Virtual Networking Rooms beforehand and Q&A session afterwards
Login time: 7:15am to 7:30am, Networking Session: 7:30am to 8am,
Program Presentation with Q&A: 8am to 10am
Anthony M. Figliola
Executive Vice President
Empire Government Strategies
As EVP of Empire Government Strategies, a lobbying and business strategy company - Anthony brings 20 years of experience in multiple disciplines, including government relations, economic development as well as sales and marketing. During the course of his career he has identified, negotiated and secured over $820 million in government-backed financial incentives for his clients.
“I am well versed in gaining support and trust from highly sophisticated individuals as well as local community groups. My experience as a lobbyist has given me an invaluable advantage of being both a strategist and tactician. I effectively operate in every political and social landscape to build relationships with decision makers at all levels. “
Anthony’s years of experience in contract negotiations and project management has led to major successful projects including the Canon Americas headquarters, where he assisted in securing $103 million. Over the course of his career he have assisted businesses and local governments in securing capital funding that generated over 10,000 new jobs and $3 billion of inward investments. Moreover, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups in building partnerships to increase revenue and expand brand identity. He well versed in SBA programs and has assisted countless businesses during the pandemic.
His experience in managing a large suburban municipality of over 2,000 employees with a $250 million budget has honed his financial stewardship and birthed an ability to successfully manage individuals to keep the ship sailing.
He is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A., in Public Policy. He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.
David M. Beckman, CPA, CFF, CFE
Partner - Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services
Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP
David M. Beckman is a partner in Anchin’s Litigation, Forensic and Valuation Services Group with more than 30 years of experience.
He is also a member of Anchin’s COVID-19 response team and a subject matter expert in the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), having co-authored over 20 articles, presented five webinars on the subject, and advised on over 100 PPP loan forgiveness analyses for clients. Mr. Beckman has worked with clients across a range of industries including real estate, hospitality, construction, telecommunications, retail, transportation, manufacturing, financing companies including securitizations, financial services, professional services, and the food and beverage industry. A forensic accounting professional with strong technical and investigative skills, he has broad experience in identifying and analyzing fraudulent financial reporting, analyzing contract and shareholder disputes, performing fraud and forensic investigations, advising and consulting on the application of accounting and auditing standards, investigating accountants’ malpractice, and analyzing and quantifying economic damages in commercial and employment disputes. His work encompasses criminal and civil matters, arbitrations, and matters for the SEC and other government agencies. He has been qualified as an expert in New York State Supreme Court.
Boris Pogil, CPA
Grassi Advisors & Accountants
Boris Pogil is a Manager at Grassi. He brings over ten years of accounting experience to the firm. He specializes in mergers & acquisitions, tax advisory, and tax compliance working with clients in the private equity, financial services, and real estate industries.
Prior to joining the Grassi team, Boris worked for several other accounting firms for ten years, specializing in mergers & acquisitions, tax compliance, and tax advisory. Not only has he spearheaded the firm’s Employee Retention Credit program, but he also spoke at many different events and webinars regarding Employee Retention Credits.
Boris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and his Master of Science degree in Tax both from St. John’s University. He is also fluent in the Russian language.
Neil Seiden, CPA
Asset Enhancement Solutions, LLC
Neil is the Principal of Asset Enhancement Solutions, LLC a financial advisory firm that provides both Investment Banking and Consulting Services to companies considering important transactions such as selling a company, acquiring a company and raising capital.
AES specializes in arranging debt and equity financing for companies with challenges. Unfavorable challenges such as operational, legal, tax, financial or liquidity issues or positive challenges such as opportunities for growth, acquisitions and long-term success. AES has arranged over $500 million in financing for middle market companies, public companies and small businesses in a variety of industries.
AES served as an Agent for various lenders that made PPP Loans. AES processed 1,500 PPP loans totaling $150 million to businesses and non-profits in 35 states. Neil has been interviewed by ABC Eye Witness News, Newsday, News 12 Long Island and the Long Island Business News for AES’ work regarding PPP Loans.
Neil is periodically quoted in the New York Times, Newsday and Long Island Business News and is a frequent panelist at symposiums focused on financing. Mr. Seiden is a Past President of the Long Island Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and a Past President of the Long Island Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Middle Market Alliance of Long Island.
LOCATION: The comfort of your home or office
When: Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021
Login time: 7:15am to 7:30am
Networking Session: 7:30am to 8am
Program Presentation with Q&A: 8am to 10am
CPE Credits: 2.0