David A. Schlein, CPA




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Dave is a tax partner with over 30 years’ experience in service to closely-held family-run businesses, high-net-worth individuals, and for-profit flow-through entities. Dave’s expertise lies in the areas of real estate investments, the oil and gas industry, partnerships, S corporations, and closely held C corporations. His day-to-day activities include investment advisory services, the coordination and delivery of tax planning and compliance services for individuals and businesses. Dave is affiliated with 1st Global Capital Corp. as a Registered Representative holding his FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses; he also holds Life, Accident, and Health Insurance licenses. 

Joining the Firm in 1980, Dave became partner in 1996; he frequently lectures on various wealth management, retirement planning, and new tax laws and their implications.


State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor of Science, Accounting


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  - Management Advisory Service Committee, former Chairman
Financial Planning Counselors of WNY
Passed Series 7 and 66 securities exams - Financial Advisor*
New York State Department of Insurance, Life, Accident, and Health Insurance licenses
BDO Alliance USA, National Tax Core Leaders Group


Jewish Family Services, Treasurer of the Board of Directors
Kalos Health, Board Member
Gilda’s Club of WNY, past Board Member
Lodge of the Ancient Landmarks F & AM, past Master
Temple Beth Am, past Treasurer
Kadimah School of Buffalo, Certificate of Recognition-State of New York Executive Chamber


*Securities offered through Avantax Investment Services SM, Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment Advisory services offered through Avantax Advisory Services SM. Insurance services offered through an Avantax affiliated insurance agency.

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July 14, 2021

The executive branch is looking to increase revenue for the IRS. Translation: expect to see an increase in the number of IRS audits being performed, including industries not traditionally targeted.

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Webinar Series Part V: Changes to Lease Accounting and How it Impacts Your Business

July 27, 2021

The accounting for leases is changing significantly. The required implementation of FASB ASC 842 will mandate that most leases are included on the balance sheet as a right-of-use asset, with a corresponding lease liability. The new standard will impact nearly all commercial businesses and nonprofit organizations and is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2021.

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