paul_kaplanHoward Samuels, CPA, MST | Managing Partner
Howard is a CPA licensed in NY & NJ, has Masters Degree in Taxation from Pace University in NYC and his undergraduate degree in accounting from Syracuse University.  Howard has approximately 26 years of experience including many years with Ernst & Young, KPMG, Anchin Block & Anchin and KDMS. (all public accounting firms). Howard is a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), NYSSCPA (NY State Society of Certified Public Accountants) and NJSCPA (New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants).  Howard is the Managing Partner in the firm and has extensive experience and expertise with freelancers, start up companies, high net worth individuals, non-for-profit entities and charities.

Liliana AzevedoLiliana Azevedo | Senior Associate
Everyone at Samuels & Associates is a team player. Everyone at the firm is like family and we all chip in together to make sure our clients are ecstatic with our services.

After graduating from Kean University in Union, NJ with a BA in Accounting, Liliana began working at two small CPA firms before joining Samuels & Associates.

As the Senior Associate, Liliana reviews all the staff's work and assists clients directly with any tax and accounting questions they might have. In servicing clients, Liliana states "I want all our clients to feel welcome and comfortable with any questions they may have."

BreanaBreana Maher | Associate
Breana is a graduate from Montclair State University with a B.S. in Accounting. Breana interned with Samuels & Associates during the 2015 tax season and is now a full time associate with Samuels & Associates. She pays close attention to detail when working with client information, prepares tax returns in a meticulous & efficient manner and looks forward to tax planning and research projects. Breana is anxious to grow her relationship with clients and helping Samuels & Associates grow and develop.