Professional Experience
Mr. Lapointe is the principal in charge of proprietary college audits under the Yellow Book standards in the Firm’s Commercial Services and Employee Benefit Department. Ed holds many professional certifications in the areas of fraud, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation (CVA), and was the former president of LaPointe, Torrisi, Stanley & Company, PC, and Managing Member of J.C. Driscoll & Co. CPAs, PLLC, both of which entities merged into the Firm on July 1, 2017.

Ed also has an earned certificate in IFRS training from the AICPA and has over 30 years of public and private accounting experiences with comprehensive audit and accounting, construction accounting, tax preparation and compliance, and management advisory services. Ed also performs PCAOB audit services for RIA (Registered Investment Advisors) requiring “surprise audit services”.

Education
Ed received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley College and his Master in Business Administration from New Hampshire College and is a Certified Public Accountant in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine.

Community Service
Ed was also a member of the Town of Londonderry Planning Board and the Southern NH Planning Commission with the role of planning board member. Ed also received the “Distinguished Secretary” award with the Kiwanis Club of Derry, New Hampshire.

Professional Memberships
Ed holds memberships in the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, AM & AA (Alliance of Mergers and Acquisitions Advisors), NACVA (National Association of Certified Valuation Advisors), and IDFA (Institute for Divorce Financial Analysis).