SobelCo names 2 new members to the firm

SobelCo, a Livingston-based certified public accounting and advisory firm, announced it has named two new members to the firm.

Mariana Moghadam and John R. Mellage, who both previously served as senior managers, have been named members.

“The SobelCo partnership team welcomes John and Mariana, acknowledging the depth of their technical skills but more importantly, their industry specific-knowledge and their business acumen,” Alan Sobel, managing member of the firm, said. “We appreciate their insights and their pragmatic approach to providing clients with smart solutions to complicated and complex business challenges. Naming these two as new members was essential for us as we position the firm for a bright and prosperous future.”

Moghadam has more than two decades of experience in public accounting, previously serving as SobelCo’s tax director.

“I am honored to be a Member of the Firm. I know that admission to the partnership of a public accounting firm is an accomplishment that takes commitment, dedication,perseverance, and hard work which I would not have been able to do without the help and guidance of the people surrounding me. But I am truly most proud to be recognized for my internal role as a leader and mentor for our staff. I am looking forward to leveraging the knowledge I have gained over the years to help our clients navigate through complex tax regulations and to structure deals and transactions in the most tax efficient manner,” Moghadam said.

Mellage said he looks forward to continuing to draw on his passion for serving family businesses.

“I have always been intrigued by the unique characteristics that families in business share. From their pride in the  family reputation, to their approach to a long term commitment that focuses on preserving the business for future generations, to their dedication to ensuring a lasting legacy, these families are not only the life-blood of our economy, they are the foundation of our firm. Working with closely-held clients who are expected to juggle the emotional side of the family while effectively managing the business challenges has always been the most rewarding part of my role. Whether it is through evaluating their business and personal goals, sharing industry trends, offering strategies, and developing solutions, the intimate connection I am able to develop with clients as their trusted advisor is the key to what I do. I have worked with family-owned businesses my entire career, and watching them achieve their goals has always the most meaningful aspect for me,” Mellage said.