Tax Department

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Donald Biernot, CPA

Don joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. in 2001. He earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Taxation degrees from Old Dominion University. He has been providing business owners and individuals with tax planning, compliance and consulting services for over 40 years. He primarily services real estate developers, contractors, healthcare professionals and not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tidewater Chapter of Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Hampton Roads Tax Forum.


Kyle Colna, CPA

Kyle graduated from James Madison University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting and Finance. He joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. in 2016. Kyle provides tax compliance and planning services for corporations, partnerships and individuals. He also has experience with financial statement audits, reviews and compilations.


Mike Collura

Mike joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. in 2014. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting from Old Dominion University in May 2014. Mike is currently working towards becoming a CPA. He provides write up and tax compliance services to a wide variety of clients.


Moshe Purec, CPA

Moshe joined Zukerman & Associates. Ltd. in 2018. He graduated from Touro College in Brooklyn in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. As a staff accountant he provides write up and tax compliance for our clients.


Jennifer Lebow-Harmon

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Old Dominion University. Jennifer has been with Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. since 1997. She provides tax compliance and planning services for businesses and individuals.


Lauren Kane

Lauren Kane was raised in Virginia Beach and is a graduate of Cox High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Old Dominion University in 2012. Upon graduation she joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. as an accountant in our tax department. She provides tax preparation and payroll tax services to a wide variety of clients.


Cindy S. Schick, EA

Cindy has worked in public and private accounting for over 30 years. She provides tax compliance and planning services, including foreign tax compliance, to a wide variety of businesses as well as individuals. She has worked with clients in many industries including marine construction, golf courses, real estate and medical professionals. Cindy is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and assists clients in selecting the proper version for their unique needs. She also provides QuickBooks initial software setup and training services at the client's office along with tune-ups as needed.


Vanessa Sharp, QKA

Vanessa graduated from Longwood College in December 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. She joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. in September 2004 and soon achieved the designation of Qualified 401K Administrator (QKA). Vanessa has 19 years of experience in the retirement planning field and works to design defined contribution plans to meet a range of clients' needs. She is able to prepare all the necessary documentation for the plans from start to finish, including plan adoption agreements, trust accounting and preparation of Form 5500.


David Yates, CPA

David earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia Tech in 2004. David joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. in 2005 where he provides tax compliance and planning services to a wide range of businesses and individuals.


Amy Maul

Amy is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Amy joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. in November 2015. She is currently working toward her CPA certification. Prior to joining our firm, Amy interned at Piedmont Trust Company in Greensboro, NC where she prepared return for trusts and individuals. As a staff accountant she provides tax and planning services for our trust and individual clients.

Alexis Rusnak

Alexis is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. Alexis is currently working toward her CPA certification. Alexis joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd in June 2015. As a staff accountant she provides tax, planning and payroll services for our individual tax clients.


Erena J. Riggs, CPA

Erena graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a major in Accounting in 2011. She became a licensed CPA in 2014. She joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. in 2016 and provides a variety of tax services for our corporate, partnership, and individual clients.

Scott Baumann

Scott joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. In January 2019. He has earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration with concentration in accounting from Old Dominion University in December 2018. Scott is currently working towards becoming a CPA. As a staff accountant he provides tax, planning and payroll services for our individual clients.

Alex Jones

Alex is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information Systems. Alex joined Zukerman & Associates, Ltd. In July 2019 and provides write up as well as tax compliance services to a wide variety of clients. He is working towards his CPA certification.