Howard O. Bernstein Installed as the 57th President of the AAA-CPA

Howard O. BernsteinU.S. (June 27, 2020) – Howard O. Bernstein of Boulder, Colorado, was installed as the 57th President of the American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA). William B. LeVay of Houston, Texas became Immediate Past President.

Howard  is the President of Howard O. Bernstein, P.C., a boutique law firm located in Boulder, Colorado. He is licensed as a CPA in California and is a member of the Colorado Bar. Howard’s nearly 40 years of experience includes litigation, legal transactions, tax planning and disputes, employment law, auditing, corporate financial management, financial analysis, and international business.

Howard graduated with honors in Psychology from Columbia University before earning his MBA from Cornell University, followed by an Advanced Professional Certificate in Corporate Financial Management from NYU and a law degree from the University of Colorado. He began his career in public accounting with Laventhol & Horwath, followed by positions with Continental Grain Company, Bristol-Myers Company, Robert Half International and the U.S. Small Business Administration before entering the practice of law.

Howard writes the International Business Transactions chapter in the Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Organizations, published by Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc. He is very active in his community, receiving the John Marshall Award for his dedication to providing pro bono legal services to members of the Boulder County community who cannot afford to pay an attorney. He and his firm have been selected as Best Lawyer and Best Law Firm in the Colorado Daily Reader’s Poll. An avid cyclist, he raises money for The Children’s Hospital by riding in the Courage Classic cycling tour.

In addition, the following officers were also installed: Michele B. Friend of Los Angeles, California as President Elect/Vice-President; Deron R. Harrington of Houston, Texas as Treasurer, Marc L. Schwartz of Chattahoochee Hills, GA as Secretary, and Daniel Rosefelt of Bethesda, Maryland as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.  Past President David M. Berger of Studio City, California and Christina Scharar Doherty of Houston, Texas have been selected to serve on the Executive Committee with the newly installed officers.


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