KatzAbosch Announces Retirment of Two Senior Shareholders Alfred A. Windesheim and N. Mark Freedman

Baltimore, MD — Regional accounting and consulting firm KatzAbosch announced the retirement of Alfred A. Windeshiem, CPA, and N. Mark Freedman, CPA, two senior Shareholders with the firm.

Effective January 1, 2009, Windesheim and Freedman will be retiring from their active roles as Shareholders with KatzAbosch. They both will continue supporting KatzAbosch’s staff and clients in an Of Counsel role with the firm.

“It is with a mixture of happiness and sadness that we announce the retirements of Al and Mark,” said Alvin Katz, President and CEO of KatzAbosch. “They both will be sorely missed as they have played an integral role in the success of our firm over the past 35 years and we are thankful they will continue to provide their expertise and guidance in an Of Counsel role. We wish Al and Mark and their families many years of health, success and luck as they move into this next phase of their lives.”

Windesheim joined KatzAbosch in 1973 and became a shareholder in 1975. Over the past 35 years, Windsheim has brought not only leadership to the firm, specializing in income tax, estate and gift tax, valuation of closely-held businesses, and tax planning, but also as a personal and business advisor to the firm’s staff and clients. Windesheim plans to spend more time with his many interests.

“It has been a great pleasure to have participated in the success of KatzAbosch as it grew into one of the leading certified public accounting and consulting firms in the mid- Atlantic and I take much pride in being a part of these great accomplishments,” said Alfred Windesheim, Shareholder and Certified Public Accountant with KatzAbosch. Freedman joined KatzAbosch in 1974 and became a shareholder in 1977. During the 34 years he has been with the firm, Mark also has provided unique direction to the firm’s clients in both business and personal matters. His strong relationships with clients enabled him to provide expert direction when working through business, tax and planning issues. Mark relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona where he will continue his work for a number of clients in Arizona as well as spend more time with his family.

“It’s been an honor to have worked so closely with my clients and fellow colleagues at KatzAbosch,” said Mark Freedman, Shareholder and Certified Public Accountant with KatzAbosch. “Through their guidance and unwavering support, I am  excited to begin this new chapter of my life while still having the pleasure of working with each of them in an Of Counsel role with the firm.”

Windesheim and Freedman have both been deeply involved in the community volunteering their knowledge and expertise in numerous senior leadership roles. During their time at KatzAbosch, Windesheim has been involved with the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College), Sheppard Pratt Health System, Towson Development Corporation and others. Additionally, Freedman has lent his expertise to Jewish Vocational Services, Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore, the University of Baltimore Education Foundation and more.

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