Victor G. Ramsauer

As CEO, Shareholder and President of LEVITZACKS, not only does Victor Ramsauer lead the firm he advises the firm’s clients on the sale, acquisition and divestiture of businesses with values exceeding $175 million. In addition, he provides senior leadership regarding deal structuring and negotiation, financial reporting research, and the design and performance of due diligence… Read More

Sue Watson

As Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Sue oversees the administration, marketing, financial and risk management, technology, human resources, strategic planning and operations of the firm.  Throughout her career, Sue has participated in more than 30 merger and acquisition transactions, which provided her with the experience of working with all phases of an entity’s… Read More

Cristanne M. Leitner

As Shareholder, Vice President and Director of Tax, Cristanne has more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of tax and accounting.  Cristanne works on trust, estate and gifts, flow through entities, real estate, law and medical practices and retail businesses. She is constantly looking for ways to reduce clients’ tax liability through proper… Read More

Thomas Rex

As Shareholder and Technical Director of Accounting and Audit, Tom has 40+ years in the accounting industry.  He identifies, analyzes and resolves complex accounting and reporting issues with his strong analytical and problem-solving skills.  Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting from Washington State University.  He serves on… Read More

Kim Ufford

As Audit Shareholder, Kim has 40 years of experience in the field, specializing in auditing, business valuation, expert witness and forensic accounting. He is an experienced business appraiser and holds the Accredited Business Valuation designation from the AICPA. Kim works mostly with financial reporting technical issues and business valuation questions. He serves on the Audit… Read More

Bruce A. Strumlauf

As Shareholder, Bruce primarily assists larger, closely held businesses and their shareholders with planning, structuring and tax compliance matters.  He serves industries such as wholesale/retail, manufacturing, hospitality, biotech, technology and real estate.  Bruce also has a substantial knowledge base advising U.S. residents of filing obligations with complex domestic or foreign tax matters. Bruce often finds… Read More

Daniel I. Lavis

As Tax Shareholder, Dan’s areas of proficiency include entity selection, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, tax deferred exchanges, and tax accounting issues involving depreciation, utilization of the cash method, inventory, installment sales, and long-term contracts. His career experience spans government contractors, construction contractors, manufacturers, real estate, S corporations, acquisitions and dispositions, partnerships, multistate taxation and… Read More

Michael C. Friedman

As Tax Department Shareholder, Mike primarily works on tax planning for pass-through entities, closely held corporations and groups of entities with a common set of owners. His skills encompass merger and acquisition consulting, income tax planning, estate/trust/gift tax planning along with tax compliance.  Mike helps clients with proactive planning that matches tax considerations with their… Read More

Jared P. Werner

As Shareholder, Jared works with closely held businesses and high net worth individuals with their tax, business planning and accounting needs. Jared has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from USC and a J.D. and LL.M. (Master of Law – Taxation) from the University of San Diego School of Law.  He is also a… Read More

Nick Palmer

As Director of Audit, Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Certificate of Accountancy from San Diego State University College of Extended Studies. He uses his writing and research skills for proposals, technical memoranda, marketing materials and drafting financial statement disclosures. Nick is an experienced business… Read More