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 specializes in taxation and tax controversy work. Marty is a Past President (2008-2009) of the American Academy 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 with state and federal lawmakers. Marty has written over 30 articles on IRS representation in CPA Magazine. He has also been distinguished as one of the nation's "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting" by Accounting Today in each of the years 2004 through 2010, as one of the "Top 50 IRS Representation Practitioners" by CPA Magazine in their April/May 2008 edition, and as 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 Make A Smile Foundation, Inc., Marty chairs the annual programs for its Children's Holiday Shopping Sprees and Clothing 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. Marty and his bride, Beth, live in Hightstown, NJ and enjoy traveling to visit their nine children (including spouses) and six grandchildren.
Robbin is a co-managing partner of the firm with Marty and has primary responsibility for overseeing the Tax and Accounting Department. Robbin has been working at E. Martin Davidoff & Associates, Certified Public Accountants since 1992. She is integrally involved with individual, fiduciary, and business tax planning, compliance, and income 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.
In 2016, Robbin became an affiliate member of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs. Robbin is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the NJ Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), the National Association of Professional Women, and the Chartered Global Management Accountant Network. She served on the board of trustees and as chairman of the finance committee at Pine Brook Jewish Center for over 4 years. Robbin has also participated in Boomer Technology Circles and CEO Advantage.
Robbin was acknowledged by the National Association of Professional Women as a 2013-2014 VIP Woman of the Year, a tribute in recognition of her professional achievements, community service, and future aspirations. 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 National Honor Society, 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.
She has been passionately active for over 30 years in raising funds and volunteering for many charities and organizations, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; There Goes My Hero; Make A Smile Foundation, Inc.; Junior Achievement USA; National MS Society; and many other local charities and groups. Her hobbies and interests include ballroom dancing, pottery, yoga, travel, needlework, reading, hiking, biking, and, recently, skiing.
Melanie joined the firm as a Tax Accountant and Tax Controversy Specialist in January of 2011. She prepares individual and corporate 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 (NJCPA), and is a past President of its Middlesex/Somerset Chapter. On June 1, 2016 she will begin her three year term on the NJCPA’s Board of Trustees. Melanie is also a board member 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.
Michael joined the firm in June of 2015 as a Senior Tax Manager. His responsibilities include preparation of individual, partnership, and fiduciary income tax returns. Michael is a member of the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants and is licensed in both New Jersey and New York. Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked as a manager in a small CPA firm in New York City where he gained experience preparing individual, partnership and fiduciary tax returns as well as audit compilation and report review for small to mid-size companies. Michael graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in Accounting and has been a Certified Public Accountant since September 1998. Outside of the office, Michael enjoys spending time with his two children and watching sports of all kinds.
Frank joined the Tax Controversy Department of our Firm in 2016. He is an attorney licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Frank received his J.D. from Valparaiso University, where he was elected Vice President of the Richard Blennerhassett Tax Law Society, and served as lead site coordinator for the University VITA program. During his time at Valparaiso University, Frank worked in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, representing low-income taxpayers before the IRS and State tax authorities. In his spare time, Frank enjoys kayaking, hiking and playing basketball.
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; 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. Amy, 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. 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 adult children and significant other, as well as with 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 coordination and organization of tax return materials for some of our major clients during tax season. 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 Snow Hill, Maryland where she is an elected official for the town currently serving as the Councilwoman of the Eastern District.
Bonni joined the firm in June of 2005 and is our Director of Finance. She is responsible for managing the firm’s accounts receivables and assists with our computer technology department. Bonni came to us with extensive accounts receivables experience as well as a Bachelor's degree in Finance. Bonni and her husband, Mitchell, have a son named 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 2008. In March 2012 Sarah became an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. She also represents clients with regards to state tax issues. As a member of Marty’s controversy team, Sarah is involved in negotiating installment agreements, Offers in Compromise, penalty abatements, NYS residency issues, and the handling of other various tax matters, as well as coordinating 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 and in 2016, earned the prestigious Fellow designation from the National Tax Practice Institute. In her spare time, she participates with her family at local charities, plays Irish fiddle and is an artist working in the mediums of painting and fiber arts
Rachel joined our firm in September 2008 as a Tax Controversy Specialist and is Executive Assistant to Robbin Weiner. She holds a B.A. Degree from Marist College in Communication and is also a Certified Paralegal. Using the combination of her education and business experience, she works closely with Robbin on client projects, coordinates meetings and interacts with prospective and current clients. 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. She also assembles tax returns during tax season and throughout the year. Rachel is currently 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, and performing with a local theater group.
Ariel joined our firm in 2005 as an Accounting Intern and continued working over the years in our accounting and administrative departments during her school breaks. After completing her M.B.A. at Union Graduate College in March of 2011, Ariel transitioned into a full-time position as a Staff Accountant. Ariel is now settled in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, where she works remotely for our firm as both a Staff Accountant and Tax Controversy Specialist preparing individual and business income tax returns, as well as with assisting with client tax audits and other federal and state tax controversy matters. On a more personal note, Ariel enjoys reading, television, film, food, and travel.
Dilcia joined our firm in August of 2010 and works in our Technology Department. She is responsible for maintaining our computer hardware, software system documentation, and technology research. She prepares materials, and provides technical support and 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 newsletter. Dilcia assists in the 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. 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 role. She works as Marty's right-hand assistant, maintaining his complex calendar, monitoring his e-mails, coordinating meetings with prospective clients, and organizing his work flow. Joann is integrally involved in our client development and in expediting the triage process for urgent client/prospect issues. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has three children and enjoys cooking, reading and photography.
Susan joined our firm in May 2012 as Director of Marketing and Operations. In this role Susan is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of our office, and plays a key role in new employee recruitment, on-boarding, training, health and benefit administration and event planning/team building for our firm staff. She is also responsible for the firm’s on-line presence, keeping our web, social media and local sites current, and implementing strategies to increase traffic and visability. In October 2015 Susan took on the added responsibility of overseeing the administration of the Tax Department which includes maintaining internal control lists, deadline management, electronic releasing of tax returns and extensions, and researching and implementing steps to transition the department to a paperless environment. Outside of the office, Susan enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Kathy joined our firm in June 2012 and is currently responsible for assisting in our firm’s Accounts Payable Department, vendor management, tax return processing, handling document intake, and tax return assembly. Kathy has over 20 years of experience in the accounting field where she has assisted in tax preparation, bookkeeping and the handling of accounts payable/receivable. Kathy and her husband Rich reside in Monroe Township with their two daughters. Kathy is a proud volunteer for our veterans. In her free time, Kathy enjoys reading, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and playing poker.
Karen joined the firm in June 2016 as our Receptionist and Office Coordinator, and serves as Administrative Assistant for the Make A Smile Foundation. Karen brings over 20 years of experience in office and facility management, human resources, payroll, and accounts payable. She is a certified paralegal, majoring in management and communications, and has worked as a District Representative for a U.S. Congressman. Her volunteer service has included being a personal shopper for Dress for Success and the Vice President of the Board of Directors for a cooperative building in New York. In her free time, Karen participates in her community's annual theater production (singing, dancing and acting) and attends dances, game nights, and live shows. She treasures the time spent with her fiance, two sons and grandsons.
Mathew joined our firm in November 2011 as a part-time Administrative Assistant and is currently a fulltime member of our Tax Controversy Department. Mat’s responsibilities include assisting our remote employees in their day to day tasks acting as their “hands” in the office, and assisting all in-house tax controversy staff as needed. Mat assists in handling client tax audits and other federal and state tax controversy matters. Mathew is a graduate of East Brunswick High School and is currently working towards a degree in Accounting. He has previous experience in the retail field and in his free time enjoys reading, listening to music, film and computers.
Nicholas joined the firm in March 2015 as an Administrative Assistant. Nicholas is responsible for answering the telephone in our front office and greeting clients and visitors, as well as assisting staff members in whatever capacity is needed. He received a Bachelors of Music in Music Theater: Voice Primary degree from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in 2011. He has experience in the banking, service, and performance industries.
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.