Firm Overview & History

Neal Rotenberg, CPA
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Lawrence Meril, CPA
Co-Founder and Partner

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.  Neal, Larry and John today continue to lead the firm’s growth and service diversification.

In 1993, the firm integrated the accounting practices of Les Solomon (now retired), 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, and in 2009 Tony Torchia, a partner in a  Bergen County firm joined RotenbergMeril as a partner.  Scott Young, who is the firm’s Audit Quality Control partner, was recruited to help build and round out the SEC and ERISA practices, based on his over three decades of CPA firm experience. In 2013 Erika Agatone and in 2014 Ann Callari became partners. Erika manages the Financial Outsourcing department, while Ann manages 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 approximately 70 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 and national presence.