Our Team

Tim R. Shapiro, CPA
Member

Tim R. Shapiro, CPA, is the Managing Member of SFW Partners, LLC. Tim has over 45 years experience in service to small, medium, and large size clients. Tim co-founded the predecessor firm of SFW Partners, LLC in 1967. In addition to being the firm's Managing Member, he is also head of the firm's tax department.

Tim graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1963, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Prior to forming his own firm, Tim spent three years with an international accounting firm.

Tim's areas of expertise include taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning. In 1987 he was featured in Money Magazine as one of the Best Tax Practitioners in the nation.

Tim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis.

tshapiro@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



Richard M. Flom, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA
Member

Richard M. Flom, CPA/ABV/CVF, CVA, is a Member of SFW Partners, LLC. Richard has over 45 years of experience in service to small, medium, and large size clients, including a large number of nonprofit organizations.

Richard graduated from Washington University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He spent 27 years with Grant Thornton, an international accounting and consulting firm, and was managing partner of the St. Louis office for 12 years. In 1990, he left Grant Thornton to start a local accounting firm. In 1995, he joined the firm that is now SFW Partners, LLC.

Richard's areas of expertise are accounting and auditing, litigation support, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, management consulting, and business planning. He is President of Valuation Consultants, Inc., a company providing valuations of closely held businesses. In the business valuation area, he has earned the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designations. He has also received a Certificate of Achievement in Business Valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Richard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Mr. Flom served on the Missouri State Board of Accountancy for five years. He was elected President of the State Board for the 1990-1991 terms.

Mr. Flom is actively involved in numerous civic, charitable and political activities.

rflom@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



Lance G. Weiss, CPA, CVA
Member

Lance G. Weiss is a member of SFW Partners, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri. The firm is a six-member firm with 25 employees that specializes in closely-held businesses. He is the head of the tax department of the firm and has appeared as an expert witness in numerous civil and criminal cases. His client base is exclusively closely held entities and he is recognized for his creative solutions to complex income and estate-tax problems.

He started his career with Arthur Andersen after graduation from St. Louis University and has more than 20 years of experience in taxation and public accounting. While with Arthur Andersen, he concentrated on the taxation of closely-held corporations and their shareholders and also worked in the London office focusing on expatriate taxation. He is also a continuing education instructor for Surgent McCoy helping keep other CPAs current on the tax law and received the discussion leader of the year award from the South Carolina Association of CPAs.

Lance is a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and a board member of AGN International.

lgweiss@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



John L. Forir, CPA
Member

John L. Forir, CPA, is a Member of SFW Partners, LLC and manages the firm's Accounting and Auditing Department. He has over 20 years of experience in audit, review, and compilation engagements, and extensive experience in many aspects of corporate, partnership and individual taxation.

John graduated with honors from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. Upon graduation he joined the predecessor firm of SFW Partners, LLC and became a Member in 1999.

John's areas of expertise include construction, wholesaling, manufacturing, distribution, employee benefit plans, retail, and leasing/financing. Additionally, he has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, business valuation, and bankruptcy.

John serves on the Accounting & Auditing Standards Committee and the Construction Industry Task Force of the Accountants Global Network. Through this association, John has consulted nationwide on issues regarding generally accepted accounting principles as well as financial statement presentation issues.

John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants

jforir@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



Richard F. Waigand, CPA
Member

Richard F. Waigand, CPA, is a Member of SFW Partners, LLC, with more than 15 years of experience in audit, review, and compilation engagements. His areas of specialty include manufacturing, construction, distribution, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. Prior to joining SFW Partners, LLC, Rich served the clients of another local CPA firm for more than 11 years, culminating with the position of financial service partner. In addition, Rich served for two years as a bank examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Rich has significant experience assisting clients with developing business plans for use with bank and other non-traditional financing. Rich has assisted numerous clients with merger and acquisition activities from both the acquiring and selling side of the transaction. In addition, Rich frequently assists clients with gaining an advanced understanding of an organization's cost structure.

Rich is a CPA and graduated with honors from Missouri State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is also a member of the American Institute and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Rich is a current board member and former Treasurer and President of Howard Park Early Childhood Center. Rich uses his role on the Board to be a source of ideas that will assist the Center in meeting its goals and fulfilling its mission.

rwaigand@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



Lisa A. Klempert, CPA
Member

Lisa A. Klempert, CPA, is a member of SFW Partners, LLC. Lisa has over 15 years of experience in tax compliance and planning, as well as accounting, auditing and consulting.

Lisa graduated with honors from University of Missouri-Columbia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She began her career with the U.S. Treasury department as a national bank examiner. Lisa joined SFW Partners, LLC in 1995 and became a member in 2008.

Lisa has extensive experience in the taxation of small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations, individuals and trusts. Her clients operate in diverse fields and include medical practices, retailers, manufacturers and charitable organizations.

Lisa is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the society's Taxation Committee. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, she serves as a director and treasurer for an emerging nonprofit organization.

lklempert@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



John R. Schnurbusch, CPA
Member

John R. Schnurbusch, CPA is a member of SFW Partners, LLC. With more than 23 years of public accounting experience, his client base is made up exclusively closely held entities and he prides himself on providing excellent service, responsiveness, and the ability to provide practical and effective business solutions. Prior to joining SFW Partners, LLC, John was the managing partner of his own CPA practice, Schnurbusch & Associates, LLC, which was founded in September 1999.

John graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. His professional and civic activities include memberships in the American Institute and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, advisory board member of the West County branch of Eagle Bank & Trust, and treasurer for charitable & not-for-profit organizations in the St. Louis area.

John's emphasis is on providing clients with high-level tax and business management advice, as well as, estate planning. He has experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, law firms, construction, medical practices, not-for-profit organizations, service businesses, wholesale and retail distribution, financial institutions, real estate development companies, and music entertainment.

John has given many speaking engagements for local financial organizations, and has appeared on the FOX 2 News Morning Show, The Big 550 KTRS giving tax planning advice, KSDK Channel 5 on the Jeff Duncan Show commenting on tax law changes, & was featured on KMOV-TV 4 reviewing tax software & advocating the value of having your tax returns prepared by a CPA firm.

jschnurbusch@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



Alicia A. Bingel, CPA
Senior Manager

Alicia A. Bingel, CPA has been with SFW Partners, LLC for over ten years.

Alicia’s areas of expertise include providing tax, accounting, and auditing services to individuals and privately held businesses.

Alicia graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Masters in Accountancy. She was awarded the Gold Medal for the November 2000 CPA exam from the state of Missouri.

Alicia is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

abingel@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



Stacy Horner, CPA
Senior Manager

Stacy Horner, CPA, is a Manager at SFW Partners, LLC. Stacy graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, where she obtained a Master of Science in Accountancy. Stacy has 12 years experience in the accounting field. She worked in private industry as controller for a Fortune 500 company. Stacy has worked at SFW Partners, LLC for over 6 years. Her blend of private and public accounting experience brings a unique perspective to her clients.

Stacy’s areas of expertise include providing accounting, auditing, and tax services to privately held businesses and individuals.

Stacy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

shorner@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



Becky L. Malloy, CPA
Supervisor

Becky L. Malloy, CPA, is a Supervisor at SFW Partners, LLC. She joined the firm in 2003 and has over 7 years of experience in audit, review, and compilation engagements, as well as corporate and individual taxation.

Becky graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy in 2001 and from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003 with a Master of Business Administration degree.

bmalloy@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



Scott R Gabel, CPA
Supervisor

Scott R. Gabel, CPA is a Supervisor at SFW Partners, LLC. He joined the firm in 2006 and has developed over 4 years of experience in audit, review, and compilation engagements, as well as corporate and individual taxation.

Scott’s areas of expertise include providing tax, accounting, and auditing services to individuals and privately held businesses.

Scott graduated from Missouri State University in 2005 with a Masters in Accountancy. He is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants

sgabel@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



Julie A. Mann, CPA
Supervisor

Julie A. Mann, CPA is a Supervisor at SFW Partners, LLC. She joined the firm in 2009 after serving the clients of a national accounting firm for 3 years. Her experience includes audit, review, and compilation engagements, as well as corporate and individual taxation.

Julie’s areas of expertise include providing auditing, accounting, and tax services to individuals, privately held businesses, and nonprofit organizations. She has worked extensively in the areas of construction, distribution, manufacturing, and nonprofit.

Julie graduated with honors from Kansas State University in 2005 with a Masters in Accountancy.

jmann@SFWPartnersLLC.com (314) 569-3333



Paul A. Behrns, CPA
Senior Accountant

Paul is a Senior Accountant at SFW Partners, LLC. He joined the firm in 2008 and has over 3 years of experience in audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as corporate and individual taxation.

Paul’s areas of expertise include providing tax, accounting, and auditing services to individuals and privately held businesses.

Paul graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2007 with a Masters in Accountancy. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

PBehrns@SFWPartnersllc.com 314-569-3333



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