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  John F. Ames
Certified Public Accountant
804-359-8111 ext. 305
John.Ames@ryanamescpa.com


John F. Ames is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland and a licensed lawyer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, in 1971. He received his Juris Doctor from T.S. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, in 1973.

John F. Ames is admitted to practice in the Virginia Supreme Court and all inferior Courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  He has filed petitions for appeals and briefs and has been involved in appeals and argued cases before the Virginia Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States Tax Court, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Western District of Virginia. He has served on the panel of the United States Bankruptcy Trustees and he has had extensive cases including litigation in the United States Bankruptcy Court and in the General District Courts and Circuits Courts in Virginia. John F. Ames is qualified and has testified as an expert witness in the United States bankruptcy Court and Circuit Courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

John F. Ames is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, Virginia Society of CPA’s and the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPA’s. He was awarded a life membership by the Virginia Society of CPA's in 2014 in recognition of 40 years of continuous membership. He is a member of the American, Virginia and
Richmond Bar Associations. In recognition of 40 years of continuous membership with The Virginia Bar Association, he was awarded a life membership in 2016. He
is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Claims and the United States Supreme Court. In June of 2015 he became a emeritus member of the
Richmond Bar Association. He became a 40-year Honorary Member of the American Institute of CPA's in 2015.

John F. Ames has been a private practitioner since 1978 both as a sole proprietor and with Hubard, Samuels and Ames in Richmond, Virginia. John F. Ames has had his own CPA practice, John F. Ames & Company, Ltd., P.C., and presently with Ryan and Ames, LLC, Certified Public Accountants, Richmond, Virginia. Previously, he has been with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young), Richmond Virginia; Minor, Saunders & Benedetti, Attorneys at Law, Richmond, Virginia; and Coopers & Lyband (now Pricewaterhousecoopers) in Baltimore, Maryland.

In addition to litigation services and expert testimony, John F. Ames has extensive practice in taxation, research, compliance and planning for small to medium sized businesses and experience with multi-national corporations. He has extensive practice in corporate and bankruptcy, research, compliance and planning, including advising and consulting accounting firms and law firms on tax, corporate and bankruptcy law. The litigation support and expert witness practice encompasses accounting, bankruptcy, taxation, malpractice, corporate and general business matters. Included in practice areas are estates, probate, accountings, litigation services, valuations, domestic relations, projections, proformas, offering statements and assisting and advising in these matters. In the tax area, he has handled protests, appeals, petitions to the Tax Court and other appellant matters. His tax experience encompasses valuation of businesses and professions, acquisitions and disposition of businesses, professional corporations, non-profit institutions, real estate, distributions and manufacturing, estate and financial planning and analysis of tax advantage investments. He has advised from tax and business standpoints for merging businesses, including budgets, projections, type of entity and assisting and advising and setting up said business ventures. His estate planning practice includes the preparation of wills, trust documents, powers of attorney, living wills, medical directives, and related estate planning documents. He is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants section for Forensic and Valuation Services – FVS.
 

 

 
  Catherine J. Shaw
Accounting Assistant

804-359-8111 ext. 302
cshaw@ryanamescpa.com


Catherine has been with Ryan & Ames since 2005. She received her associates’ degree in Business Administration from J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College in 2013, and is currently attending Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and her CPA license. She has experience in payroll processing, payroll tax, and individual tax.  When Catherine is not studying, she is enjoying time with her son and husband.


Specialization areas:
Assisting with accounting practices
 

 

 
  Rachel Pudwill, CPA
Certified Public Accountant
804-359-8111 ext. 310
rpudwill@ryanamescpa.com

Rachel A Pudwill is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Texas. She is a Graduate of Texas State University, cum laude. Rachel has worked in the accounting field for 20+ years in the public and private sector. She works on individual, corporate and partnership tax returns, prepares financial statements and provides accounting and tax services for companies in a range of industries.

Rachel is a member of the Virginia Society of Public Accountants. Over the years she has served as a board member of her local elementary school Parent Teacher Association, Cub Scout Treasurer and Girl Scout Treasurer. She received the Scouting Unit Leader Award and is an Alpha Kappa Psi Alumni. Her four kids keep her busy outside of work, and she enjoys running, hiking, biking, and spending time with her husband and kids.

 

 
 
  Beverly Long
Certified Public Accountant
804-359-8111 ext. 306
blong@ryanamescpa.com

Beverly Long has more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience handling accounting, financial statement preparation and income tax preparation. Her diverse background in public and private accounting is an asset due to variety of industries she has handled accounting and tax services for. Beverly has worked with IRS audits and tax problem resolution client as well. She has assisted companies through start-up, growth and survival modes.
Beverly holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentration in Management from Medaille College in Buffalo, New York and attended accounting classes at State University of New York at Buffalo to sit for the Certified Public Accountant Exam. She has been licensed CPA in Virginia since 2001.

Specialization areas:
Preparation of Individual, Corporate, and Partnership Tax Returns, Tax Notices, Accounting and Financial Needs.

 

 
 
  Lina Tamosaityte
Office Manager
804-359-8111 ext. 301
linat@ryanamescpa.com

Lina joined Ryan & Ames team at the beginning of 2016. She is dedicated to handling client’s requests and needs and making sure the office runs smoothly and efficiently. Lina is currently attending Strayer University in order to receive Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Outside of work and school, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.

 
 

Ryan & Ames CPAs 1800 Bayberry Court, Suite 201 Richmond, Virginia 23226
Office: 804-359-8111 Fax: 804-359-6116
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