Lawrence M. Lawler, CPA, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow
A graduate of ECC and Canisius College, is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, IRS Enrolled Agent, and National Tax Practice Institute Fellow is the National Director of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS).
ASTPS is a nationwide, non-profit, professional association with members throughout the country. ASTPS members include CPAs, EAs, and attorneys. Larry has represented thousands of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. He is a frequent public speaker, a writer on professional topics, and a regular trainer of tax professionals nationwide.
Larry is a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker who offers a mix of information, personality, and humor in his presentations and interviews. His audiences enjoy him as much as he enjoys speaking. He is nationally recognized for his skills in solving tax problems, his marketing expertise, and exceptional practice management abilities.
Larry is Chairman of the Board of Lawler & Witkowski, CPAs, PC, the firm he established in 1973. The firm derives seventy percent of its annual income from Tax Problem Resolution work. He is available as an expert interviewee on tax and accounting issues or as a quotable expert source for media.
John J. Witkowski, CPA, CTRS
A graduate of Canisius College, John is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, Director of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS).
John is the CEO of Lawler & Witkowski, CPAs, PC, the firm he joined in 1978. John has represented thousands of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.
Tom Kiernan, EA, CTRS
A graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo, Thomas is an Enrolled Agent and Certified Tax Resolution specialist. He is a member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS), the Independent Association of Accountants, as well as the Golden Key National Honor Society at University at Buffalo. Thomas is experienced in personal, partnership, and corporate tax filing along with financial statement preparation and taxpayer representation. Before joining Lawler & Witkowski, Thomas worked for 5 years at Bryant & Stratton Business Institute where he performed a variety of functions and ended as a Business Office director. Thomas also has 20 years experience in Retail Management .
Joseph V. Kocsis, Jr., EA, CTRS
Joe has been working as a tax professional for the past 25 years. He started his tax career with the IRS and became an EA in 1992. He is also a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist and has helped hundreds of taxpayers resolve their outstanding tax liabilities with the IRS and/or state taxing authorities. Joe has extensive experience in tax planning for both individuals and businesses. He is a member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS) and the Independent Association of Accountants.
Tax & Accounting Technicians
Angelene Wierzbic was hired in October 2004 as a staff accountant. She has since earned the title of Firm Administrator and assists clients with whatever their needs may be. She has experience in Personal, Partnership, and Corporate taxes. She also assists with paperwork preparation and correspondence for tax problem resolution cases. She is currently in the process of studying for her Enrolled Agents exam.
Julie earned her BA at Canisius College (2007) with a duel major in Interpersonal Communication and Organizational Communication with a minor in English. She also earned an AAS at Erie Community College (2004) in Media Arts and Communication. Julie has a strong background including business consulting, training and development, and public relations. She has a strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements which helped her to win the Public Relation Society of America’s Excalibur Award.
Julie is the Marketing Director for Lawler & Witkowski and is responsible for raising awareness of the company’s tax consulting services throughout its market area. For more than six years, Julie has been developing marketing campaigns and oversees the day-to-day activities, also accomplishes marketing and organization missions by completing related results as needed.
Robin joined Lawler & Witkowski, CPAs, PC in 2011. Her job title is Firm Manager, but she has become invaluable in every aspect of the company. (TK)