Karpinski, Berry, Adler & Company, PLC

Certified Public Accountants and Consultants

Phoenix, Arizona

Member "Business Advisory Services" Organization



About Us

Dick Karpinski


Managing Partner

e-mail: rck@phxcpa.net

With experience in public accounting since 1968 at both the local and national level, Dick Karpinski's expertise covers a wide range of tax and accounting services.  He has advised clients concerning audits of  multinational corporations; corporate, trust and individual tax return preparation; estate planning; business planning and forecasting; projections for public offerings;  employee search and hiring and consulting with closely held businesses on day-to-day operations.  His specialty is providing small businesses with the specific services needed to manage and control their operations.

Dick graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in accounting in 1968. Subsequently he was employed with the International firm of Coopers and Lybrand through 1978, at which time he acquired a local Phoenix CPA practice.

Dick Karpinski



e-mail: RBB@phxcpa.net

Russell has been involved in the field of public accounting since 1971 working for firms in Los Angeles, California, Austin, Texas and Scottsdale, Arizona. His experience extends over several areas of accounting, including audits, reviews and compiled financial statements, as well as individual income tax returns, trusts, corporations, partnerships, retirements plans, estates, trusts and not-for-profit entities. In 1985, Russell opened his own full service accounting firm, specializing in small business accounting. He is knowledgeable in the operations of numerous types of businesses. Russell has highly developed skills in financial management, expertise in pension plans and extensive experience in staff supervision, training and motivation. In January 2012, Russell merged with Karpinski and Company at which time they formed the firm of Karpinski, Berry, Adler & Company, PLC. This merger will allow him to enhance his already successful career and afford him additional resources to better assist his clients.

Russell received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree from Arizona State University in 1971. He is currently certified as a CPA in both Arizona and California

Mitch Adler

Mitchell R. Adler, CPA


e-mail: mra@phxcpa.net

Certified Public Accountant with a Masters in Taxation, Mitch has over 35 years of private industry and public accounting experience. Areas of expertise include individual, corporate, partnership and estate and trust tax planning and preparation. His specialties also include business consulting, succession planning and income tax audit representation.

Mitch joined a large local firm, Schwartz, Cohen and Company PC as a partner in 1986 and his firm merged with American Express Tax and Financial Services in 1997. After ten years as a Managing Director, Mitch left to start his own firm. In November 2013, Mitch merged his firm with Karpinski, Berry & Company to form the firm of Karpinski, Berry, Adler & Company, PLC.

Mitch received his B.S. in Accounting from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York and his Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He is a long-term member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ( AICPA) and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants ( ASCPA).

Michael Houlihan



e-mail: mrh@phxcpa.net

Mike's experience in public accounting begin in 1976 providing accounting services for small businesses in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  He obtained a license as an IRS Enrolled Agent, passing a rigorous examination on income tax law in 1978 and obtained his Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1995.  Mike has a vast knowledge of small business accounting, financial reporting, income taxation and representation of business clients in tax audits.

Mike graduated from Lakeland College with a B. S. in accounting and business administration and also holds an associate degree in accounting from Waukesha Technical College.

Jason Bernstein

Jason I Bernstein, CPA


e-mail: jason@phxcpa.net

Jason has over 18 years of experience providing tax preparation, planning, accounting and other compliance related services to small to mid-sized businesses. Jason graduated from Ramapo College of NJ with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in May 1998. Jason is currently certified as a CPA in both Arizona and New York.

Jason started out with a small firm in Ridgewood, NJ before moving out to Arizona in 2001. He then spent the next 14 years with American Express Tax & Business Services, which then got purchased by RSM McGladrey, LLP. While there, he “moved up the corporate ladder” from senior tax staff to senior tax director. His primary focus was on healthcare and other professional related industries. Jason joined Karpinski, Berry, Adler & Company, PLC in November 2015

Carol Isacson


Office Manager

e-mail: carol@phxcpa.net

Carol has been an office administrator in the accounting industry in excess of 25 years.  She began her career in the Chicago Metropolitan Area and after relocating to Scottsdale, Arizona and a short hiatus she resumed her career at Karpinski, Berry, Adler & Company, PLC in October 2006.  Carol's responsibilities include keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently.  She is in charge of all tax return and financial statement processing, e-filing, time reporting, billing, accounts receivable and all other services to assure that our clients get the best possible service at all times.  Her pleasant and courteous manner and her desire to assist our clients in any way she can has made her an asset to our staff.