Lion, Doby & Company
Who We Are

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We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. We take a broad-based big-picture view with a focus toward the bottom line and minimizing your taxes. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; and, whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

We are located in Emerson (Bergen County), NJ, and service clients all over the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area, as well as other tax jurisdictions.

Please take a moment and read more about our history and credentials, our people, and our areas of specialization. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to serve you.

Our History and Credentials

Lion, Doby & Company was formed in 1999. The firm consists of two partners, David Lion and Mel Doby, who are certified in the states of New York and New Jersey, and a support staff that has been with the firm for many years. The firm, and its partners, are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP), as well as the New York State and New Jersey State Societies. In addition, the firm is a member of the Peer Review Program of the AICPA and has received unqualified opinions over the years.

David Lion graduated with honors from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting. Mel Doby graduated from the Bernard Baruch School of Business Administration of the City University of New York. Both partners have extensive Big-Four public accounting experience.

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Our People

David Lion, CPA – PartnerDavid Lion

Prior to his partnership in Lion, Doby & Company, David worked with entrepreneurs and small- to medium-sized corporations in a variety of different industries while he was employed at a Big-Four public accounting firm, as well as middle market CPA firms.

Over the last 30 years, David has worked closely with individuals and entities in many types of industries, as well as on behalf of companies involved in the licensing of its products. David is experienced in all tax aspects, as well as financial accounting and auditing. His clients range in size from small privately held organizations to large multinational corporations covering a variety of different industries including:

• Entertainment
• Professionals
• Retail
• Wholesale
• Manufacturing
• Advertising
• Unions
• Construction

In addition, David specializes in performing royalty and licensing investigations, as well as having advised major entertainment guilds during contract negotiations. David's broad experience in this area includes:

• International apparel and home furnishing companies
• International recording artists, producers, and major entertainment guilds
• Publishing companies and authors
• Major sports and entertainment companies
• Entertainment celebrities entitled to licencing royalties and syndication profit participation

Mel Doby, CPA – PartnerMel Doby

Mel started his career in public accounting at a medium-sized accounting firm where he was hired, prior to graduating college, to proof read registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He worked with this firm and after ten years was admitted as a partner.  During his career at this firm, he developed a vast knowledge of taxes and auditing skills. The firm eventually was acquired by a Big-Four accounting firm where Mel was also a partner.

Mel services clients, individuals and business entities, on a professional and practical level.  He is the person responsible for all audit, review and compilation engagements that Lion, Doby & Company is engaged to perform.  Mel also has extensive experience in providing services to homeowner associations (cooperative housing corporations and condominium management associations).  His knowledge of these entities comes from his experience as a former president of two cooperative housing corporations.

The primary industries that Mel services are:

• Real estate
• Financial and service organizations
• Manufacturing
• Schools

Our Staff

We have a full-time staff that provides bookkeeping services, as well as payroll, sales tax, and other tax compliance issues and services. We are highly computerized with extensive knowledge of QuickBooks and other computer software.

Our clients have access to the partners and staff, and we are all very responsive to your questions and requests.

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Our Areas of Specialization

The services that we provide include:

• Tax Preparation
        Estates and Trusts
• Financial and tax planning
• Accounting and auditing
• Consulting services
• Royalty and licensing investigations  More info

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