Lawrence W. Schwartz, CPA, MBA, ABV

Lawrence W. Schwartz, CPA, MBA, ABV
Metro D.C.
(703) 385-8577

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Lawrence W. Schwartz, CPA, MBA, ABV

Areas of Practice

  • Tax, financial planning and non-attest accounting services
  • Consulting services, including strategic planning and corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business valuations
  • Litigation support
  • Industries served include homebuilders and developers, trade-related industries, technology and other start-ups, wholesalers, professional service firms, fast-food franchises
  • Registered Investment Advisor
  • Accredited in Business Valuation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (2008-2014)
  • Licensed to practice in Virginia and Maryland

Notable Accomplishments

  • Instrumental in the founding, operation, and governance of several diverse and successful businesses, including two community banks
  • BankAnnapolis, Founding Director, sold in 2013
  • First Virginia Community Bank, Founding Director, Audit Committee Chair
  • Active in real estate development and management
  • Spearheaded a unique commercial venture to photograph the 1993 Presidential Inaugural


Professional Affiliations

University Experience

  • Teacher of auditing, accounting fundamentals and financial statement analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • The George Washington University, Adjunct Professor of Accountancy in the School of Business (1997-2013), Undergraduate Programs Advisory Council, Curriculum Revision Committee
  • George Mason University, former member of the Supporting Faculty
  • The George Washington University Executive MBA Alumni Association, Past President

Community Service

  • Various boards of directors of for-profit enterprises
  • Various boards of not-for-profit, educational, community, and religious organizations

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013 recipient of Virginia Business Magazine‘s “Super CPA” recognition for Small Business Consulting