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Premiere Philanthropic Accounting Firm is Ninth Time Participant in Walk For Polycystic Kidney Disease


On Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Clinton Cove Park and Pier 95 and 96 on Manhattan’s lower east side, the firm of Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C. of Livingston, NJ, will participate in the New York City Walk for PKD.   Polycystic Kidney Disease is the most common, life-threatening genetic disease affecting more than 600,000 Americans and 12.5 million people worldwide.  PKD is twice as common as multiple sclerosis and affects more people than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, Huntington’s disease, Down syndrome and sickle cell anemia combined.  This is the Firm’s ninth year raising money for the cure of this disease.  For more information or to register, go to

Spearheaded by Robert J. Blackwell, CPA/PFS/CGMA and Managing Member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., “Blackwell for PKD Research,” will include Bob Blackwell, his friends and members of the firm. This year the Team is seeking to raise in excess of  $7,000.

Six years ago and every year since, Robert Blackwell has been welcomed into the class of Walk for PKD Visionaries. According to Dan Larson, President & CEO, Polycystic Kidney Disease, “….The amazing fundraising success you generated for the 2007 Walk for PKD has helped the PKD Foundation convert ideas into reality through funding of the most promising research.  You are getting us closer to a treatment and a cure for PKD.”

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Mr. Blackwell provides accounting, tax and consulting services for a diverse client base of individuals and closely held or family-owned businesses. He plays an active role at the firm’s wealth planning provider, Financial Network Investment Corp., A Cetera Company. Levine Jacobs & Company and Financial Network Investment Corporation are not related entities. Mr. Blackwell is licensed to sell securities, mutual funds, life and health insurance as well as other brokerage products. Other areas of professional services include the establishment and administration of individual retirement accounts, IRA and 401K rollovers and Section 529 plans. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in both New Jersey and New York, and a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). Working closely with clients, Robert combines knowledge, experience and insight to recommend investments that will assist them in achieving their business and financial goals.

Mr. Blackwell serves as Treasurer and Board Member for the Essex County Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and is a member of the Professional Group Advisory Council at Valley National Bank. In addition, he is involved in many local and national charitable organizations.

Robert holds professional memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Section of the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA), and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

Levine, Jacobs provides a unique combination of twenty-first century accounting, business consulting and financial planning services to a diverse list of individuals located primarily in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C. prides itself on its teamwork abilities where “every account receives the talent and expertise of the whole firm.” With headquarters in Livingston, NJ, clients are located throughout the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania tri-state region.

Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C. maintains memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.








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