Integrity Never Goes Out of Style
Since our beginning, the Lear & Pannepacker, LLP team has understood the value of building solid, sustainable relationships with clients based on mutual trust. We have found a way 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.
Who We Are
As leading Princeton CPAs, we work every day to provide our clients the highest quality professional accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, and tax planning so their businesses, personal finances, or not-for-profit organizations can grow and succeed. We believe the best approach is both personalized and strategic – solving today’s tax planning challenges with modern solutions, while keeping our eye focused on meeting your long-term goals.
Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has a proud tradition which emphasizes quality over quantity. Our growth plan has been tempered by this standard, as we invest time and training to bring you a team of dedicated experts to better meet your entrepreneurial needs. However, from time to time we meet professionals in our industry who manage local practices using this same guiding principle, and we have been fortunate to add their collective experience and wisdom to our team.
The firm takes a true team approach, collaborating with other professional advisors, while maintaining a dedicated focus on accounting and tax needs, to ensure clients are achieving their personal and financial goals.
Eric Lear founded Lear & Pannepacker, LLP in 1984, opening the first office on Nassau Street in downtown Princeton. Eric’s goal was to establish a firm of accounting professionals that emphasized outstanding client service and community involvement and worked proactively to meet its clients’ financial and business planning needs.
Gary Pannepacker worked with Eric early in his public accounting career, joining the firm in 1988 as its tax partner. Eric and Gary developed a teamwork approach to meeting client needs and solving even the most complex financial challenges, offering a combination of strategic business planning and detailed implementation to a growing family of entrepreneurial clients.
Scot Pannepacker joined the firm in 1989, becoming partner in 1999. After the unexpected passing of Gary that same year, Scot helped carry on the tradition of excellence established by Eric and Gary.
Joanne Linda Waxman, PA
Hanlon, Buxton & Associates, LLP
Vizzini & Marcucci LLC
Semmel Management Consultants Inc.
Jay Lesser CPA, PC
Today, Lear & Pannepacker LLP is an established top-tier regional accounting firm, proudly serving Central and North New Jersey and the greater New York metropolitan area. Our local clients range from Long Island/New York City to Philadelphia with an emphasis on Princeton, Hamilton, West Windsor, Lawrenceville, Hopewell, Trenton, Brunswick area and the US Route One business corridor. In addition, we prepare tax returns for numerous clients living and working throughout the United States as well as assist US citizens abroad and foreign businesses doing business in the US.
Lear & Pannepacker, LLP continues to develop a reputation in the greater Princeton market as a boutique firm of accounting professionals, customizing professional services to meet the individual needs of clients. Unlike many other accounting firms, Lear & Pannepacker, LLP resisted diversification into insurance and investment products, preferring to emphasize high-quality, specialized accounting services.
With every passing decade since the founding of Lear & Pannepacker, LLP in 1984, our accounting team has seen the ways of doing business evolve and modernize. And yet, with the passing of each year, we become more and more convinced that the key to good business and lasting client relationships is still old-fashioned integrity.