E. Martin Davidoff & Associates was founded by Marty Davidoff on December 1, 1981 as a one-person firm providing tax planning services. Our clientele grew quickly, due to Marty’s knowledge and reputation, as well as ever-changing and confusing tax laws. Our staff and our range of services dramatically expanded to meet the needs of our growing clientele. We are currently a fully-staffed firm devoted to personal service for every client. You will always hear a human voice when you call during business hours, and all staff members have their own e-mail addresses so you can contact them at any time. Click on one of the names below to get their email address and a write up about that person.
Marty established the firm on December 1, 1981 with a vision of providing the highest level of tax expertise in a warm, friendly environment. Today, the firm is a dual CPA-attorney practice specializing in taxation and tax controversy work.
Marty is a Past President (2008-09) of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. Using his extensive knowledge base as the impetus, he founded and chairs the group’s IRS Tax Liaison Committee which enables him to work side-by-side with high level officials at the IRS and other tax agencies, as well as state and federal lawmakers. Marty authors a regular column in CPA Magazine on IRS representation, and he has been distinguished as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” by Accounting Today in each of the past seven years, as well as one of the "Top 50 IRS Representation Practitioners" by CPA Magazine in their April/May 2008 edition and one of the "Top 40 Tax Advisors to Know During a Recession" by CPA Magazine in their April/May 2009 edition.
Marty is a staunch advocate for small businesses. He represented their best interests at two White House Conferences on Small Business, authored New Jersey’s S Corporation legislation and frequently testifies on small business issues. The U.S. Small Business Administration named him the regional Accountant Advocate of the Year in 1997. As a nationally recognized tax expert, he speaks at seminars across the country, educating other tax professionals about IRS procedures and policies, tax law changes, and various tax planning strategies.
As one of the founders of the Make-A-Smile Foundation, Inc., Marty chairs its annual programs for its Children’s Holiday Shopping Sprees for underprivileged families. Throughout his career, he has held leadership roles in prominent professional associations including the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Marty earned his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management, and his JD from Washington University School of Law. He has two adult daughters, Sherri and Laura, and two granddaughters, Charlie and Violet.
Robbin is our Senior Tax and Accounting Manager at E. Martin Davidoff & Associates, Certified Public Accountants (1992-Present). She is integrally involved with individual and business tax planning, compliance and tax return preparation, in addition to assisting clients in handling various federal and state tax controversy resolution matters. Robbin has spoken at continuing professional education seminars conducted for the benefit of her peers and frequently provides training to staff and clients.
As an Adjunct Professor at Kean University (1993-2001), she taught courses in principles, intermediate and advanced accounting, auditing, personal finance, and computer accounting systems and procedures. Robbin graduated summa cum laude from Kean University in 1992, where she served as the Vice President of Phi Kappa Phi, Treasurer of the Campus Day Care Facility, and provided individual and group tutoring for the Tutoring and Learning Support Services Center. She also studied nursing from 1981 through 1985.
Robbin served on the board of trustees and as chairman of the finance committee at Pine Brook Jewish Center for over 4 years. She has been passionately active for over 30 years in raising funds and volunteering for many charities and organizations. She is a member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, Boomer Technology Circles and CEO Advantage.
Melanie joined the firm as a Staff Accountant and Tax Controversy Specialist in January of 2011. She prepares corporate and individual tax returns, and represents clients in State and IRS tax controversy matters. Melanie is an active member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is currently serving as Vice President of its Middlesex/Somerset Chapter. She is also a board member and treasurer of South County Day Care in Helmetta, NJ. In addition, as the Donations Coordinator for Every Day Angels Foundation, a national nonprofit that promotes volunteerism at the grassroots level, she helps coat and blanket drive organizers across the country identify organizations that will distribute the items in their local communities. Melanie graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University with a double major in Accounting and Criminal Justice..
Amy, our Tax Controversy Co-Manager, has been a part of the firm since 1982. In addition to overseeing the progress of all controversy cases, Amy maintains her own caseload of controversy cases, reconciles the law firm's trust account, handles the formation and dissolution of companies including registrations with taxing authorities, and assists clients in preparing materials for audits. In addition to those responsibilities, Amy, along with her Co-Manager, are responsible for the development and maintenance of the Tax Controversy Manual which contains all the systems and processes used in the Tax Controversy Department. Amy is also involved in the Tax Administration side of the firm. After business hours, Amy enjoys antiquing, traveling, and spending time with her two children, as well as other family and friends.
Dana continues her function as comptroller and assists our Director of Marketing and Operations. Dana joined Marty's firm in 1993 and has been a willing participant whenever and wherever needed. During her time here she has seen the firm grow significantly in size and personnel. Dana and her husband, Al, live in Ohio where, through the magic of technology, she has been able to work remotely. In Ohio she happily spends time with her son, Chris, and grandaughter, Ashley.
Alison, our Tax Controversy Co-Manager, also works remotely, handling a large caseload of controversy clients. She is also responsible for the bookkeeping and investment management of one of our major clients. Alison joined the firm in July of 2000 after graduating from Katharine Gibbs Business School. Alison, along with her Co-Manager, is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Tax Controversy Manual which contains all the systems and processes used in the Tax Controversy Department. In her spare time, Alison enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, any water-related activity, and cheering on her children at their respective sporting events. Alison resides in Maryland with her daughters.
Bonni joined the firm in June of 2005 and is our Director of Finance and Technology. Her position encompasses both the receivables and billing departments, as well as the maintenance and upgrading of all our computer systems. Bonni came to us with extensive receivables experience as well as a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management and Finance. She is well on her way to helping us achieve the truly "paperless" office. Bonni and her husband, Mitchell, have a son, Harrison.
Eleanore joined our team in November of 2006. She assists in providing personal CFO services and works on client bookkeeping. Eleanore is also involved in the Tax Administration of the practice. She manages the process of preparing and providing tax organizers to clients, overseeing E-filing, and takes a critical role in the assembly and checking of income tax returns. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and golf. Eleanore and her husband have two grown children.
Sarah joined us in January of 2008. In March 2012, Sarah became an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue. As Marty's former Executive Assistant, she will now utilize his expert tutelage in the areas of federal and state tax matters for our clients' benefit. Sarah is involved in negotiating installment agreements, offers in compromise and the handling of various other tax matters, as well as coordinating all of Mr. Davidoff's speech and presentation materials. She recently completed a second degree as a B.S. in Accounting, and is a Notary Public. Sarah is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents. In her spare time, she works with her two daughters at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and other local charities, as well as playing Irish fiddle and being involved in traditional fiberarts such as spinning, knitting and weaving.
Rachel joined our firm in September of 2008 as a Tax Controversy Specialist. She holds a B.A. Degree from Marist College in Communications and is also a Certified Paralegal. Rachel uses her combination of education and business experience to help clients facilitate tax controversy matters. When special programs are enacted by the IRS or state taxing agencies, Rachel is often in charge of determining the best way these programs can be used to help our clients. In addition, she obtains information using special searches for property tax payments, liens and judgments which may be needed to prepare a tax return or submit formal requests to tax agencies. Rachel also assists with tax return assembly during tax season. Rachel is also studying to become an IRS Enrolled Agent. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, coordinating events for the PTO at her son’s school and volunteering to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Dilcia joined our firm in August of 2010 and works in our Finance and Technology Department. She is responsible for maintaining our computer hardware, software system documentation, and technology research. She prepares materials and provides training to the staff on the use of many of the software programs utilized by the firm. Dilcia acts as a liaison for our office with both our computer vendors and IT support groups. She assists with portal administration, maintains the company's Client and Constant Contact databases, and oversees distribution of our monthly newsletter. Dilcia prepares monthly client billing statements and is available to assist our clients with billing questions as needed. Dilcia received her Bachelor's Degree in Business from DeVry University and her work experience has spanned a variety of industries. In her spare time, she is involved with learning American Sign Language and assists individuals in the deaf community.
Joann joined the firm in February of 2012 as Marty's Executive Assistant and a Tax Controversy Specialist. Joann's background includes extensive experience in the legal profession as both a Paralegal and an Administrator for a bankruptcy law firm, providing her with the knowledge, ability and understanding required of her new roles. She works as Marty's right-hand assistant, maintaining his complex calendar, monitoring his emails, coordinating meetings with perspective clients and organizing his work flow. Joann also assists in the handling of tax controversy cases. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has three children and enjoys cooking, reading and photography.
In May 2012, Susan Lang joined our firm as Director of Marketing and Operations. Susan is responsible for evaluating current office policies and procedures, as well as implementing marketing strategies highlighting the firm's tax controversy practice. In conjunction with firm leaders, Susan will oversee the formation and implementation of the firm's Strategic Plan, managing the firm's on-line presence, and will be responsible for overseeing personnel. Susan brings over 18 years of experience in the administration and operation of a non-profit corporation, and is truly excited to meet the challenges of her position. On a personal note, Susan is the mother of three adult children and enjoys cooking and creative writing.
Kathy joined our firm in June 2012 as Executive Assistant to Robbin Weiner. Additional responsibilities incude bookkeeping, document intake and tax return assembly. Kathy will also be working with Dana in handling the firm's bookkeeping and accounting functions and will also be providing assistance to our Tax Controversy Department. Kathy joins our firm with over 20 years of experience in the accounting field where she assisted in tax preparation, bookkeeping and the handling of accounts payable/receivable. Kathy and her husband reside in Monroe Township with their two daughters. Kathy is a volunteer for veterans and in her free time enjoys reading, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and playing poker.
Natalie joined the firm in February 2013 as our Administrative Coordinator and Receptionist. After many years in California, she is happy to be back on the East Coast where she grew up. Natalie has extensive experience as an administrative assistant in the financial securities industry, as well as bookkeeping and retail experience. She will be involved with the Make A Smile Foundation in addition to her administrative responsibilities. Natalie's hobbies include reading, crochet, and jigsaw puzzles.
Mathew joined our firm in November 2011 as an administrative assistant and is now a full-time member of our team. His responsibilities include various administrative functions and coordinating incoming calls for the firm. Mathew graduated from East Brunswick High School in 2007 and is working towards earning his college degree. He has previous experience working in the retail field. In his free time, Mathew enjoys reading, listening to music and computers.
Occasionally you may call our office and hear different voices, some of whom we affectionately refer to as our “students”. When we are up to our elbows in tax returns (and other matters) our “students” keep us neat and orderly by filing, copying, setting up files, processing labels, running our mail to the post office, keeping our supply cabinets stocked, and any other tasks we can conjure up for them to do. They also assist with many projects on our computers, updating standard forms and database information, and the tracking of brokerage statements.