Richard joined Glickstein Laval Carris, P.A. in July, 2005. Previously he was the Director of Taxation with Reponen, Ornstein and Co., P.A., from 1985-2005. Prior to 1985, Richard's experience includes two national CPA firms, with particular emphasis in the areas of partnerships, real estate, and international taxation.
He has been active as a public speaker for the Central Florida Chapter of Certified Public Accountants, and several other national organizations. Richard served as president of the Central Florida Chapter of the FICPA during 2008 and 2009. Previously he served on the same Board of Directors as Chairman of the Local Practitioners Committee, and on the Board of Directors of Congregation Beth Am as Treasurer and Budget Committee Chairman.
He is a founding Director and Vice President/Treasurer of Greyhound Ranch Adoptions, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of retired racing greyhound lives by providing shelter and medical care, permanent placement of greyhounds in adopting households, and educating the public regarding the characteristics of the greyhound breed.
Richard has the overall responsibility for the firm's tax practice, along with tax research and the monitoring of tax legislation and its impact upon clients. Richard also has a special emphasis in the areas of estate and retirement planning, federal and state income taxation, business entity structures, passive loss rules and foreign investment in U.S. real estate.
Richard received his Master's Degree in Accounting with an emphasis in taxation from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 1981 and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1976 from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania.
He is a member of both the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.