Edward Mendlowitz is a certified public accountant and a partner with WithumSmith+Brown located in New Brunswick, NJ. He is the author of eighteen professional books, and the editor of four others. Mr. Mendlowitz has written hundreds of business and financial articles and has been quoted in almost every major newspaper in the United States, and is on the panel of experts for Bottom Line/Personal newsletter. He has taught in the MBA program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has accredited him in business valuation, certified him in financial forensics and as a personal financial specialist, and presented him with the Lawler Award for the best article in the 2001 Journal of Accountancy.