Client Testimonials

Outsourced Accounting Services

"Our decision to outsource our accounting department to LVBW was based on projections of cost savings and on a comfort level that we had with your expertise. After working with Keith Bookbinder and his staff over the past few years, I want to take this time to thank you for providing professional, responsive and value-added service that has exceeded our original expectations. When I first contracted with LVBW, my company was experiencing trouble with its accounting system and was in need of change. By implementing the ideas they proposed, stability was immediately brought to my organization. After just a few weeks, the accounting operations were updated and working smoothly. Thanks to the hard work of LVBW, we now have a better sense of what is necessary to improve our company. Keith’s advice has been most helpful on numerous occasions. Yet even beyond that, I have developed a greater understanding and appreciation of the entire business process due to my involvement with LVBW."

Susanne M. Kelley
President
Sienna Environmental Technologies

Health Care

“Healthworks-WNY started working with LVBW in 2007. We wanted a relationship with a firm that offered business consulting as well as tax, benefit and accounting services. Lougen Valenti Bookbinder & Weintraub provided all that and more. Through LVBW, we also developed new business relationships, including banking and legal services. 

Working with LVBW, specifically Keith Bookbinder, is a pleasure. Our tax filings are always completed in a timely and accurate manner and there are no loose strings left to complete. LVBW provided us with guidance for life insurance plans for our owners, health insurance options for our entire organization, and soon we’ll be working with them on retirement savings plans for our staff. 

LVBW also helped us with our software, introducing us to Quickbooks on-line which provided us with much needed organization. Now our owners have access to accurate financial data to make sound decisions.

We’re happy to recommend LVBW on both a personal and professional level. Working with them is one of the best decisions this organization has ever made.”

Susan Costanza
Practice Manager

Healthworks-WNY

Construction & Real Estate Development

"We consider Lougen Valenti Bookbinder & Weintraub to be more of a business partner than a CPA firm.  Whether it is investigating a new business venture or managing an existing one, their number is the first one we call.  We have depended on them for support with investments, business planning, valuations, tax preparation, audits and financial statements and they have never failed us.  I can't imagine a better more ethical partner than LVBW"

Melissa Garman Baumgart
President 

R&P Oak Hill  Development, LLC

Attorney

"For close to 30  years I have relied on Lougen Valenti Bookbinder & Weintraub for their input and advice to make decisions that effect my business.  They provide me with great advice; a fantastic group of people to work with; a high level of personal attention; and information that is accurate and timely.  I consider them to be more than our accounting firm, they are an integral part of our team."

Jeffrey Freedman
Senior Partner 

Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys

Non-Profits

The Center for Inquiry, Inc, and its related companies, has been with the partners and staff of Lougen Valenti Bookbinder & Weintraub since the 1980’s, when they were part of BDO Seidman.  We stayed with them as they transitioned into Lougen Valenti Bookbinder & Weintraub in 2000.  

Our working relationship with the partners, audit team, and tax department is outstanding.  All audits are always carried out in a timely manner.  The interaction with the audit team is pleasant and professional: I have never had a bad experience when dealing with any member of LVBW.

Within our five related companies, LVBW has helped to guide us through several accounting challenges such as setting up, understanding and tracking the transfers between companies; determining unearned revenues on several of the publications we produce; and tracking fixed assets’ and depreciation. 

With LVBW, I am working with a professional group of people who are easy to deal with while carrying out their auditing duties.  At the same time, they provide us with additional information and advice to help us protect and grow our businesses.

I would not hesitate to recommend LVBW to another company. On top of the outstanding auditing services they provide us, they are always happy to provide us with answers to any accounting or business questions that occur throughout the year, in a timely manner, and they are always looking out for the best interest of our company."

Paul Paulin
Fiscal Officer

The Center for Inquiry

We would not hesitate to recommend LVBW.   Our work is always completed in a timely fashion and their knowledge and friendliness make it a pleasure to do business with them.  I personally recommended J Kincaid and LVBW to the Clarence Girl’s Softball League, and I am glad I did!” 

Heather Milone
Treasurer
Clarence 
Clarence Girl's Softball League, Inc.

Distribution and Manufacturing

"I love working with LVBW.  Everybody I have worked with there has been terrific.  My main contact, Dan Weintraub, is smart, efficient, responsive and accommodating.  He has done a spectacular job assisting us year after year with our corporate accounting and tax returns and has been a huge help on specialty issues.  We couldn’t be more thrilled with the firm.

Some of the specialty issues LVBW has helped us with  include a business valuation, QuickBooks setup and training, the evaluation of moving from a “C” corp. to an “S” corp., and a solution for handling multi-state wide sales tax and nexus issues.  The sales tax issue was particularly challenging for us because we have customers in almost every state.   LVBW went above and beyond with a thorough research of the issues and laws, clarification of them in layman’s terms, and the provision of a streamlined procedure that minimized our risk and provided me with peace of mind.  I couldn’t have been more impressed.
I find their consistent quality of work and advice most valuable and would recommend them 100%"

Jeff Bertrand
Chief Executive Officer
JH Bertrand Inc.