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Accountants & Advisors for Entrepreneurial Minds

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The Difference Between Accounting & Advising

Entrepreneurs are people who turn ideas into action. They have a way of thinking that values self-reliance and strives for distinction through excellence. The kind of thinking that is the difference between business as usual and unusually good business. At Lear & Pannepacker, we think that way on behalf of our clients. That is because our approach is both personalized and strategic—it’s the difference between accounting and advising—solving today’s tax planning challenges with modern solutions, while keeping our eye focused on meeting your long-term goals. We are proud to provide the highest quality professional accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, and tax planning for businesses, personal finances, or not-for-profit organizations.

Client Satisfaction is Our Priority

For many years, Scot Pannepacker and the L&P team have been my trusted partners in handling personal tax matters. They have given me reliable and relevant advice and guidance across different businesses, locations and tax structures. I appreciate Scot's expertise and perspective on tax returns and tax/business issues. The whole team is very competent and easy to work with.
I’ve been a client of Lear & Pannepacker for more than 30 years. They are very professional and have always prepared my tax returns in an efficient and timely manner. As well, the staff are polite, make you feel welcome and that your satisfaction is a priority to them. I appreciate their expert guidance and prompt attention to all my tax service needs. Their new online services are very convenient and accommodating. I am a satisfied customer with confidence in their professional services and highly recommend Lear and Pannepacker as quality tax consultants.
I can not say enough about Lear & Pannepacker!!! Kind, amazing, understanding, respectful, top-notch, exceeding my expectations every time! I am impressed with their professionalism and service!
Excellent service! Very responsive to our needs. Very thorough as well!
Jay completed my tax returns quickly and accurately. They were filed early and I received my refunds quickly. Great job.
It is a pleasure to work with Lear & Pannepacker, LLP. This group of accounts are highly skilled a dedicated to making sure that all of your tax and financial business is in order. I would recommend them to anybody who is looking to have the highest level of expertise when dealing with more complex business and personal returns.
We have been working with Lear & Pannepacker, specifically Scot and Nathan for our accounting and tax needs for over two years`. Best decision ever. They are very professional, responsive, and know their stuff. Thank you Scot & Nate!
Very competent, professional and responsive! Advice has been superb
Scot and his team are professional, timely, knowledgeable and thorough. We have used them for ,years and will continue to do so.
Everything went smoothly with paying my taxes. I appreciated the personal service of receiving a call to remind me that I was missing a signature of one of my documents. All the reminders were great.
I have been using them for over 30 years. Excellent and efficient service. They are the best, will never use anyone else.
Eric Lear started as my accountant, but has grown to become a dear friend and trusted advisor. This firm is top notch. The team is hardworking and easy to work with! Can't say enough about them and easy to give my strongest recommendation!
Professionalism, communication, timeliness, and accuracy are attributes I would apply to this accounting firm.
I have been a client for over 10 years and find Lear & Pennepacker a most professional and user friendly firm. Accountants and staff are professional and a pleasure to work with.
Very responsive service and easy to work with.
Worked with Mike Arron for >5 years and their team is great
Always very helpful with quick responses to any questions we have. Highly recommend this company.
Great company, I've been working with them for years and they were able to find things my old accountant couldn't. Highly recommend.
Outstanding Accounting Firm! Very organized and thorough!! I highly recommend!!
Lear & Pennepacker, LLP is a top professional. Have been with them for 15 years. Helped us with all tax related work. Not just Federal and state. As well with local and state programs related to taxes. As a small Invester and retired, never an IRS problem.
Lear & Pannepacker, LLP is a top-notch accounting. Their expertise and dedication to clients make them a trusted legal partner. I trust no other firm to do my taxes. The care and attention to detail give me peace of mind!
Lear and Pannepacker has been providing tax and financial advisory services for our family and our business for over 20 years. The service has been consistently excellent and the advice invaluable. I would recommend them wholeheartedly.
Responsive, accurate, easy to work with.
Professional, personalized support. Extremely reliable, timely, helpful, and accessible.
Laura Pronesti, and team are so helpful, responsive, and direct. For all the moving parts and complexity of business taxes, we are happy to have them support us as a small business.
Professional and do exceptional work.
My experience has been very positive. My accountant Jay Lesser is most professional and responsive as is all the staff that I have come in contact with.
We have been working with Lear and Pannepacker for five years.Their work is all the time correct, helpful punctual and cordial.In these years our tax return never was stressful Ivan Lendvai
I have done everything from business returns to personal with Lear & Pannepacker. I very much appreciate their work. They are prudent, rapid, and quite accurate. Would 100% recommend.
I am a new client with L&P starting with tax year 2023. So far I like our communications from our first call to the engagement letter I just signed.They were recommended by an attorney and by my friend's financial advisor's firm and I feel confidant in starting this relationship.
Lear&Pannepacker has been our family’s trusted accounting /rax firm advisor for decades. They have been with us ably supporting through a small business audit (nightmare) and tax reporting, year after year. We are extremely confident that our main advisor, Dennis Kilfeather, and his team will give us proactive advice and help us maximize results/ minimize hassles dealing with annual tax filing. I recommend you contact this company if you are in search of a new financial advisor firm.
Lear & Pannepacker accountants have taken care of my yearly taxes, my business taxes and my estate tax issues for decades. In all these areas they have been reliable, knowledgeable and professional. Thanks especially to Nate Semmel and Taras.
Outstanding Accounting Firm providing excellent service and knowledge of various accounting issues.
Nate Semmel at Lear & Pannepacker, and his father before him, have prepared my tax returns for over forty years. As my business became more profitable and my income grew, Nate has provided consultation, continuity, and expert CPA oversight . He is extremely smart, always up to date on regulatory changes, and totally focused on customer service at all times. A trusted, consummate professional, I highly recommend him.
Scot Pannepacker has been my tax advisor for the past 15+ years. He is one of the few advisors I have met in the US who has insights, or seeks insights, for non-citizen residents to comply with US and overseas tax regulation. warmly recommended!
I have worked with L P for decades. My experience has been very positive. The accountants (in particular, Pavan Rajput) have always been enthusiastic, confidence inspiring, and efficient.
I could not have been happier with the job they did for me!I engaged my 'attorney' 9 months prior because of some issues with filing for my father's estate and he only did 7 hours work on my case. Lear and Pannepacker cleared up not only my initial filings for my father's estate (Thanks, Nick!), but I hired them to also complete the closing of estate forms for the State and Federal (Thanks, Christine). I have made it known to most people I that I have had contact with since, if they ever need an accountant, go to these people. Prompt, courteous, thorough and honest. KUDOS!
Lear & Pannepacker has been a critical partner for my business, strategically working with us from a small start up to a $15M+ revenue company annually. They are professional, responsive and on the front lines of regulatory tax requirements as new changes impact overall revenue.
My Lear & Pannepacker representative has been excellent, reliable, informative, and professional.

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Our Services

Audit & Assurance

In-depth analysis of your financial statements, internal controls, and business strategies to help minimize risk and maximize growth.


Bookkeeping &

Flexible full-charge bookkeeping to maintain accurate, up-to-date financial records for you and your business.


Business Advisory

Personalized support for your business, allowing you to maximize efficiency and reach your goals.


CFO Support

Technical accounting assistance and support to keep your firm’s finance department running smoothly.


Employee Benefit
Plan Audits

A quality employee benefit plan audit goes deeper than the numbers and investigates the operations and controls of your plan and its compliance with regulatory requirements.


Entrepreneurship &

Grow your startup into a thriving business with the help of our accounting and business advisory experts.


Estates & Trusts

Estate planning is a critical component to managing your assets during your lifetime and providing financial security for your family in the future.


Financial & Retirement

Prepare for your future with a personalized plan to suit your unique financial situation.


Forensic, Litigation,
Matrimonial Support

Valuable investigative analysis and support in forensic accounting, matrimonial services, and litigation.



The modern business world has companies both large and small expanding their geographic footprint and doing business both nationally and internationally.



Fundraising, governance, compensation, lobbying, employment taxes, and auditing services to keep your organization running smoothly.


Tax Services

Stay compliant on your individual and business taxes, minimize tax liability, reconcile IRS notices and state tax audits, and utilize our tax planning services.



We Treat Our Clients Like Family

Since our start, the Lear & Pannepacker, LLP team has understood the value of building solid, sustainable relationships with clients based on mutual trust. We pride ourselves on our ability to combine the ethics and objectivity inherent in accounting firms with the creativity and tech-savvy know-how demanded by today’s top clients; providing modern solutions to modern problems with old-fashioned integrity.

“Our extended family has used Lear and Pannepacker for accounting and tax services for about two decades. They have helped us in a wide variety of matters from personal taxes, trusts, family partnerships, small corporations, and even foundation matters. They have always been responsive, helpful, thoughtful, and fun to work with.”
President, International Research Firm
Princeton, NJ
“I am a small business person, and Lear & Pannepacker, LLP is my CFO and financial advisor. Eric Lear has consulted for me on both my personal and business finances for over ten years. Lear & Pannepacker, LLP professionals are extremely responsive, analytical, and experienced. They provide peace of mind by competently handling your finances, allowing you to concentrate on expanding your business, it’s a perfect partnership.”
Partner, Public Affairs Company
Hamilton, NJ
“Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has represented me and my firm for a number of years. Eric, Scot and all of the employees of Lear & Pannepacker, LLP have always provided excellent accounting services in a prompt and professional manner.”
Partner, Legal Services Firm
Newtown, PA

An innovative accounting and advisory firm committed to a culture of multi-generational collaboration.