CARES Act ADVISORY   I   Our Goal

 

Cares Act Advisory is a unique multi-disciplinary group of businesspeople providing in-depth analysis and advice on every facet of a client's business. Regardless of a client's business issues, Cares Act Advisory has it covered: human resources, legal risk and compliance, insurance, debt relief, tax benefits, payroll, staffing, and accounting. Our goal is to give clients one resource for all of their business needs.

 

A key component to our clients' success is our ability to not only assist with your current needs but also ensure that everything we do helps your business grow. By having professionals from different areas of business, Cares Act Advisory takes a comprehensive approach to our clients' business. 

CARES Act ADVISORY   I   PPP Loan Forgiveness

In reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the CARES Act was passed which provided business loans to businesses in need. Importantly, the loans can be partially or fully forgiven if the business uses the funds appropriately. Cares Act Advisory will ensure your business is maximizing its forgiveness.

Accounting 

Allow our team of accountants, lawyers, and human resource specialists to give your business confidence that its Payment Protection Plan application is accurate and maximizes loan forgiveness.

Any small mistake in a company's accounting could be catastrophic during the forgiveness period.  Let Cares Act Advisory's professionals give your business peace of mind.

In addition, our tax specialists will make sure your company is receiving all of the tax benefits it is entitled to.   

Narrative

Cares Act Advisory works hand in hand with our clients to create the proper narrative and justification for their PPP loan.  Recent SBA guidance has highlighted that loans will be scrutinized during the forgiveness application period as to whether the business should have received a loan.  The vast majority of businesses justifiably received a PPP loan but do not know how to substantiate their need - allow our team of accountants and attorneys to create your business's narrative.

CARES Act ADVISORY   I   What We Offer

1.  Tax Services

Our tax department will be focused on making sure that each of our clients’ has the appropriate deductions and credits they are entitled to.  Additionally, our team delivers all tax reporting, tax estimates, tax planning, and filing tax returns.

2.  Compliance & Risk

ACC's staff attorneys will be available to ensure all customers are aware of any compliance issues that may arise in their specific field.  Additionally, our team can provide industry-specific risks that must be assessed on an individual basis.  

3.  Human Resources

ACC will provide its clients guidance on a myriad of human resource issues including hiring, firing, employee contracts, at-will employment, health insurance, and mandatory policies.  We offer both guidance to our clients and third-party direct servicing.

4.  Staffing

In addition to our HR professionals, we have a strategic partnership with AP Professionals to assist all of our clients with any staffing needs they may need.  Ensuring a productive and profitable business starts with the right staff.

5.  Debt Relief

Our debt relief department will assist our clients in creating and maintaining a budget, developing strategic planning, and effectively executing debt settlements.  Most importantly, by assisting in debt settlements, we help our clients free up resources that they can then use to grow their business.

6.  Accounting & Payroll

ACC has a full accounting team that works alongside our tax department to ensure our clients are receiving all of the tax benefits they are entitled to.  Additionally, our accounting team can assist your company in organizing payroll costs or act as a third-party payroll provider.

7.  Insurance

ACC's staff attorneys will work with your business in determining when to submit insurance claims and will assist in submitting the claim to get the maximum amount of insurance funds you are entitled to.

8.  Design

Our design and marketing specialist create a targeted and strategic plan to maximize our client's exposure.  ACC designers will assist your company design logos, websites, in-store demonstratives, and needed promotional materials.

Anthony Faraco

Anthony was named Chief Litigation and Government Compliance Officer of Advantage Global Resources in the Summer of 2019. 

 

As Chief Government Compliance Officer, Anthony will ensure that all CaresActAdvisory companies are in full compliance with government regulations and are up to date on all government programs available to them.   All clients will be regularly updated by Anthony on compliance and regulatory issues that are forthcoming.   Additionally, Anthony's litigation experience gives him unique expertise to guide companies in avoiding possible litigation risks and pitfalls.


Before joining our team, Anthony was a litigation attorney in Western New York working in mass torts, compliance, criminal defense, insurance defense, and contract litigation.


Anthony was born and raised in Western New York, where he currently resides with his fiancée.  He received his J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School in 2014. 

 

*As a cancer survivor, Anthony is a board of trustee member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

afaraco@advantageglobalresources.com

716.432.2898

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Tracy Allen

As the Human Resources Director of Advantage Global Resources, Tracy provides the governance and oversight that enables and ensures the maximum performance value of all our corporate resources.  Human Resources advances workplace solutions and services through leadership, excellence, innovation, and engagement, to enrich the work environment.

tallen@advantageglobalresources.com

716.866.6425

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Mike McGrath

Mike McGrath was named Chief Operating Officer [COO] of Unified Global Archiving in November 2017.  As COO, Mike sets comprehensive goals for performance and growth, evaluates performance by analyzing and interpreting key performance indicators, and manages partner and vendor relationships.

 

Prior to joining Unified Global Archiving, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer of The Advantage Co., overseeing all aspects of the finance, accounting, and shared services functions of the organization.


McGrath is a native of Kenmore, N.Y.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at the State University of New York College at Geneseo, and is Certified Public Accountant [CPA] licensed in New York State.  He currently lives in Williamsville, NY.

mmcgrath@unifiedglobalarchiving.com

716.866.0442

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Joseph Kreuz

Joe founded AP Professionals in 1993 as a partnership with the Advantage Co. and has enjoyed helping other partners own and run successful organizations.  After he left corporate America in 1993, and on the eve of celebrating 27 years of managing, assisting, and building successful partnerships, Advantage Covid Consulting (ACC) is the latest iteration for Joe where his expertise in staffing and relationship building is an asset.

 

Joe puts his relationships and industry knowledge to work by creating unique business opportunities, for both employers and job seekers.  His original mission statement, “Relationships that last a Lifetime”, will further help Advantage CARES Act Advisory foster and deliver services and solutions. 

 

Joe is a graduate of the Jacobs Management School at the University of Buffalo.

jkreuz@advantageglobalmanagement.com

716.445.2210

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John Manzella

John Manzella is a world-recognized speaker (via keynotes and virtual presentations), author, and a nationally syndicated columnist on global business, trade policy, labor, and the latest economic trends. His valuable insight, analysis and strategic direction have been vital to many of the world's largest corporations and associations preparing for the business, economic and political challenges ahead.

 

John's views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, NPR, Newsday, and other publications in China, Singapore, Mexico and across the globe.

 

His books include “Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness,” “Grasping Globalization: It’s Impact and Your Corporate Response,” and “Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact,” among others.

 

John is founder of the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications, Inc., a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm. 

 

He also is chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Chief Strategy Officer of Ignition Life Solutions, a global enterprise risk management consulting firm, former Executive Director of goTRADE New York, an advocacy coalition sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Business Roundtable, and former President and CEO of World Trade Center BN. 

 

*Diagnosed with dyslexia in first grade, John also offers motivational presentations to children with disabilities.  

john@manzellatrade.com

716.983.7081

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Alexis Pietraszkiewicz 

Alexis has served as General Counsel of Advantage Global Resources and Unified Global Archiving since June 2017.  She enjoys engaging in all aspects of business development and providing guidance from a legal perspective across an array of companies.

 

Alexis studied GDPR in Brussels, Belgium, and is certified in Privacy Management (CIPM) and European Privacy (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. 

 

Alexis is originally from San Antonio, Texas.  She received a B.A. from Boston University in 2013, and subsequently attended the University of Miami for her J.D. and Masters of Music Business.  She currently resides in Buffalo, New York. 

Alexis Pietraszkiewicz, Esq.

General Counsel, Unified Global Archiving

(716) 229-8922

apietraszkiewicz@unifiedglobalarchiving.com

Unified Global Archiving | NA HQ | 5110 Main Street, Suite 217 | Williamsville, NY 14221 

Unified Global Archiving l EMEA HQ l 2 London Wall Place 6th Floor l London EC2Y 5AU

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TL Lafornara

TL was named Tax and Compliance Manager of Advantage Global Resources in July 2018. 

 

TL received a Master's degree in accounting and started his career in public accounting.  TL is an experienced Tax and Compliance Manager whose core responsibility related to managing an array of businesses over $100M annually in sales for Advantage Global Resources.  Designed and managed all Tax and Compliance of key operating metrics and business drivers resulting in optimized performance, overall business growth, and profitability.  Notable accomplishments include managing a team of professionals, financial analysis, and compliance for over 25 businesses.

 

Cares Act Services provided

Consulting on PPP loan forgiveness

Tax Consulting

Refiling Tax Returns

 

Retain as an AGR client

Business Consulting

Tax Consulting

Tax Estimates

File Tax Returns

tlafornara@advantageglobalresources.com

716.435.1232

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Ron Bellus

Vice President of Sales, Lifetime Service & Solutions
As VP of Sales, it's my responsibility to achieve our growth objectives through effective planning, setting sales goals, analyzing data on past performance, and projecting future performance.

As General Manager, I am tasked with overseeing daily business activities, improving overall business functions, training heads of departments, managing budgets, developing strategic plans, creating policies, and communicating business goals.

rbellus@lifetimeservice.com

716.634.1123

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