Solving IRS & State Tax Problems is our Specialty
If problems with the IRS are keeping you up at night you’ve come to the right place. At Lawler and Witkowski we specialize in issues relating to unfiled tax returns, unpaid taxes, liens, levies, foreign bank account reporting, audit representation, and any other type of tax controversy. Our firm of Nationally Recognized Tax Resolution Experts is right in your backyard, and we are ready to go to work for you.
We promise to treat every client with sincere and caring concern for their best interest. We will learn about your needs, objectives, concerns, and goals, and once engaged we will work tirelessly to fulfill those goals. We will always be honest and up-front about our fees, our procedures, our services, and our expectations of you, and we will always remain available to our clients. Phone calls will always be returned and we will keep clients advised of our progress on their engagement.
Certified Public Accountants
Lawrence M. Lawler, CPA, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow
A graduate of ECC and Canisius College, Larry is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, IRS Enrolled Agent, and National Tax Practice Institute Fellow.
Larry is also the National Director of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers a nationwide, non-profit, professional association with 1,200 members throughout the country. Through ASTPS Larry has taught and consulted with thousands of tax and accounting professionals from across the country. Right here in Western New York Larry has represented thousands of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and NYS since 1973.
John J. Witkowski, CPA, CTRS
A graduate of Canisius College, John is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, and 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.
IRS Enrolled Agents
LG Brooks, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow
LG Brooks is the newest addition to the Lawler & Witkowski team and is currently managing our Dallas Office. He is a nationally recognized tax resolution expert and speaker. He brings to the firm over 25 years of experience and has represented thousands of taxpayers before the IRS.
LG received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bishop College at Dallas, Texas in 1977. He is a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) and is currently a faculty member of the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) administered by NAEA.
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.
Vicki Hermann, EA, CTRS
Vicki has been at Lawler & Witkowski since Fall 2020 and has over 20 years of tax and accounting experience. She is our third IRS Enrolled Agent and assists clients with whatever their needs may be including Personal, Partnership, and Corporate taxes.
Tax & Accounting Technicians
Angelene Wierzbic began her career at Lawler & Witkowski in October 2004 as a staff accountant. She has since earned the title of Senior Tax Technician 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.
Liz started out as an intern at Lawler & Witkowski while she was finishing up school at Mercyhurst University. After graduating in 2020 she joined our team full time. Liz does a great deal of tax preparation and also assists with paperwork preparation and correspondence for tax problem resolution cases.
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.