Partners & Principals


Our partners and principals stand out for their distinguished experience and expertise. With over 400 years of experience combined, our partners and principals have the ability to assist their clients with all of their accounting and tax needs. To learn more about WABC’s partners and principals, click on their photos below to read their bios.

Andy Garrett, CPA

Managing Partner

Andy Garrett started his career as an intern at WABC. He became a partner in 2002 and now Managing Partner in 2015.  With over 25 years in the profession, Andy is recognized as a leader in accounting, tax work and consulting for the transportation industry.  His expertise also extends to manufacturing, construction and HUD clients.  In his free time, he enjoys watching and playing all types of sports. He loves being at the beach, and he especially loves spending time with his wife and son.

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Andy Garrett, CPA

Andy Garrett, CPA

Managing Partner

Allan Sanders, CPA

Partner

Allan heads WABC’s retirement audit and consulting practice and is an expert in employee benefit plans, including 401(k) and employee stock ownership plans (ESOP).   A national speaker on topics of interest in healthcare, retirement and startup businesses, Allan also has specific expertise in medical practices, not-for-profit entities and the hospitality and trucking industries.  A CPA for more than 20 years, Allan is a proponent of careers in accounting, frequently speaking with high school and college students about the profession.  He runs the WABC intern program.

A sports enthusiast, Allan is a member of the Baltimore Orioles Designated Hitters’ Club and spends much of his free time coaching baseball and playing golf.

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Allan Sanders, CPA

Allan Sanders, CPA

Partner

Carl Baylin, CPA

Partner

Carl Baylin has been in accounting for 40 years – more than 30 of them with WABC.  He is experienced in complicated real estate and partnership tax issues and specializes in tax, real estate, finance, business planning, mergers and acquisitions and retirement planning.  Carl is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

A graduate of the University of Baltimore, Carl is an active member of his community and the treasurer of United Support Against Multiple Sclerosis, an all-volunteer organization that provides educational and recreational services to Marylanders with MS.

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Carl Baylin, CPA

Carl Baylin, CPA

Partner

Michele Tremblay, CPA, MST, AEP

Partner

As director of WABC’s tax department, Michele specializes in business consulting, tax reduction strategies and estate planning.  She is an expert in working with businesses and their owners to implement  comprehensive planning, tactics to minimize taxes while achieving goals.  Michele has a Masters of Science in Taxation from the University of Baltimore and is a member of that institution’s Accounting Advisory Board.  She is an accredited estate planner and past president of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council and a member of the National Association of Women’s Business Owners.

Michele has spent her entire 25-year accounting career with WABC, a decision she attributes to the unique level of care the firm shows to its clients and staff.  In her free time, Michele is dedicated to her children's activities and her community.  When not at T-ball or soccer, she often can be found building sand castles on the beach.

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Michele Tremblay, CPA, MST,  AEP

Michele Tremblay, CPA, MST, AEP

Partner

Ezra Kronglas, CPA

Principal

Ezra has been advising businesses and individuals for over 30 years, helping them make financial decisions, devise tax saving strategies and implement accounting procedures. Ezra works closely with his clients, developing relationships that allow them to benefit from his knowledge and expertise. Ezra has been a partner in a local CPA firm for over 25 years before merging practices with Weil, Akman, Baylin & Coleman, P.A. Ezra holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Loyola College (Suma Cum Laude), a master's degree in taxation from the University of Baltimore and a Masters of Talmudic Law from Ner Israel. Ezra is a member of the boards of local charitable organizations and devotes much time to his synagogue as well as to his growing family.

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Ezra Kronglas, CPA

Ezra Kronglas, CPA

Principal

Harold Rothman, CPA

Principal

Harold Rothman is a graduate of Loyola University with a degree in accounting. He has practiced as a CPA since 1967 and is now a Principal at WABC. His interests are golf and travel. He has been active in various charitable organizations and is presently the President of Piney Branch Golf Club. Harold is married and has two daughters and three granddaughters.

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Harold Rothman, CPA

Harold Rothman, CPA

Principal

Ira Meier, CPA

Principal

Ira has been in the accounting field since 1971. He first attended the University of Maryland before leaving for National Guard Duty. He would finish his degree in 1973 at the University of Baltimore. Ira is a member of the AICPA and MACPA in addition to being a former member of the Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP Committee). He is also a former managing partner of Damie, Rothman, Meier and Kronglas, PA. Ira provides business and consulting services to various retail and service businesses and their owners. Ira has been married for 41 years and enjoys spending time with his three children and seven grandchildren.

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Ira Meier, CPA

Ira Meier, CPA

Principal

Jeff Coleman, JD, CPA/ABV, CVA

Principal

A long-time resident of the Baltimore area, Jeff received his BA in accounting from Loyola College of Maryland in 1972.  Jeff also earned his law degree from University of Baltimore and is uniquely qualified to provide litigation support and expert testimony. He is a member of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council. Jeff’s colleagues, clients and family also know him as a world-traveler and devoted husband, father of three sons, and grandfather.  After nearly 40 years of professional experience, Jeff still feels the same love for his profession as when he took his first accounting class in high school.

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Jeff Coleman, JD, CPA/ABV, CVA

Jeff Coleman, JD, CPA/ABV, CVA

Principal

Jim Kehl, CPA, MST

Principal

Mr. Kehl has over thirty-eight (38) years of experience with Big Eight, Regional and local CPA firms and has focused primarily on taxation. Mr. Kehl also has extensive experience with financial statements, audits, review and compilations. He has managed agreed-upon procedure and cost certification audits that, among other things, have involved computing the eligible basis of low-income housing projects. He also has experience with projects that have owned certified historic structures and claimed the qualified rehabilitation credit.

At WABC, Mr. Kehl is in charge of accounts that consist of high net-worth individuals, low-income housing partnerships, investment advisory partnerships and clients in a variety of other industries. He has also been in charge of audits and tax consulting and compliance for Code Sec. 42 low-income housing projects located throughout the United States.

Mr. Kehl loves to write and is the author of The Practical Guide to Code Sec. 199 and the Code Sec. 199 Tax Planning & Compliance Manual. He has also authored articles on partnership income tax topics that have appeared in The Journal of Passthrough Entities, Taxes-The Tax Magazine, Tax Strategies and BNA’s Daily tax Report. Mr. Kehl is one of the contributing authors to the recently published treatise by CCH entitled Federal Taxation of Partnerships & Partners. He graduated with an accounting degree from Loyola University of Baltimore and received a Masters of Science in taxation from the University of Baltimore.

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Jim Kehl, CPA, MST

Jim Kehl, CPA, MST

Principal

Mary E. Gregory, CPA

Principal

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Mary E. Hall has thirty years' experience in public accounting with concentrations in tax, business accounting, business management consulting and financial planning services. She has extensive professional involvement in complex taxation for individuals and small- and medium-sized businesses including consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Mary was the tax partner at a local firm for twenty-five years before merging her practice with WABC. An investment adviser representative as well as a Certified Public Accountant, Mary obtained her bachelor's degree in accounting from Loyola College in 1984, Summa Cum Laude. Her interests outside of work include playing golf, playing and watching tennis and spoiling her new granddaughter. She has five wonderful sisters and no brothers.

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Mary E. Gregory, CPA

Mary E. Gregory, CPA

Principal

Nicole Yost, CPA

Principal

Nicole joined WABC as an intern in 2001. After graduating from Western Maryland College, cum laude (currently known as McDaniel College) in 2002, she continued her accounting career with our firm.  Nicole works in our accounting and auditing department and has comprehensive tax knowledge to provide well-rounded services to our clients. She performs financial statement audits, reviews and compilations and provides business and tax consulting services to our business and individual clients. Her areas of expertise include construction, trucking, manufacturing and retirement plan audits.  When not in the office or at a clients, Nicole can be found on the playground with her daughter and husband or on the trails training for her next half marathon.

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Nicole Yost, CPA

Nicole Yost, CPA

Principal

J. Richard Block, CPA

Principal

J. Richard Block has been representing law firms for over 20 years.  He is a frequent lecturer to the Maryland State Bar Association's members on "How to Start a Law Practice" and "How to Make Law Firms More Profitable."  In addition to his experience in accounting for law firms and litigation support, Richard has industry-specific expertise in construction, real estate and medical practice.

An undergraduate at the University of Maryland with a certificate of accounting from the University of Baltimore, Richard is active in civic affairs.  He is on the Advisor Council of the Baltimore Community Foundation; served as president of the Baltimore Jobs and Energy Project, an urban revitalization and job creation effort; and was a board member of the Village Learning Place in Baltimore.

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J. Richard Block, CPA

J. Richard Block, CPA

Principal

Stephen I. Freiman, CPA

Principal

Stephen I. Freiman has almost 40 years experience as a CPA with a concentration in tax and business consultation. For 15 years Stephen was the president of Freiman, Levin, Feldman &amp; Pollack, P.A. He has since merged his practice and is now a principal with Weil, Akman, Baylin &amp; Coleman, P.A. Stephen is not your typical CPA. He spends a great deal of his day attempting to help his clients and contacts to create additional income by networking them with competent professionals. He spends time with his clients planning during the year. Planning usually results in tax saving ideas that must be accomplished before December 31st. Also, he offers his clients a vast amount of insight to improve their business and increase their profits and ideas. Stephen constantly attempts to quarterback the professional team that works with his clients. He brings together his experience to meeting with an attorney and insurance consultants. He constantly refers clients to others in his professional network. He creates business opportunities. He is very proud of the fact that during 2013 through his vast network of contacts, he was able to find employment positions for four individuals.

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Stephen I. Freiman, CPA

Stephen I. Freiman, CPA

Principal