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Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Highlighted in Business Trade Magazine

Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Co-Managing Member, Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., was highlighted in the May 2012 issue of Commerce magazine – the flagship publication of the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey. 

In the special Accounting Roundtable section, participants were asked if President Obama will win another term and, if so, what will that mean for the economy?  According to Michael Karu, one of the accounting managing partners interviewed, “….We are advisors.  We are not politically motivated and do not believe that, simply because one party or the other is in office, all of the country’s economic woes will suddenly disappear.  Economic resurgence starts with whether the small business owner has the confidence in the administration and its policies.  If the business owner does not have confidence in the current administration, he or she has the right to exercise his or her vote and elect a new one.  While each party may have an underlying agenda, it is inherent on small business owners to take advantage of every opportunity to better their financial position.  After all, business is business, whichever party is in office.  We do not expect to provide different advice dependent upon the party in office.  Smart business is the rule.  The business owner must set reasonable goals, and then take the appropriate steps to attain them.  Additionally, the business owner must be flexible.  When we hear someone say, ‘We’ve always done it like that’ or ‘We’ve never done it like that,’ we know that it’s time for change.  The best advice we can give anyone with regard to business and politics is to ‘rely on your management team and not the government’..”

Michael Karu is qualified by the Superior Court of New Jersey as an expert witness and as an authority on business valuations, specifically for closely held or family-owned businesses.  In addition, Michael is a Certified Divorce Mediator.

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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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July 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Drivers can save $2.50 the next time they get their vehicle cleaned at Livingston Car Wash.

Come to Livingston Car Wash at 111 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue for a car wash and $2.50 will be discounted from the regular price.

$100 OFF per Week for Summer Camp Now!

Guerrero Marital Arts is now offering an 8-week summer camp for summer 2018!

Pick which weeks you want!

Camp Weeks are:

July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27

Includes the following:

Fun (through Sports, Play and Games)
Field Trips (may cost extra)
Life Lessons
Reading Time
Martial Arts
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CycleBar Livingston, Livingston

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Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, SHORT HILLS

Solid Gold with Bobby Valli at Par 440

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Man Stabbed in Valley Section of West Orange

July 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials.

Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by a group of individuals who later fled the scene, according to township spokeswoman Susan ...

Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force Meeting

July 15, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — All Essex County residents, mayors and councils, law enforcement members, school officials, clergy members, civic organizations and more are invited to join in the next Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss how the Essex County communities can join work together to eradicate this epidemic.

The meeting will be held at the ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.

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According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...