We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business. The following are a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:
Accounting Software Selection & Implementation
With the number of computerized accounting software packages available for small businesses and individuals growing every day, selecting one that is right for you has become increasingly difficult. As accounting professionals, we are exposed to most programs through trade journals and actual use. Our experienced staff can help you choose and implement the system that best fits your needs.
Business Succession Planning
Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company’s day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, we are fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.
Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a business or in the midst of a difficult divorce, the amount attached to the value of your business is important. We can provide useful and objective analysis to assist you in the valuation of any business in which you have an interest.
Buying & Selling a Business
Structuring the purchase or sale of a business properly is a critical step in the process of buying or selling a business. Our competent staff has experience to guide you through the acquisition/disposition process by addressing such issues as cash flow analysis and tax considerations.
Management Advisory Services
Even the most qualified managers can benefit from competent, objective feedback. We can help your company’s management team develop long-term objectives and specific strategies to facilitate your business’ future growth and success.
Pension / Profit Sharing and Employee Benefit Plans
Qualified retirement plans (e.g. defined-contribution or defined benefit plans, Keoghs, SEPs…) can provide significant tax advantages for closely held businesses and self-employed individuals. Our qualified staff can assist you in evaluating the type of pension plan that will best serve the retirement needs of you and your employees.
An asset protection, or wealth preservation, plan makes the enforcement of judgments against protected assets nearly impossible and allows the owner of protected assets to retain substantial control over these assets. Our firm can assist you with an asset protection plan that may include family limited partnerships, or offshore trusts.
Expert Witness Services
Pending or existing tax litigation can result in the need for a qualified professional to present his/her opinion to support or oppose evidence submitted to the court. Our level of competence on IRS tax issues allows us the opportunity to function as expert witnesses in such cases.
Litigation Support involves the quantification of economic damages pursuant to existing or pending litigation using accounting and auditing techniques. We have an experienced, competent staff who can compile information efficiently to assist in the calculation and documentation of any potential economic loss or damages.
Effective Search and Recruiting
You need a position filled, but fit into the organization is important, not just a skill set. We understand there’s more at stake than just a placement – the candidate has to hit the ground running, and fit the culture, too.
Lotito & Lazzara provides a broad range of services to help our clients reach their business and personal financial goals. View some more of these services we provide.