where he assists with all aspects of commercial litigation. From malpractice and lost profits to fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and business valuation, he works to uncover and reconstruct the details that tell the entire financial story.

Monte S. Gordon, CPA

Tax Services Director

Monte has broad knowledge in all tax strategies and planning for corporations, partnerships, individuals and trusts. He has experience dealing with international tax matters including immigration planning, expatriation, FIRPTA, offshore voluntary disclosure and structuring investments.

Nick Landera

Nicholas L. Landera, CPA

Director of Litigation & Valuation Services

Nicholas plays a key role in the management and execution of the complex commercial litigation and business valuation engagements performed by the Firm.

Patricia Young, CDFA

Director of Litigation & Valuation Services

Patricia overseeS the management of the Firm’s family law practice which includes the many aspects of marital dissolutions from expert testimony to financial analysis and the valuation of closely-held businesses.


Bernard Akerman, EA

Accounting Manager

Vianca Hillman

Vianca Hillman, CPA

Tax Manager

Brian Leitstein

Brian Leitstein, CPA

Assurance & Advisory Services Manager

Carina Lemarchand

Carina Lemarchand

Finance Manager


Claudio Markowicz

Claudio Markowicz, CPA

Tax Manager

Octavio Marrero

Octavio Marrero, CPA

Tax Manager


Vicky Yanes

Office Administrator / Recruitment Coordinator