by Richard L. Goldstein
“I ask clients what they feel defines a positive professional relationship and try and meet their expectations.”
For Richard Goldstein, one answer doesn’t fit all when it comes to building client relationships – it’s more a matter of illustrating you know their business and that you are listening. Relationship, caring and chemistry are the three elements Richard believes forges successful connections year after year.
A tax partner in the New York office, Richard has more than 40 years of experience as a tax and accounting professional specializing in business and tax issues impacting small and middle market privately held and family-owned businesses. He also provides tax planning for high net worth individuals and has built a national reputation providing business consulting to public relations and media firms. He is well known for his monthly financial management column in O’Dwyer’s PR Report.
Before joining Buchbinder in 2006, Richard spent more than a decade as a partner at a Big Four firm. He started his career as a staff auditor at a New York accounting firm before becoming a senior accountant and tax specialist a few years later.
An Experienced Practitioner and Educator
For more than 10 years, Richard has been a professor at the Long Island University Graduate School of Business, where he has taught accounting and taxation. He is among one of the highest ranking professors at the school for specifically bringing a practitioner’s view of the real world to his students.
In his spare time, Richard enjoys swimming, playing the clarinet and traveling to South Florida. He also serves as vice president and trustee of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun on Staten Island.
Richard earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and then a Master of Business Administration in Taxation, both from Baruch College. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he serves on the International Tax Committee, and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is licensed to practice in New York State and Florida.