Joel L. Pascaner, CPA

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Joel L. Pascaner is a Principal with Jones and Kolb.  He has over 35 years of experience in the accounting world having previously worked with several other public accounting firms including Berman & Associates for 18 years before joining Jones and Kolb.  Joel’s specialties include high net worth individuals and families, estates and trusts, privately held entities, partnerships and S corporations.  He also has extensive experience representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing jurisdictions.

Joel is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  He has served as Chairman of the Tax Section of the GSCPA  where he was awarded the Distinguished Section Leader award in 2006, as well as Chairman of both the Federal Tax Legislation and the Georgia Tax Legislation subcommittees of the GSCPA Tax Section where he was involved in the drafting and introduction of proposed legislation.  Joel is a member of the Atlanta Tax Forum and the Atlanta Estate Planning Council.  He is a graduate of the Philanthropic Advisor Leadership Institute and was awarded the “Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager” by Atlanta Magazine for the years 2009 – 2014.  He currently serves on the Federal and State Task Force of the GSCPA and hosts a radio broadcast on Business Radio X.  Joel has authored numerous articles in professional and industry publications.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Disabilities Network and the Board of Trustees of Georgia Shakespeare.  He currently serves as an at-large member of the Council of the GSCPA and is a member of the Finance Committee of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the Balser Symposium Planning Committee, and Estate and Financial Planning Advisory Council of the GSCPA.  He is a co-chairman of the Atlanta Alumni Interview Program for the University of Pennsylvania. 

Joel is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his B.S. in Accounting.  He received his Masters of Taxation from Long Island University.

Originally from New York, Joel lives with his wife and three sons in the Atlanta area  When not assisting clients, he enjoys playing tennis, boating and reading.