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To Whom It May Concern:

I am Managing Member an investment advisory company that consults on investments in hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital vehicles. We have employed Beacon CPA as our accountants and tax advisors since 2003, with excellent results. The firm’s principal, Mark Ratafia, is a reliable, honest professional with a broad and deep knowledge of taxation that he brings to bear on our accounts. He has consistently offered us solid advice on our many issues, and has helped us efficiently structure complex activities. He pairs creativity with diligence and hard work, and has allowed us to move forward in a practical and tax efficient manner. I look forward to continuing our relationship with him and his firm, Beacon CPA, and give him my highest recommendation.

Michael Matlin
Managing Member
Concord Management, LLC
White Plains, New York

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Since the launch of Palmfund Management, LLC in 2005, Beacon CPA has expertly handled all of our U.S. accounting and tax needs.  Palmfund Management is our investment firm that sponsors and manages private equity funds in Latin America, mainly in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Columbia.  Over the years, Mark and his team have consistently been a great resource to us, both because they have maintained proper books and records, financial statements, and tax filings for our multiple related entities, but also because they make working with them easy, despite my frequent travel outside the U.S.  Coming from JP Morgan Partners to a smaller platform definitely posed some challenges initially, and I’m happy to say that my relationship with Mark and his firm has been part of the solution.  So despite recently moving our headquarters from New York to Florida, we are sticking with Beacon.  If you have a small business with a U.S. presence and want expert accounting and tax support, I suggest you look no farther.

Carlos Gomez
Managing Director
Palmfund Management, LLC
Miami, Florida

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I am writing a letter of testimonial to thank you and Beacon for everything you have done for me as I have grown my dental practice. Being a small business owner can be more than stressful- it can be overwhelming! I cannot thank you enough for guiding me every step of the way from the beginning. There is nothing more comforting than knowing that you are behind me. Thank you for always being available and looking out for my best interest. It is my sincerest hope that many others are afforded the opportunity to work with Beacon CPA, not just because you are superb accountants but because you take such special care of all your clients.

Michael Weisberg, D.D.S
Pediatric Dentist
Monsey, New York

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I am President and CEO of Ramapo Land Co., Inc. in Rockland County, New York. Our organization manages a number of commercial and residential rental properties, as well as a significant amount of undeveloped land. We currently employ six people, and we previously had a full time bookkeeper who took care of our internal accounting needs, including managing our payables and receivables, payroll, and other general accounting needs. In 2003, I made the decision to outsource our accounting and bookkeeping needs to Beacon CPA. The firm, and its principal, Mark Ratafia, were able to quickly assess our needs and develop a customized way for us to communicate and receive the vital information we need to run our business. They provide us with signature ready checks for vendors and payroll, reporting on our receivables and cash activity on a regular basis, as well as other reporting that we require from time to time. Their services have been performed competently and efficiently. I am pleased not only with the quality of Beacon’s professional services, but also with their timely and efficient responses to special requests.

John J. O’Keeffe, Jr.
President and CEO
Ramapo Land Co. Inc.

Sloatsburg, New York

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Accounting has always been one of the most difficult aspects of the business for me. Between developing our products and services and meeting with clients on a daily basis, I've had little time to plan out our financial strategy. Beacon has been an incredible resource, allowing me to focus on my business, while helping us plan out our short and long term finances. They provided excellent service with consistently prompt response time, and they have given me peace of mind knowing that critical accounting concerns would be taken care of. I couldn't recommend them more highly.

I’ve been a client of Beacon since 2004 and the help and guidance I have received through the start up and growth of several new businesses has been immeasurable. As an entrepreneur, I’ve had a hand in developing businesses in a variety of industries, including financial services, marketing, retail and distribution. My personal tax situation has at times been pretty complex as well. Small businesses and their owners have particular needs that often require prompt and personal attention. Mark Ratafia and his firm Beacon CPA always comes through.

Spencer Lum
SK Visual
New York, New York

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It is with great pleasure that I write about my years working with Mark Ratafia and Beacon CPA. I have known Mark since 1996. In the earlier years, Mark handled all of the financials for a company I owned in the garment center, as well as my personal tax returns. Mark’s expertise and thorough knowledge of tax laws was, and continues to be, quite impressive, and saved us a significant amount of money. Ten years ago I moved from the garment center to real estate development. Mark and his staff have done a tremendous job of setting up separate corporations for each venture, which has already benefited us. He has been encouraging us, with a gentle push, to computerize, and he and the members of his firm have been extremely patient with the many questions and problems that have arisen. Mark is also continuing to handle all of our personal tax returns. Mark has many excellent qualities, among them the fact that his work is always completed when promised and my phone calls are always returned in a timely manner. On a personal level, Mark and his team members are extremely bright, experienced and personable. They are a pleasure to work with and I would unequivocally recommend them to anyone for business or personal financial needs.

Ed Zimmermann
Bradford Estates
Darien, Connecticut

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We've used Beacon CPA for our accounting needs since 2005. Running a small business, I don't have the time or expertise to do our corporate tax returns. Mark is available to give clear and well-reasoned advice; Beacon's staff is also readily available to answer any bookkeeping questions and to remind us of any pressing deadline. I highly recommend Beacon for their integrity and high level of professional service.

Adam Kahn
WriteOn Editorial Inc.
New York

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Arrowsight builds and markets software that networks third party digital video recorders (DVRs) through the Internet and corporate intranets, allowing businesses to remotely access and manage video and related data for security, operational and marketing applications. The Company’s patent pending, market tested software addresses key corporate needs such as the ability to access and view video over low bandwidth connections, and the ability to seamlessly manage multiple users accessing multiple locations.

Mark Ratafia has been our tax advisor for a number of years, and I am writing to recommend his services. During the time he has managed our tax function, all of our many filing requirements have been met timely, and he has helped streamline and focus a cumbersome task. We have found him to be a good sounding board for tax and accounting related matters, and his knowledgeable and practical advice has helped us move forward with greater efficiency. I recommend his services to anyone looking for a solid tax professional who is responsive and can the needs of a growing business.

Ira Sobotko
Chief Financial Officer
New York, New York

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As the COO of a U.S. start-up company commercializing novel technology that was developed in Russia (CIS), I have been very pleased with our relationship with Beacon CPA. Having a scientific rather than financial background, I knew from the beginning that I needed someone who could set up a record-keeping system and manage it so that we had solid financial reporting and could concentrate on running the business. We also needed consultation on various tax matters, and, of course, the preparation of our tax returns. I have found Mark and his staff to be extremely responsive, knowledgeable and proactive, which was exactly what I needed as we built the company. I give them a strong recommendation to anyone looking for solid professionals.

Jacob Bindler
Chief Operating Officer
Met Tech, LLC
Jersey City, New Jersey

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