About Us

We provide a unique blend of technical expertise while providing practical business advice or assurance services. Our approach is to find solutions that achieve the best outcome with the least amount of cost to the companies we service. Given the broad experience of our team, we have the expertise to service clients across the continuum from start-up phase to mature companies. While the needs of clients are different depending on phase of development of their business, our industry and delivery knowledge gives us a unique perspective in evaluating solutions that best meet our clients’ needs.

Jim Liggett // CPA
Partner

New York Office
jiml@lvwcpa.com
212.481.3490 Ext. 223
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Jim has over 25 years of experience in private industry, corporate consulting and public accounting providing a broad range of accounting, audit and management consulting services. He specializes in assurance and advisory services to public and privately-held companies in various industries, including technology, life sciences, wholesale distribution and broker dealers. In addition, he has actively participated in corporate acquisitions, initial and secondary public offerings, private placements and reverse mergers.

Before joining LVW, he was a partner at regional accounting firm, co-founded Outsource Partners International, Inc.(“OPI”), a finance and accounting business process outsourcing company and served as interim chief financial officer for a turn-around technology company that was publicly held.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Management Information Systems from Drexel University. As a Certified Public Accountant, Jim maintains memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York and New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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Derek Webb // CPA
Partner

Florida Office
derekw@lvwcpa.com
561.752.1721 Ext. 301
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Derek began Webb & Company, P.A. in 2003 with a focus on small to midsize publicly traded clients that were navigating the SEC framework. In these early years Derek concentrated on helping these companies maintain compliance through timely financial reporting. Over the years the practice has continued to grow and in late 2010 Derek expanded the firm's operations into a new office in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Derek has developed extensive knowledge of SEC registration and reporting requirements along with nearly 15 years of public accounting experience. In addition to public reporting requirements, Derek has developed a firm that provides Audit, Review and Compilation services along with tax compliance and various agreed upon procedures. Core industries served include: real estate, technology, not-for-profit, manufacturing, distribution, professional services, healthcare, as well as various development stage entities.
Derek earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and maintains CPA licensure through the State of Florida.Enter The Full Bio Here

Arpita Joshi // CPA
Partner

New York Office
arpitaj@lvwcpa.com
212.481.3490 Ext. 233
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Arpita has approximately 10 years of experience in public accounting providing a broad range of audit and management consulting services. Arpita’s services are primarily concentrated on audit and other assurance engagements rendered to public entities registered with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as private equity companies. Before joining the firm, Arpita was a senior audit manager for New York regional accounting firm. In addition, Arpita has worked in the private sector for a distribution company. Arpita earned her Bachelors of Business Administration, majored in Finance and Computer Information Systems, Indiana University – Kelly School of Business.
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Amy Weiss // CPA
PARTNER

Florida Office
amyw@lvwcpa.com
561.752.1721 Ext. 307
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Amy has approximately 10 years of experience in public accounting providing audit services to public entities registered with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as nonprofit organizations and private equity companies. Before joining the firm in 2006, Amy was an accountant for a large national transportation company supervising the accounting process for five railroads and was an accountant for a specialty finance company.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Accounting degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and maintains CPA licensure through the state of Florida.

Carmine Chiappetta // PRINCIPAL
TAX DIRECTOR

New York Office
carminec@lvwcpa.com
212.481.3490 Ext. 266
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Carmine has approximately 30 years of experience in taxation in the areas of C and S corporations, partnerships and individual taxation including high-net worth individuals. Before joining Liggett and Webb, he was a senior manager responsible for the oversight of tax operations for New York regional accounting firm. Carmine also worked for large publically traded corporations in the financial services (brokerage and banking) and manufacturing industries. Carmine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting) at Brooklyn College.

Jim Alviggi // CPA
Senior Manager

New York Office
jima@lvwcpa.com
212.481.3490 Ext 235
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Jim is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of New Jersey. His has been in public accounting for greater than twenty-five years and his experience includes a high concentration of auditing publicly traded companies as well as assisting closely-held businesses in a variety of industries and not-for-profit organizations. Jim graduated from Upsala College with a BA degree in accounting.