About Andrew B. Blackman
Background Information (as of December 2000) for: Andrew B. Blackman, CPA/PFS, CFP, DABFA, MBA Andrew Blackman is a partner with Shapiro & Lobel LLP, a New York City CPA firm. Previously, he was a partner with Freedman & Blackman Accountancy Corporation, a Los Angeles CPA firm. At both firms, tax planning, personal financial planning (PFP), and business management for performing and creative artists have been his focus. Mr. Blackman graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1975 from the School of Management at Boston University earning a BSBA in Accounting. He earned his MBA in Taxation with honors in 1979 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Blackman was one of the first CPAs accredited as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). He was granted certificate number 106 in 1988. In 1991, he successfully challenged the inaugural Certified Financial Planner (CFP) comprehensive exam. He has since maintained his license to use the CFP mark and has developed and reviewed questions for the exam at the request of the CFP Board. In 2000, he was awarded the designation of Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Accounting (DABFA) and his biographical profile was selected for Marquis Who’s Who in America. On several occasions the financial press has acknowledged Mr. Blackman. For three consecutive years Worth listed him as one of the nation’s Best Financial Advisers and in 1999 and 2000 Accounting Today cited him in Name$ To Know In Financial Planning as one of the leaders “helping to shape the financial services profession of the future”. He has also been widely quoted by the media. His advice has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, The Arizona Republic, The Star Ledger, The Record, The Daily News, Newsweek, Business Week, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Worth, Inc., Ticker, Financial Planning, IA Week, Nest Egg, Dow Jones Investment Advisor, Accounting Today, The CPA Journal, and other publications and he has been a featured guest on ABC, Fox, CNN, Bloomberg, E!, Donoghue’$ Money Talk, and New York 1. Additionally, he has edited PFP materials for The CPA Journal, a publication of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA), and for the NYSSCPA Dollar for Dollar website, as well as for other industry editorial boards. Mr. Blackman is extensively involved in the creation of educational materials for the profession. He is the co-author of the Guide To Planning For Performing And Creative Artists published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and edited the AICPA course Tax Considerations For Professional Athletes And Entertainers. He also appeared in the AICPA video Education Funding. He assisted the AICPA in planning its Certificate of Educational Achievement program in PFP, as well as planning and lecturing at several of the Institute’s annual PFP Technical Conferences and PFP Investment Conferences. Additionally, he has lectured throughout the country on the subjects of PFP and his specialty of representing performing and creative artists. Mr. Blackman has served the CPA community in various leadership capacities. He served three-year terms as a member of the AICPA PFP Executive Committee and as chairman of its PFS Subcommittee and has chaired the NYSSCPA Entertainment and Sports Committee and PFP Committee. He currently chairs the New Jersey Society of CPAs Sports and Entertainment Committee and he has served and continues to serve on various other committees of the New Jersey and California CPA societies. Additionally, he is a founding member and a past President and Vice-President of The All-Star Financial Group, LLC, a dynamic “think tank” for CPA financial planners. At Shapiro & Lobel, LLP, Mr. Blackman has focused his efforts on the continuing development and growth of the firm’s business management practice. While his predominant clientele have careers in screen, television, and live stage, the firm also represents established authors, photographers, and painters. Additionally, Mr. Blackman has developed a niche expertise in the representation of nonresident alien performing and creative artists. His firm represents over a dozen British artists including several nominees and winners of Academy and Tony Awards.
Education and Degrees
BSBA: Boston University MBA: Fairleigh Dickinson University
Andrew Blackman provides accounting services to clients in the following language(s):
Specialties and Skills:
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- Basic Accounting Services
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AICPA, New York State Society of CPAs, New Jersey Society of CPAs, California Society of CPAs, The American College of Forensic Examiners