Melvin F. Lazar

P: 212.736.0954

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New York City Office
The Empire State Building
350 5th Ave., 68th Floor
New York, NY 10118-0110
P: 212.736.1900
F: 212.629.3219

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  • Certified Public Accountant, New York

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Committee on Cooperation with Financial Media
  • Committee on Cooperation with Stock Exchanges and Investment Bankers


  • BBA, The City College of New York

Associations and Community Involvement

  • Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE), board and chair of audit committee
  • Active Media Services, Inc., board and chair of audit committee
Melvin was a founding partner of Lazar, Levine & Felix LLP, a firm that merged its practice with ParenteBeard in 2009. He specializes in both litigation services and assisting companies with acquisition and sales activities. Melvin has assisted companies with funding requirements including venture, equity and debt financing. For more than 30 years, he has provided service to public and closely held companies in an array of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, food processing, real estate, engineering, construction, professional service firms, retail and computer software development companies. He also has served as a lecturer on the topic of business valuations for closely held businesses.Melvin has completed the Principals of Business Valuations (BV 201) (BV 202) (BV 203) and (BV 204) - Parts One through Four Courses of the American Society of Appraisers, and previously received his accreditation in Business Valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.