Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, LLP


Serving Municipalities, Boards of Education,
Authorities & Other Governmental
Non-Profit Entities

Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, LLP presently serves over 150 governmental agencies, including municipalities, school districts, authorities, redevelopment agencies, not for profit corporations and other governmental entities.. Clients are located in throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Union, and Warren Counties.

The firm has extensive experience in providing services in the following areas:

   Computation of rebatable arbitrage in accordance with IRS regulations.

    Assistance in annual budget preparation and projection

   Provides governmental entities services in developing accounting policies and procedures, including the implementation of GASB 34 and the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

   Provides expert testimony before regulatory agencies.

    Assistance with fact finding for labor negotiations, including the providing of expert testimony

    Preparation of feasibility studies for the creation of independent authorities and agencies for the purposes of redevelopment, parking, sanitary sewer and solid waste services.

    Cost benefit studies, including privatization of government services

    Sewer, water and garbage user fee studies

    Municipal fiscal recovery plans

    Financial consulting for the creation and dissolution of municipal utility authorities.

    Feasibility studies in connection with interlocal services agreements.

    Review and evaluation of  financial terms of complex financial contracts regarding services between the public and private sector.

    Assist in the negotiations with redevelopment projects with respect to the financial terms and conditions between the developer and the governmental entity.

    Develop a financial model comparing alternatives between ad valorem taxation  and payments in lieu of taxes.

17-17 ROUTE 208 FAIR LAWN NJ 07410 (201) 791-7100  FAX (201) 791-3035 dlerch@lvhcpa.com