Business & Finance

Levine, Jacobs & Company Member Co-Authors Article in New Jersey Law Journal

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA, a member of Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., recently joined forces with Alexandra Kachala, Esq., Ziegler and Zemsky, LLC, to co-author an article published in the Family Law Supplement of “New Jersey Law Journal.”

The article, entitled “Whose Lifestyle Is It Anyway?” discusses the financial minutia of a dissolving marriage and examines it in the form of a "lifestyle analysis.” 

“Given the time and cost, certain questions must be asked,” said Karu. “Is it truly necessary? Who pays for it?”

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Karu is qualified by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part, as an expert witness and as an authority on business valuations, specifically for closely held or family-owned businesses. Additionally, he is a certified Divorce Mediator and is also certified in Financial Forensics. 

Karu received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and holds professional memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the AICPA Tax Division and the AICPA Business Valuation, Forensics and Litigation Services Section, as well as the NJ State Society of CPAs.

Kachala, an associate at Ziegler and Zemsky, LLC, a matrimonial and family law firm located in Essex County, is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Florida. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) and has served as the Early Settlement Panel Chair in Middlesex County, assisting with recommendations for divorce and post-judgment settlements.

In 2017, Kachala’s peers named her a “Rising Star” in New Jersey Monthly magazine (a designation given by a division of Super Lawyers dedicated to recognizing the top up-and-coming attorneys in New Jersey who are forty years old and younger or who have been practicing for ten years or less). She received her Juris Doctorate from the St. Thomas University School of Law. 

Levine, Jacobs provides a unique combination of twenty-first century accounting, business consulting and financial planning services to a diverse array of clients.

The firm prides itself on its teamwork abilities where “every account receives the talent and expertise of the whole firm.” 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.

The New Jersey Law Journal is a publication of ALM, an integrated media company. ALM is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.

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