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Steven D. Orndorf

Partner, CPA

Steve is a partner in the firm’s tax services group. He has been a member of the public accounting field for more than thirty-eight years, having spent five of those years with an international accounting firm.

He has considerable experience in all areas of taxation, including corporations, partnerships, and individuals. He has obtained private IRS rulings, represented clients in IRS conferences and examinations, and researched complex tax problems for corporations and partnerships. Steve is heavily involved in the tax planning, strategy development, and research needs for the majority of our Lehigh Valley clients.


  • Partner-in-charge of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania tax practice
  • Provides planning to family owned business regarding estate, retirement, and succession matters
  • Provides merger and acquisition tax strategy development advice to clients and non-clients
  • Licensed CPA in Pennsylvania


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Tax Section
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Speaker at regional tax seminars and institutes
  • Penn State University Lehigh Campus – Advisory Board and Development Committee
  • Estate Planning Council of Lehigh Valley
  • Boys and Girls Club of Allentown Foundation – Board Member and Treasurer
  • Girls Club of Allentown – Former Treasurer
  • Brookside Country Club of Allentown – Former Treasurer


Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science

Continuing Education

  • Deloitte Haskins & Sells: National Tax Training Program (1979-1981)
  • Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers Annual Advanced Tax Institute (MICPEL) (1991-1995)
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Annual Tax Conferences (1989-1990)
  • Conference of Pennsylvania Taxes (1995-2013)
  • Multi-State Tax Conference (2002-2013)
  • IC DISC Strategies, Mastering the Complex Operational Challenges (2001, 2003, 2010 and 2013) (2006 Speaker)
  • Personal Financial Planning Conference (2013)
  • Accounting Periods and Methods (Internal) (2011-2013)
  • MDT/CRE Annual Summit (2010-2013 Speaker)
  • FAS 109 and FIN 48 (2010)
  • NYU Annual Tax Institute (1989)
  • Retirement Planning Strategies for Executives and Owners (PICPA) (2006)
  • Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Sections 409A (2005)
  • Cost Segregation Services (BDO) (2005)
  • Philadelphia Tax Conference (2002)
  • Pension Plan Design (2002 Speaker)
  • Life Insurance Strategies for Small Business (2003)
  • The Way and Means of Retirement Planning (Penn State University) (2000)
  • Retirement and Employee Benefits Planning (2000)
  • Conference on Planning to Closely Hold Businesses (2000)