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Executive Team

laura christopher, cpa

Mark S. Reid, CPA

Tax Principal         


Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science from SUNY Buffalo; MBA from Syracuse University - both Summa Cum Laude.

Practice Leader of the firm's tax services.

Over 32 years of accounting experience, including 21 years with FMF&E, 7 years with a “Big 4” accounting firm in both the audit and tax areas and 4 years as a tax manager with HYDRA-Co Enterprises, Inc. (a power plant management and development company).

Mark has extensive background in serving the energy sector and is the co-leader of the firm’s practice in this industry.

Mark has experience in many aspects of the energy business, including income tax planning and compliance, partnership allocation rules, mergers and acquisitions, purchasing and sales of partnership interests, restructuring of power contracts, buy-outs of power contracts, organizational structuring, troubled debt workouts and other transactional structuring.

Mark has key relationships with many major investors and asset managers throughout the U.S.; as well as some internationally.

Mark is responsible for a wide-range of tax planning and compliance services specializing in large corporate and partnership businesses, as well as Canadian cross-border work. Mark’s clients file tax returns in numerous states; and multiple foreign countries.

Professional Designations & Memberships:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants - Partnership committee

Community Involvement:

ARC of Onondaga - Board Member, Assistant Treasurer ($28 million agency)

ARC of Onondaga Foundation - Board Member, Treasurer

Syracuse University- Accounting Advisory Board Member.