Our Staff

Partners


Jeffrey M. Popper, CPA is a cum laude graduate from the University of Pennyslvania's Wharton School of Business where he obtained a BS in Economics with a major in Accounting in 1983. He has been advising companies and high net worth individuals in the Tri-State area for more than 20 years. Jeff began his career at Touche Ross & Company in Boston, MA, where he attained the level of manager before leaving to join Popper & Company LLP in 1988.

 For his individual and family clients, Jeff is intimately involved in tax planning for his high net worth individuals, advising on both year end planning as well as transaction based planning in addition to providing counseling on estate, retirement and financial planning matters.  Jeff has a working knowledge of investment asset allocation strategy and works closely with many of his clients' investment advisors to ensure that there is a coordinated, tax efficient approach to the investment strategy.

Jeff's business and charitable affiliations include:
 
- Amercan Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Stamford, CT
- Treasurer, Lake Club, Inc.
- Former treasurer of the New Canaan Soccer Association
- Member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity

 

James A. Popper, CPA received a BA and an MBA from New York University. He has over 55 years of experience in public accounting and has been a partner in the firm for over 45 years. He specializes in advising closely held businesses and high net worth individuals regarding all aspects of their personal and business matters, including financial planning and taxes.

Jim's business affiliations include:

- Amercan Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Former president and treasurer of the Twin Lakes Swim and Tennis Club
- Member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity

Management Staff


Raymond W. Kong, CPA, MST is the Director of Tax at Popper & Company LLP with over twenty years experience in the field of taxation.  His background includes tax compliance and tax consulting for C corporations, S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies in various industries (i.e., manufacturing, real estate, retail, wholesale, etc.) as well as high net worth individuals, trusts and tax exempt organizations.  Raymond received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Finance and Management Information Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Master of Science degree in Taxation from the City University of New York’s Bernard M. Baruch College.  Raymond is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Neal E. Mintz, CPA is an Accounting Manager at Popper & Company LLP with over 25 years of experience in public accounting providing diverse tax and assurance services.  He joined Popper & Company in 1996. Neal has extensive experience in all areas of audit, accounting, tax engagements, and business consulting for closely held businesses and high net-worth individuals.  He is dedicated to helping  small to medium sized businesses achieve success by providing them practical and sound tax and financial services and advice. Neal’s experience covers the following industries:  IT consultants, real estate, law firms, consultants, investment advisors, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, not for profit, franchisees, hotel, doctors, and veterinarians. Neal has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Long Island University’s C.W. Post School of Professional Accountancy and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Howard M. Karr is an Accounting Manager at Popper & Company LLP with over 25 years of public accounting experience in providing personalized financial and tax services for small to medium sized businesses and for high net-worth individuals.  He joined Popper & Company in 1986.   Howard has diversified experience in accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services for privately held companies and high net-worth individuals. He believes that working closely with clients provides us many opportunities to understand their companies more completely and to recognize opportunities to improve and grow their business. This also allows us to provide effective financial and tax advice to our clients.   Howard’s clients are from a broad range of industries including healthcare, law firms, temporary and permanent staffing, professional services, entertainment, hotels, restaurants, consultants, investment advisors and partnerships, real estate, retailers and not-for-profit organizations. Howard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the School of Management at Binghamton University of New York.