Our People

Leon Leon J Dutkiewicz
Managing Partner
Tel: +1 856 347 2937
Email: ljd@ukustax.com

Leon is a certified public accountant specializing in all aspects of international business and tax planning for businesses with operations in multiple countries and US citizens resident abroad. His extensive international experience with manufacturers, professional services firms and real estate businesses includes structuring global acquisitions/divestitures, analyzing income tax treaty benefits, assisting with transfer pricing documentation and managing multi-state tax issues and compliance services. In addition, Leon provides personal tax planning and compliance services for the owners and employees of international entities.

With more than 20 years experience, he is frequently called upon to speak for professional organizations and has authored articles on various tax-related topics.

Stuart Stuart E Horwich
Partner
Tel: +44 (0) 207 092 6831
Email: seh@ukustax.com

Stuart is a US lawyer who has spent his career specializing in international tax issues. He has worked for the Department of Justice, the SEC, and he opened the London law office for a US law firm. Stuart’s client base includes banks, multinational companies and privately held businesses operating in the United States and abroad. As an expatriate himself, Stuart fully understands the US and many foreign tax issues associated with living abroad. In addition, he assists US citizens living in the UK and Europe to minimize their overall worldwide tax liability.

Stuart is also the founder of The Anglo-American Charitable Foundation Ltd, a charity registered in both the US and UK. A dual citizen of the US and the UK, Stuart has lived in Europe for over 20 years.

Meliss Melissa Genovese
Tax Manager
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 108
Email: mgenovese@ukustax.com

Melissa’s focus is on reviewing all required tax filings for clients at the Federal, State, and local level, and reviewing and preparing corporate and individual streamlined returns. In addition, she has helped to introduce and implement technical tax procedures on a firm-wide basis. Melissa brings over ten years of experience to the firm with full understanding of client service for small to midsize businesses. Her diverse background gives her the ability to analyze client situations from both tax and accounting perspectives which is an asset to the team. Melissa is a certified public accountant with a broad range of experience in both the tax and accounting worlds. She graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and earned her Master’s degree in Taxation summa cum laude from Philadelphia University.

Larry Schwegel Larry Schwegel
Tax Manager
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 131
Email: lschwegel@ukustax.com

Larry performs special consulting projects for publicly-held companies and venture capital firms. He also represents and negotiates on behalf of his clients, as needed, in examination proceedings before federal, state, and local taxing authorities. His broad range of tax work includes US domestic and international strategic tax planning, research and compliance, ASC 740 and FIN 48 review and planning, and advising clients about complex business decisions. Larry has over 25 years of tax experience in large regional and national public accounting firms working with clients in the areas of real estate, law, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, software development and equipment leasing. In addition, he has extensive experience with closely-held businesses and related individual high-level tax planning. Larry Schwegel is a certified public accountant with a Master’s degree in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law.

Kelley Kohl Kelley Kohl
Manager
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 121
Email: kkohl@ukustax.com

Kelley prepares and reviews a multitude of income tax returns for individuals and companies residing both in the US and abroad, including streamlined returns. She also assists clients with their external financial statement reporting. She has over 25 years of experience in providing accounting, audit and tax services to middle market closely held businesses in a wide area of industries. Clients served include manufacturers, wholesale distributors, transportation and logistics, professional services and broker-dealer businesses ranging in size from under $1,000,000 to over $100,000,000 in revenue. Her diverse background gives her the ability to analyze both accounting and tax perspectives. Her areas of expertise include financial reporting, tax planning and preparation of personal and business multi-state tax returns. Kelley is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting.

Josette Traversa Josette Traversa
Tax Manager
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 117
Email: jtraversa@ukustax.com

Josette is an experienced accounting professional with a wide array of knowledge and expertise providing expert advice in the areas of domestic and international tax preparation, and auditing to individual and corporate clients. Josette serves our clients in tax planning, preparation and review of individual tax returns; specializing in servicing our high net worth individuals residing in the US and abroad. She has worked for private corporations, a not-for-profit organization, mid-size public accounting firms and she has owned her own tax preparation business. Josette is a certified public accountant with over 15 years of experience. A graduate of Rider University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting.

Mary Mary Manieri
Senior Manager – Accounting
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension: 104
Email: mmanieri@ukustax.com

Mary assists our clients with their accounting and financial statement reporting needs. She also works with our tax team on special consulting projects for both domestic and international clients. She is an accountant with over 25 years of experience in accounting, audit and tax. She has worked both in public accounting and private industry. Her experience in the private sector was in the manufacturing and real estate industries. She brings to our firm knowledge as a manager in manufacturing and real estate in the private sector and serves as Senior Manager in our accounting department. Mary graduated from Rutgers University School of Business with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting.

Ray Raymond Kingett
Tax Senior
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 114
Email: rkingett@ukustax.com

Ray is currently involved with the preparation of tax returns for domestic and international clients.  He also assists these clients with consolidated accounting and financial statement preparation.  Ray’s experience includes over 15 years in tax planning, preparation and accounting for Federal and Multi-State tax returns for individuals, private mid-size and large public companies with domestic and foreign operations.  Prior to joining the firm, Ray has worked with high net worth individuals, corporate and pass through entities in the manufacturing, insurance and real estate industries. Ray has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University.

John Rushworth John Rushworth
Senior Tax Accountant
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 129
Email: jrushworth@ukustax.com

John prepares and reviews tax returns, while also corresponding with the firm’s clients. He has more than eight years’ experience with federal and multi-state corporate, partnership, individual and foreign income tax returns. He has supervised staff and interns and has excellent tax accounting, technical and analytical skills, as well as proficiency with various tax and accounting software. John has extensive experience with individuals and entities involved with real estate businesses, as well as experience in the acquisition, operation and disposition of real estate investments in a tax efficient manner, having handled income tax returns that deal with real estate rentals and acquisitions. He is currently pursuing his CPA licensure in New Jersey and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University.

Karen Tortella Karen Tortella
Tax Senior
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 122
Email: ktortella@ukustax.com

As a Tax Senior, Karen prepares tax returns (individual, corporate, partnership, trust), has bookkeeping responsibilities, and engages in client communications. She has many years of experience in public accounting where she prepared tax returns and performed financial statement audits and reviews for private companies as a controller. Karen has a Bachelor’s of Science degree with a specialization in Accounting from Rowan University.

Kathleen Zelinka Kathleen Zelinka
Tax Senior
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 107
Email: kzelinka@ukustax.com

Kathleen currently prepares returns for our international individual and corporate clients. Due to the diversity of our office locations, Kathleen was able to experience life abroad while working in the London office, assisting with client service as well as helping to ensure policies and procedures were implemented at a firm-wide level.  Kathleen’s prior experience includes work in public accounting, not-for-profit accounting, and internal auditing.  Her tax experience includes preparation of individuals, partnerships, and corporate returns. Kathleen graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance.

Joshua Rodriguez
Tax Senior
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 126
Email: jrodriguez@ukustax.com

Joshua brings to the team an analytical and diverse background in corporate taxation and prepares tax returns for our international clients. Joshua’s prior experience includes private and public accounting, with a focus in International taxation encompassing individual, partnership, and corporate returns.  Joshua graduated from Rowan University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting.

Karly Akin Karly Akin
Junior Accountant
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 110
Email: kakin@ukustax.com

As a Junior Accountant, Karly is primarily responsible for the preparation of U.S. tax returns for a variety of individuals and entities. In addition, she is responsible for assisting clients with both domestic and foreign offshore streamline reporting. She also participates in recruitment and networking events on behalf of the firm. Karly has previous experience in both Taxation and Audit, with a focus in Individual Taxation. Karly graduated Cum Laude from Rowan University with dual Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance. She is currently pursuing her CPA licensure in New Jersey.

Karina Kurta
Junior Accountant
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 133
Email: kkurta@ukustax.com

Karina is involved with the preparation of individual income tax returns with foreign issues. She has volunteered her time helping prepare tax returns for individuals and low income families for the past 4 years. Karina is a graduate of Rowan University where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and Finance.

Nadia Malik Nadia Malik
Staff Accountant
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 127
Email: nmalik@ukustax.com

Nadia is currently responsible for the internal accounting for several entities within our Global Company, client CWAs, and is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. Her background includes working in public accounting, as well as corporate management in the Healthcare Industry. Nadia Malik graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting.

Patty Patricia Drozd
Operations Supervisor
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 112
Email: pdrozd@ukustax.com

Patty manages the following for our clients residing both in the US and abroad: IRS and State Tax Notices and Abatements, Reporting of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts and US compliance services. She also manages newly implemented document and project management software tools for our firm. Patty is an Information Technology Professional with 30 years of experience in systems analysis, project management and relationship management. Her experience includes 20+ years with a Fortune 500 Consumer Packaged Goods Company where she managed software projects for finance, legal, marketing, research & development and sales functions. She brings to our firm knowledge of budget management, financial analysis and the ability to work seamlessly across business functions. Patty received both her Bachelor’s of Science degree and her MBA from Rutgers University.

Brandy Brandy Thompson
Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 101
Email: bt@ukustax.com

Brandy has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Temple University and graduated with her MBA from University of Phoenix in 2006. Her background includes Commercial Asset & Property Management in the private real estate sector as well as ten plus years of experience in Corporate Administration. Working for a global Real Estate firm Brandy performed research and analysis for investor statements focusing on the investor’s ROI and prepared investor executive summaries for accounting and building operations. Brandy is one of our client and real estate liaisons.

Michelle Massimi Michelle Massimi
Office Manager/Executive Assistant
Tel: +1 856 347 2937 Extension 123
Email: mmassimi@ukustax.com

Michelle is currently responsible for handling human resource related issues, including payroll, benefits, policies and procedures. She oversees the company’s billing system and is part of the executive management team working on special projects. Michelle’s experience includes 20+ years in human resources/training/bookkeeping/office management and administration. Prior to joining the firm, Michelle was the office manager for a non-profit organization based in Northern New Jersey. She has also served as president/officer for multiple local non-profit organizations. Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Temple University.

Christina Enever Christina Enever
Executive Assistant to Stuart Horwich
Tel: +44 (0) 207 092 6831
Email: cenever@ukustax.com

Christina has over 10 years of office management experience, previously in a corporate finance firm based in the City of London.  She is currently responsible for the day to day effective operation of our UK office and also provides executive assistance to Stuart Horwich. Christina graduated from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand with a Bachelor’s of Arts in both Criminology and Education.