Adam Berebitsky, CPA | Tax Partner 
Adam leads BDO's Restaurant Practice and serves as an adviser to restaurant companies and their owners across the U.S. Leveraging his 30 years of public accounting experience and deep knowledge of the restaurant industry, Adam consults with clients on such issues as tax savings strategies, benchmarking and entity structuring. He has significant experience in federal and multi-state tax areas and has helped many clients with transactions and designing structures for the purchase and sale of business operations. Adam is regularly quoted in industry publications, such as Restaurant Finance Monitor, QSR Magazine and Restaurant Business Magazine, and is the co-creator of BDO's Restaurant CFO Bootcamp. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University.
Professional headshot of Lisa Haffer   Lisa Haffer, CPA, JD | Tax Partner
With more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, Lisa devotes 100 percent of her time to representing a myriad of national restaurant clients. She manages all aspects of clients’ tax engagements and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in restaurant-specific tax issues. She is responsible for the tax planning and review of federal and multi-state tax returns for many of the firm’s restaurant clients, performs key research, and consults on matters pertaining to tax issues relevant to the restaurant industry. Lisa earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati and bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. 
Professional headshot of Carrie Shagat   Carrie Shagat, CPA | Assurance Partner
Carrie Shagat is an Assurance Partner with approximately 15 years of experience serving clients in the real estate, healthcare, manufacturing, technology and financial services industries. Carrie is well-versed in the needs of clients ranging from small businesses to large public companies. Carrie’s clients benefit from her technical background, as well as her commitment to quality, honesty and collaboration and her ability to make a positive impact on their business.
Professional headshot of Jeff Tubaugh   Jeff Tubaugh, CPA | Tax Partner
Jeff specializes in domestic tax compliance, planning, and consulting for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals, focusing on serving those in the restaurant industry. Beyond compliance, Jeff has deep experience consulting with clients on maximizing depreciation deductions and restructuring entities to streamline and lower tax burdens, as well as buying and selling businesses, including clients with transactions involving private equity investments. Jeff is a regular speaker at BDO’s Restaurant CFO Bootcamp and coordinates Restaurant CFO Roundtables in his local market. He received his B.A. in Accounting and Business at Muskingum University.
Professional headshot of Giselle El Biri   Giselle El Biri, CPA | Assurance Director 

Giselle focuses on serving clients in the restaurant industry. Her knowledge of technical accounting, internal controls, and financial reporting issues specific to restaurants has allowed Giselle to offer invaluable advice to her clients. The services she provides include financial audits, reviews, compilations, internal control assessments, and employee benefit audits for franchisors, franchisees, and independents. Giselle speaks at industry conferences and coordinates Restaurant CFO Roundtables in her local market. She received her B.S.B.A. in Accounting from John Carroll University.

Professional headshot of Kari Maue   Kari Maue, CPA | Assurance Director 
Kari has more than 10 years of experience working exclusively with clients in the restaurant industry. She specializes in conducting and managing audits, reviews and compilations, including benefit plan audits and internal control assessments. Outside the office, Kari volunteers and is actively involved in several professional organizations. She received her B.B.A. in Accounting at Ohio University.