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Ed is an emeritus partner in our firm’s East Brunswick, NJ, office and has over 40 years of public accounting experience. Ed is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and has testified as an expert witness in federal and state court regarding business valuations.

In addition, Ed was a founding partner of Mendlowitz Weitsen, LLP, CPAs, which joined with Withum in 2005. Currently, he serves on the NYSSCPA Estate Planning Committee, and was chairman of the committee that planned the NYSSCPA’s 100th Anniversary. The author of 16 books, Ed has also written hundreds of articles for business and professional journals and newsletters. He is the contributing editor to the Practitioners Publishing Company’s 1998/1999 706/709 Deskbook, and the AICPA 2004 edition of the Management of an Accounting Practice Handbook and is on the editorial board of Bottom Line/Personal and Tax Hotline financial newsletters. Appearing regularly on television news programs, Ed has also been quoted in numerous major newspapers and periodicals in the United States.

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Ed is a frequent speaker to many professional and business groups, including the AICPA, NJSCPA, NYSSCPA, American Management Association, the National Committee for Monetary Reform, University of Medicine and Dentistry in NJ and many more. For 11 years, he taught courses on financial analysis, corporate financial policy and theory, monetary and fiscal policy and managerial accounting.

Awards and Accolades

He is the recipient of the Lawler Award for the best article published during 2001 in the Journal of Accountancy.

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Getting Started Getting a Will

Last week I posted a letter to a friend about getting a new will. I spoke to him and a few others about my blog, and I also received some emails thanking me for posting it. I also got requests for checklists.

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A Letter to a Dear Friend About His Lack of a Current Will 

About three years ago, a dear friend asked me for a checklist that he and his wife could fill out before they go to an attorney to get new wills and related documents. I saw him a few days ago and mentioned whether he ever got his wills done, and he sheepishly said he hadn’t.

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Inflation, Recession and the Stock Market

Right now, inflation seems to be unchecked and has caught the Federal Reserve, economists and many others off guard. There is also talk of an impending recession as the “cure” for inflation.

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