Robert D. Rynkar, CPA, JD, Managing Partner, is a graduate of Fordham University, College of Business Administration, and holds a law degree from Fordham Law School.  He was formerly a member of the Tax Department of Deloitte Touche Company.  Mr. Rynkar specializes in income tax and estate planning and is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Tax Planning and Trusts and Estates Groups.  He has more than thirty years of experience in professional advisory services for businesses, professionals, fiduciaries and individuals.  His professional affiliations include the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association,  the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  In addition to serving our clients, Mr. Rynkar has served for many years on the boards of professional and educational organizations and has volunteered as a coach or coordinator in various youth sports programs.  For thirty years, he has resided in East Williston, New York where he and his wife have raised their four children.  Mr.  Rynkar may be reached at rrynkar@rynkar.com.

William A. Barrett, CPA, Partner, is a graduate of Susquehanna University and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in taxation, from Hofstra University.  Formerly a member of the Audit Department of KPMG Peat Marwick, Mr. Barrett has extensive experience in large-firm and government auditing and tax planning.  In addition to heading the firm’s Audit and Financial Statement Reporting Group, he offers his extensive computer and pension consulting expertise to all our clients.  His professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Government Finance Officers Association.  In the community, Mr. Barrett served for may years on a school board, is presently a member of a village board of trustees and has been active in various youth organizations.  He has resided in Farmingdale, New York with this wife and two sons for over thirty years. Mr. Barrett may be reached at wbarrett@rynkar.com.

John A. Alifano, CPA, Partner, is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  He also has earned the designations of Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Mr. Alifano has twenty-five years of experience in the areas of individual, business and fiduciary income taxation, estate taxation and tax planning.  He is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Group and manages firm-wide tax research.  Mr. Alifano’s non-business endeavors include the encouragement and support of religious studies, in connection with which he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and has published a thesis.  He is a long-time resident of Long Island, presently residing in North Hicksville, New York.  Mr. Alifano may be reached at jalifano@rynkar.com.

Francis L. Riviezzo, CPA, Partner, is a graduate of Hofstra University, holding a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting. Mr. Riviezzo specializes in tax and succession planning.  He has over twenty years of experience in income, estate and gift tax matters, is a member of the firm’s Trust and Estates Group and, working closely with law firms, manages its trust and estates administration and tax compliance services.  Mr. Riviezzo is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and served on the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County.  He resides in Huntington, New York with his wife, two sons and daughter.  Mr. Riviezzo may be reached at friviezzo@rynkar.com.