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Israeloff's Lessman Appointed to LIJDRF Board

GARDEN CITY, NY, September 17, 2010 – Arnold Lessman, CPA, Tax Manager of Israeloff, Trattner & Co., CPAs, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Long Island Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The JDRF has been a cause that is close to Arnold Lessman's heart since his eldest son was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes at the age of 10 in 2008. "I want to do whatever I can to help the children and adults who have to battle this terrible disease," Lessman said. "It strikes children suddenly, making them insulin-dependent for life. My ultimate goal is to find a cure." Until then, through volunteer and fundraising efforts, Arnie is determined to help people deal with the physical and emotional complications that come with diabetes, so they can learn to live their lives in a way that is easier to manage. Founded in 1970 by the parents of children with diabetes, the JDRF is the leading charitable foundation and advocate of Type 1 diabetes research worldwide.

A Plainview resident, Arnold Lessman is responsible for the tax practice in the Garden City Office of Israeloff, Trattner & Co., PC. He works directly with clients to meet their needs on all tax related issues, and with the officers and staff to maintain the firm’s high standards on all tax related matters. With over 20 years experience in private and public accounting Arnold has extensive tax expertise in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, real estate, and investment partnerships. Arnold has represented taxpayers before federal, state and local authorities in connection with audits, examinations and administrative tax proceedings. A graduate of NY Institute of Technology with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Lessman is a member of the NYSSCPA and the AICPA, and Treasurer of the Federal Taxation Subcommittee of the NYSSCPA Nassau Chapter.

Israeloff, Trattner & Co., CPAs, PC is one of the region's leading certified public accounting, financial and management consulting firms with offices located in Garden City and Manhattan. The Firm provides a wide range of services for individuals and businesses in a number of industries. Their many services include accounting and auditing, forensic accounting, fraud engagements, business, professional practice and license valuations, domestic and international tax planning and compliance, merger and acquisition consulting, management consultation, technology, human resources and marketing consulting, financial and estate planning. Affiliated offices are located around the world.

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