Andrew B. Blackman, CPA/PFS, CFP®
Andrew B. Blackman, CPA/PFS, CFP® , DABFA, MBA
Schulman Lobel Wolfson Zand Abruzzo Katzen & Blackman LLP
1001 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
PHONE: (212) 868-5781
FAX: (212) 868-5782
Andy earned a BSBA in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, in 1975 from the School of Management at Boston University. He earned his MBA in Taxation, with honors, in 1979 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In 1988, he was the 106th CPA accredited as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). In 1991, he successfully challenged the first Certified Financial Planner (CFP® ) comprehensive exam and was asked to develop questions for future exams. In 2000, he was admitted as a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Accounting (DABFA) and was selected for Marquis Who's Who in America.
Andy is a partner with Schulman Lobel Wolfson Zand Abruzzo Katzen & Blackman, LLP, a New York City CPA firm. While his career focus has been personal financial planning (PFP), at Schulman Lobel Wolfson Zand Abruzzo Katzen & Blackman, LLP his efforts are devoted to the development and growth of the business management practice for performing and creative artists. While his predominant clientele have careers in screen, television, and live stage, the firm also represents established authors, photographers, painters and athletes. Additionally, he has developed an expertise in the representation of nonresident alien performing and creative artists. His firm represents over a dozen British artists including several nominees and winners of Academy and Tony Awards.
The financial media has often acknowledged Andy's expertise. Worth named Andy one of the nation's Best Financial Advisors for three consecutive years and Accounting Today included him as one of the Names to Know in Financial Planning each time this list of "influential practitioners" has been published since 1999. His advice has appeared in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily News, The Star Ledger, The Record, The Arizona Republic, Newsweek, Business Week, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Worth, Financial Planning, Dow Jones Investment Advisor and Accounting Today and he has been a featured guest on ABC, Fox, CNN, E!, and Bloomberg among others.
Andy served a three-year term on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants PFP Executive Committee and founded and chaired its PFS Subcommittee. He has also served on and chaired committees in the areas of entertainment, sports, and PFP for the state CPA societies of California, New Jersey and New York. Additionally, he is a founder and past President and past Vice-President of The All-Star Financial Group, LLC, a dynamic "think tank" and national organization for advanced CPA financial planners.
Andy co-authored of the Guide To Planning For Performing And Creative Artists published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and edited the AICPA course Tax Considerations For Professional Athletes And Entertainers. He also appeared in the AICPA video Education Funding. He assisted the AICPA in planning its Certificate of Educational Achievement program in PFP, as well as planning and lecturing at several of the Institute's annual PFP Technical Conferences and PFP Investment Conferences. Additionally, he has lectured throughout the country on the subjects of PFP and his specialty of representing performing and creative artists. He is proudest of having assisted the New York State Society of CPAs in developing their Task Force to provide pro bono assistance to victims of the September 11th disaster and of creating and developing, as well as serving as the chairman of, the Disaster Recovery Conference held in New York City February 4 and 5, 2002.