MEET THE PARTNERS

 
 

Daniel A. Castellano, CPA

Daniel A. Castellano, CPA is the Managing Partner at Castellano, Korenberg & Company. Dan specializes in strategic planning and tax planning for closely-held construction companies and their executives. He also possesses practical experience in surety and banking enhancement, mergers and acquisitions and financial negotiations.


Dan has authored numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer of construction accounting and taxation to bonding companies and banks.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • General Contractors Association

  • Long Island Contractors Association

  • Mechanical Contractors Association 

  • New York City Surety Association

  • New York State Society of CPAs - Nassau Chapter​

  • Risk Management Association - Board of Directors

  • Subcontractors Trade Association

  • The Columbus Citizens Foundation

 

Community Involvement

Dan is actively involved in organizations such as the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Suffolk Chapter and Contractors for Kids.  He is also a proud supporter and attendee of various events benefitting Sunrise Day Camp, Long Island Cares (The Harry Chapin Food Bank), and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. 


Education
Dan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Iona College.

Neal Korenberg, CPA

Neal Korenberg, CPA is the co-founding Partner and Vice President at Castellano, Korenberg & Company. He also serves as the Quality Review Director for the firm and is responsible for the technical review of every firm engagement. Under Neal’s direction, the firm has grown its client base and its reputation as an extremely technical mid-sized accounting firm.

While Neal specializes in accounting for clients operating in the construction, food, manufacturing and service industries, he also has extensive experience in providing accounting services to privately owned businesses and high net-worth individuals. He is actively involved with his clients, assisting in structuring financing, increasing bonding capacity, acquisitions, and division restructuring as well as aiding in the planning for business succession.

As a long time member of the Nassau Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Neal has served in many roles. Recently, he served as the Chairman of the Chapters’ Cooperation with Bankers and Other Credit Grantors Committee. In 2013, Neal was awarded the heralded Life Time Achievement Award for his years of dedicated service to the Chapter. He has been highlighted in various publications, including Long Island Business News. 

Neal is also a frequent speaker before banking groups, the New York State Society of CPAs, and various construction industry organizations on the subjects of loan negotiation, analyzing financial statements and recent accounting pronouncements. 


Professional Affiliations 

  • Accountants & Attorneys Networking Group

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 

  • Construction Financial Management Association

  • New York State Society of CPAs - Nassau Chapter

    • Accounting and Auditing Committee

    • Cooperation with Bankers and Other Credit Grantors Committee - Chairman
  • Queens Chamber of Commerce

  • Risk Management Association

  • The New York City Surety Association

 

Education
Neal earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Queens College.

Frank J. Scala, CPA

Frank J. Scala, CPA is a Partner at Castellano, Korenberg & Co. He has over 35 years of public accounting experience and specializes in financial, tax and consulting services for clientele in the construction industry and in other various industries including transportation, manufacturing, real estate, not-for-profit, import/export and wholesale/distribution. Frank's expertise goes further than traditional areas of accounting as he is strategic planner and trusted business advisor for his clients. He has an outstanding reputation and maintains extensive relationships within the surety and banking communities.  He takes an active role in his clients' bonding and financing programs.

As the Partner-In-Charge of the Litigation Support Services Team, Frank is responsible for the firm's forensic and litigation engagements.  He and his team have extensive experience in forensic accounting, contractor claims and shareholder dispute resolution services. 

Frank is a frequent lecturer to financial institutions and sureties on current construction accounting topics and trends. He has also been named as one of the "Ones to Watch in Accounting" by Long Island Business News.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Association of Wall Ceiling Carpentry Industries of New York

  • Construction Financial Management Association

  • Long Island Contractors Association

  • New York State Society of CPAs - Nassau Chapter

  • New York City Surety Association


​Community Involvement

Frank actively participates in community and fundraising efforts both inside and outside of the firms' efforts. He is an active member and supporter of Contractors For Kids, Wounded Warrior Project and North Patchogue Medford Youth Athletic Club (NPMYAC), dedicating his time to coaching and training baseball players from ages 10 to 14. 

Education

Frank earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Long Island University, C.W. Post. 

Lisa M. Ricciardi, CPA CCA

Lisa M. Ricciardi, CPA, CCA is a Partner at Castellano, Korenberg, & Company. Lisa has over 30 years of experience providing auditing, accounting, consulting and tax services to individuals and businesses. She is an expert advisor to clients in construction and construction-related industries and has a strong background serving manufacturers, not-for-profit organizations, professional service firms and wholesalers. 
 
Lisa also holds the designation of Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) granted by the National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA) for those professionals who focus on accounting, auditing and consulting within the construction industry.
 
Prior to joining Castellano, Korenberg & Company, Lisa was a partner at a Nassau County based CPA firm for almost 20 years. 
 
Lisa is a frequent lecturer and author on topics of accounting and auditing for the construction industry, as well as asset protection, estate planning and business succession.  She has been featured in Long Island Business News’ “Who’s Who in Accounting”, “Who’s Who in Women” and was named one of “Long Island’s 50 Most Influential Women in Business” in 2008 and 2011. Lisa has also been named a “Businesswoman of Excellence” by NAWBO, the National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2015, Lisa was named a "Woman of Distinction" by the Town of Oyster Bay.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Forensic Accounting

  • American College of Forensic Examiners

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

  • Construction Financial Management Association

  • Long Island Contractors Association

  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • New York State Society of CPAs

  • New York City Surety Association

  • Regional Alliance for Small Contractors
     

Community Involvement 

Lisa's contributions to the community extend to several organizations that include the Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN), Homecoming Farm, Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), Toys for Tots Toy Drive, and Contractors for Kids. She currently serves as a committee member for The INN’s Annual Lunch Fundraiser and coordinates several “food and goods” drives within the Castellano, Korenberg office. Lisa also serves on the board of Homecoming Farm and is a regular volunteer at farm events and fundraisers. 

While the program was underway, Lisa was an active member of the Jones Beach Power Squadron and the Town of Oyster Bay W.A.K.E. U.P. environmental program which helps clean and protect area waterways.


Education
Lisa earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University. 

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