Robert Wyndelts, Ph.D, CPA
As the founder and managing partner of Wyndelts & Co., Robert has led the growth and development of the firm since its inception. He brings a unique focus to Wyndelts & Co., an outcome of his wide-ranging educational and professional achievements.
Robert serves his growing client base with expert strategic guidance on numerous tax and business functions. Among many others, they include: negotiating business acquisitions and dispositions; providing expert testimony; litigation support; structuring tax and business aspects of real estate transactions; organizing business form structure; tax research; asset protection; and succession planning.
Robert’s vast knowledge of taxation served him well in his longtime role as Professor in the Masters of Taxation program at Arizona State University, where he taught such disciplines as Corporate Tax, Taxation of Real Estate Transactions, Taxation of Closely Held Businesses and Taxes and Business Strategy. Robert is now a Professor Emeritus in that program.
His background includes service with some of the country’s most prestigious firms. He worked for the national office of Ernst & Young, where he wrote many of the firm’s publications and handled post review of technical memos for the firm’s U.S. practice offices. He also brought his incisive skills and experience to the Atlanta office of Deloitte & Touche.
Robert’s published writings reflect the high level of empirical and technical research he’s conducted through the years. His articles have appeared in such notable publications as: Journal of Taxation, Journal of Real Estate Taxation, Journal of Taxation of Investments, the Journal of Economic Psychology and Decision Sciences, among many others.
Pat Lawrence, CPA, MTax
Among Pat’s many capabilities, she often serves our smaller clients as their designated “controller”, when the size of their companies doesn’t warrant retaining a full-time finance director. Pat specializes in record cleanup and the installation of financial reporting systems. She also serves our client base in the hiring and training of qualified personnel in the use and maintenance of these systems.
Pat’s professional background is extensive. She received B.S. and Masters of Taxation degrees from Arizona State University, following which she worked for Deloitte and Touche, the Children’s Legal Foundation, Land America Investment Services, Inc., the Arizona Physician’s Center, and Victorious Christian Living International, Inc., and Pacific Resources International, LLC. A member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, Pat has been associated with Wyndelts & Co. since 1997.
Lisa Grant, CPA
Lisa’s primary role with Wyndelts & Co. is to serve as backup for our tax team. Her outstanding skills in preparing even the most complex business and individual tax returns suit her well. Prior to joining our team, Lisa served as a Supervising Senior at the Phoenix offices of Coopers and Lybrand, among several other impressive positions. She has extensive expertise and experience in state taxation, with a special emphasis in California state tax issues. Lisa holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University. She was designated an Arizona Certified Public Accountant in 1993.
Wyndelts & Co. clients in need of technical systems and computer web design enjoy the benefits of Andrew’s vast experience in this increasingly important area of our business and industry. His diverse background in anthropology and computing led to his founding Evermore Enterprises, a consulting business whose early projects included database development for hospitals, and the implementation of computerized research methodologies. Andrew’s strategic computing skills have been invaluable to Wyndelts & Co. and an increasing number of the practice’s clients. Through Evermore Enterprises, Andrew provides assistance in developing on-site infrastructure (setting up computer networks, workstations, servers, data backup strategies and solutions, Internet connectivity, network security, etc.). He also develops user-maintained database-backed web sites of varying scale and delivers outsourced technology services (web hosting, email service, customer emailing lists, domain name registration, etc.).
Robert specializes in preparing component cost breakdowns for our engineered segregated cost studies. He has over 40 years of estimating and management experience in the construction industry. Robert received a B. S. in Industrial Technology from Northeastern University.