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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Joel Ackerman 2008


  • Title: CPA, MST, Tax Principal
  • Company: Grassi & Co., CPAs
  • Location: Lake Success, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Smithtown, N.Y., 1970

Family: Married: wife, Leslie; 2 children: Joseph, 9 and Laura, 13

College: BS, Accounting, Syracuse University, masters in Tax (C.W. Post)

First job outside of real estate: CPA

First job in real estate or allied field: Tax principal with specialty in real estate

Hobbies: Golf, racquetball, Yankee games

Favorite book: “Billy Joel, the Biography”

Favorite movie: “The Phantom of the Opera”

Key to success: Taking a holistic look at a client’s business and providing business insights that most CPAs would miss

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Broadway show owner