Firm Overview & History

Prior to the establishment of RotenbergMeril, Neal Rotenberg was a senior tax manager with a “Big 4” accounting firm and Larry Meril was a senior audit manager with the same “Big 4” firm.  Shortly after Neal and Larry  started the firm, one of their former colleagues in the “Big 4”, John Guttilla, brought his dynamic New York style and expertise to the practice.They shared a vision of creating an accounting firm that would bring the best of large and small firm qualities to clients. The then three young professionals also shared a high-performance, innovative style and preference for forging close client relationships, and an unbridled enthusiasm for the possibilities that emerging technologies could bring to the profession.  Their positive spirit combined with their professional expertise and experience created an atmosphere of quality and professionalism in the firm that continues to exist today.

Subsequently in 1993, the firm merged with the accounting practices of Les Solomon, who was a partner in a successful firm in Northern New Jersey, and Barry Bertiger, a partner in a well-known Central New Jersey firm. Tony Torchia joined the firm as a partner in 2009, merging in his Paramus, NJ based accounting practice.  The merger with Les Solomon and Barry Bertiger, and later Tony Torchia added partners who share the same vision, enthusiasm and style as Neal, Larry, and John, and helped create a unique blend of national and local firm experience.

Scott Young, our Technical and Quality Review partner, was recruited to help build and round out the SEC and ERISA practices, based on Scott’s three decades plus of CPA firm experience. In 2013 Erika Agatone and in 2014 Ann Callari became partners. Erika directs the Financial Outsourcing department, while Ann directs the Tax Department.

Because of our significant growth and the drive and passion of our partners and professional staff, RotenbergMeril is today a respected regional accounting firm offering clients the expertise of over 60 professionals and support staff.  The combination of our partners skills and experience gives the firm the distinct competitive advantage of understanding and effectively managing both large and emerging clients across diverse industries and our association with the BDO Alliance strengthens our worldwide presence.

NYC/NJ Metropolitan Area Presence

Since its inception, RotenbergMeril has provided accounting services to a wide range of New York, New Jersey, and New York City based businesses. Our NYC/NJ Metropolitan area clients have included a wide range of industries, including real estate, broker dealers, private equity funds, public companies, restaurants, law firms, technology, garment center, construction contractors, food distributors and many others.

Why do many NY and NJ based companies choose RotenbergMeril?

  • RotenbergMeril keeps current on the tax and accounting issues specifically relating to New York and New Jersey based clients.  We are active in several committees of the New York and New Jersey State CPA Societies.
  • RotenbergMeril has lower overhead structure as compared to many other NYC based firms due to its ability to supplement staff and engagements from its New Jersey location. We are able to pass those savings on to our clients without sacrificing quality and professionalism.
  • RotenbergMeril has offices in midtown Manhattan and our New Jersey office headquarters is in Saddle Brook, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan.