Lisa Smithson, CPA, CFP
Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida. Upon graduation, Lisa began her career with one of Tampa bay’s largest local accounting firms. She now has more than 35 years of experience in accounting, tax and advisory services for individuals and commercial businesses. Prior to founding the firm, Lisa spent six years as Chief Financial Officer of Doctor’s Walk-in Clinics, Inc., Lisa played a major role in their financing, merger and acquisition strategies. Lisa also has extensive experience with all aspects of income and estate taxes.
Lisa currently spends her time representing clients’ interests in sales, mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases, financing and debt restructures. She also provides clients with strategic business planning, counseling, personnel assistance, family office and other management consulting services. In addition Lisa is active as an expert witness within the litigation support arena. She has experience with forensic accounting, mediations and trial testimony.
Lisa is a Certified Financial Planner and has experience with retirement planning, estate planning, financial planning, loan negotiations and credit restructuring.
Gary N. Hardie, CPA, CGMA
Shareholder – Director of Taxation
Gary received his Master of Accountancy (Taxation) from the Florida State University. He has over 19 years experience, which included 5 years with Coopers & Lybrand (Price Waterhouse Coopers). He has significant experience serving privately-held companies on a full range of tax issues, including S corporation and Partnership operations, LLC consulting, entity formation, tax implications of corporate acquisitions and divestitures, real estate investment, estate planning, tax methods, built-in gain planning, multistate tax optimization strategies, corporate loss limitations under Section 382, uniform capitalization rules and FAS 109 reporting. Gary also oversees the Firm’s Cost Segregation Services, working with clients to identify and take advantage of available tax savings. Gary has also represented numerous clients before the Internal Revenue Service and various State Departments of Revenue including testifying before the U.S. Tax Court.
Gary’s relevant industry experience includes media, manufacturing, real estate, retail, restaurant, automotive dealers, professional service providers, restaurants, high-wealth individuals and the health care industry. In addition, Gary is a Certified Financial Planner and has experience in loan negotiations with banks and other lenders on behalf of clients, contract negotiation and developing detailed dynamic budgets for emerging and established business. Gary has also been engaged on multiple occasions to re-engineer accounting processes and systems for clients to better take advantage of technology and create significant efficiencies.
Dali Kranzthor, CPA, CFE
Assurance and Accounting Services
Dali graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the Florida State University. Before joining ls and company, Dali worked with a large regional firm. Dali has extensive experience with all aspects of audit, review, compilations and business advisory services. Dali has experience with both privately held and publicly held companies.
Dali’s relevant industry experience includes automobile dealerships, manufacturing, engineering, software development, fiber optics and CIRA’s. Dali also has significant experience with employee benefit plans.
Marnie Hardie, CPA
Manager – Tax
Marnie received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master in Business Administration from Columbus State University. Marnie has over ten years of experience, including five busy seasons with large regional firms. Marnie has experience in all aspects of federal and state tax compliance. Marnie has worked with S corporations, partnerships, C corporations, trusts, estates, non-profits, multi-state entities and high-wealth individuals. Marnie also heads our tax training and has taught many tax courses for the firm.