Tax Partners

Michael M. Comstock, CPA - Tax Partner

  • Works with privately held businesses, large S corporations and high net worth individuals
  • Understands multi-state taxation issues and handles taxation continuing education
  • Client focus: not-for-profit organizations, private foundations, investment companies, service businesses and manufacturers

Joseph P. Nicola, Jr., JD, CPA, CVA - Tax Partner

  • Adjunct member of faculty at Duquesne University’s Master of Science in Taxation program
  • Published author of CPE/CLE texts and industry articles
  • Significant experience in ERISA and employee benefits, as well as representation before the Internal Revenue Service

Daria (Dee) D. Palaschak, CPA, MST - Tax Partner

  • Expertise includes tax research, planning, multi-state and gift tax matters
  • Client focus: individuals, partnerships, S corporations and trusts, high net worth individuals and their related entities
  • Member of Firm's Manufacturing/Distribution and Individuals/Trusts teams as well as Advisory Committee

William M. Richardson, CPA - Tax Partner

  • Client focus: corporations, partnerships, individuals, estates and trusts
  • Works with manufacturing, distribution, service, real estate, and emerging growth companies
  • Emphasis on tax planning, M&A, and business succession consulting

John J. Sieger, CPA - Tax Partner

  • Partner-in-Charge of tax services for trusts and of tax research resources
  • Client focus: federal and state taxation of trusts and their beneficiaries
  • Provides tax services for high net worth owners and executives of closely held businesses and their families


Assurance Services/Consulting Partners

Brian R. Kuczinski, CPA, CGMA

  • Specializes in providing assurance services to closely held and family owned businesses
  • Client focus: not-for-profit, manufacturing, software development, energy, emerging companies and private investment companies
  • Member of Firm's Not-for-profit, Energy, and Emerging Technologies teams and Wellness committee, actively involved with continuing education

Bradley P. Lusk, CPA - Managing Partner

  • Client focus: privately owned, middle market clients, private foundations, not-for-profit entities
  • Works with manufacturing, distribution, private equity, service businesses, real estate, emerging businesses
  • Provides ongoing consultation regarding various business, financial, and operational issues relative to internal control, cash management and forecasting, budgeting, operational review, and strategic planning

Robert P. Overbaugh, CPA, CVA - Consulting and Assurance Services Partner

  • Directs the Firm’s consulting services, including litigation and claims services, business and intangibles valuations, acquisitions and other consulting services
  • Responsible for many business advisory and investigative services engagements regarding business planning, profitability analyses, litigation and other disputes, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing, cash management, reorganizations, liquidations and other matters
  • Shares responsibility for the Firm’s field examination services which Sisterson provides to Asset Based Lenders

Mark Uebele, CPA - Assurance Services Partner

  • Leads Sisterson's Employee Benefit Plan team
  • Client focus: not-for-profit organizations, investment partnerships, employee benefit plans, manufacturing and service companies
  • Serves as instructor for in-house continuing professional education programs relating to accounting and auditing matters