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Anthony-Sabella

Anthony Sabella, CPA

Managing Partner

Mr. Sabella serves as Managing Partner of Lichtenstein, Briefman & Sabella PLLC. Anthony is a passionate advocate for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level. Here at Lichtenstein, Briefman & Sabella PLLC, he serves as Managing Partner and thrives on organically growing the firm through hard work and dedicated client service.

 

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Mark-Briefman

Mark Briefman, CPA

Partner

Mark Briefman, CPA brings more than 38 years in diverse tax, financial and business consulting experience to his role as a Certified Public Accountant.

Mark is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Gulf Coast Chapter of CPAs.

Born in Akron, Ohio, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

He has a large clientele of high net-worth individuals whom he advises on income taxes, estate and financial planning as well as preparing their personal income tax returns.

 

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Ronald Marshall, CPA

Partner

Ron Marshall brings almost two decades of high level tax and accounting experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Ron previously worked at a regional CPA firm as a Tax Manager specializing in corporate and high net worth multi state taxation.

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Sarasota Accountant John Michael Smith

John Michael Smith, CPA

Senior Partner

John Michael brings over 4 decades of expertise to his clients in the fields of Taxation, Business Consulting, and high level advisory services. Before partnering with LBS, Johh Michael ran his own very successful CPA firm for over 38 years.

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Liz-Vaughan

Liz Vaughan

Senior Accountant

Liz Vaughan is originally from Miami, Florida, where she worked for two prominent firms in the Coral Gables area for over 18 years. She and her family relocated to Sarasota in 1998 due to a job relocation for her husband. She focused on raising her kids and getting to know the Sarasota area before joining our firm in 2001.

 

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Marianne-Lehman

Marianne Lehman

Accountant

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Molly Amuso 

Accountant

Bio coming soon!

 

Shari-Houghton

Sheri Houghton

Office Manager

Brought up in Northern New Jersey. Moved to Sarasota in 1981. A graduate of Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan, NJ

Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

 

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Jean O'Neil

Jean O’Neil

Receptionist

Graduated from high school in Cleveland, Ohio, been in Sarasota since 1977, started with LBS in 2008, my favorite activities are family time, going to the theater, movies and reading.

 

Jean's Favorite Quote:

"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" (Luke 6.31)

 

Beena Abraham, Certified Public Accountant

  • Born in Southern India
  • Beena joined the firm in 2011.
  • She has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She is a graduate of Florida Southern College in Lakeland Florida.
  • She completed her fifth year at USF.
  • She is certified in the state of Florida with 29 years of experience in accounting and tax preparation.
  • Her hobbies include traveling and reading.

Paula Jantzi, Office Administrator

  • Relocated to Sarasota in 1959 with her family from Williamsville, New York (the Buffalo New York area)
  • Attended Rosedale Mennonite Bible School and Eastern Mennonite University
  • Has extensive experience in medical office management and restaurant operations
  • Graduated with a Certificate from Accounting Operations Program at Sarasota County Technical Institute (now Suncoast Technical College STC)
  • Enjoys repurposing items, arts and crafts, and helping her friends.