Officers & Board of Directors
Michael Lane has been a Director of the Long Island Capital Alliance since 2013, and was recently elected Chairman. He has held various leadership positions throughout his career in global consulting firms (Accenture), technology companies (Pegasystems, Bottomline Technologies), and some of the world’s largest financial institutions (Bankers Trust, Chase). He has raised multiple rounds of capital for his early stage companies from private investors, venture capital firms, and strategic partners such as Accenture, Bank of New York, and Microsoft, with successful exits delivering significant investment returns for shareholders.
His experience and counsel are frequently sought to advise on the challenges relating to business start-ups, funding and capitalization, operations, sales and marketing, leadership, and other organizational opportunities.
Mr. Lane also serves as CEO of a new venture called SteriLux Systems, as well as positions on various company and industry boards. He earned a BA degree from UCLA and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Corey has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, tax and business advisor, and as a specialist in SEC accounting and audit services. Additionally, Corey has experience serving as a Private Equity and Technology Industry Group Practice Leader for a top 20 accounting firm.
Corey has successfully guided his clients through all facets of the mergers and acquisitions transaction cycle to help them make critical decisions while ensuring transactions are strategic and seamless. In 2015, He was selected as the winner of the SmartCEO award for Industry CPA Leader in New York. Corey has completed over 300 M&A transactions and was the lead partner at the firm awarded M&A Advisor’s Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year award in 2017 as well as being nominated as Dealmaker of the Year by ACG New York and M&A Advisor.
Deep experience advising private equity funds, hedge funds, banks, broker-dealers, investor relations firms and various other financial services companies.
Eric Altstadter is an Audit Partner and the leader for Firm’s Cannabis and Hemp Services Group. He has more than 30 years of experience working with public companies and privately held businesses throughout the country.
Eric has helped numerous clients through the complex financial reporting and compliance issues associated with the filing of registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and raising capital from other groups. He has significant experience with companies in the cannabis, financial services, biotech, technology, manufacturing and distribution, and retail industries.
Eric is also a frequent speaker on accounting, auditing and business topics. He is regularly recognized by the Long Island Business News (LIBN) in their Who's Who in Accounting and Who's Who in Audits editions. Eric was previously named by LIBN as one of the “Around 50” honorees in recognition of his leadership and support of Long Island businesses and the community.
Mr. Bass is a Managing Member of Executive Strategies Group LLC, a strategic business advisory Firm serving corporate executive management and boards of directors. He also served a Nassau County Planning Commissioner and was formerly Trustee of the Incorporated Village of Great Neck, New York where he also served on the Planning Board and Board of Zoning Appeals. He is also a member of the Hamlet on Olde Oyster Bay Homeowner Association Board of Directors.
Previously, Mr. Bass was Principal in Charge of the Strategic Business Planning and Advisory Services practice at Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP, a leading Certified Public Accounting and Business Advisory Firm with offices located in Garden City and Manhattan.
Mr. Bass provides business planning and related advisory services to clients that are either healthy companies seeking proper structuring for continued growth or troubled companies seeking to preserve or return to profitability. He works with companies at any stage of development, helping them to define business objectives, critical success factors, marketing strategies, operations plans, and financial requirements to achieve those objectives.
He is a founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Long Island Capital Alliance; Mr. Bass conceived and inaugurated the Long Island Capital Forum. Having helped many businesses secure capital throughout its 35-year history, the Forum was one of the most valuable and productive annual business events on Long Island. It is now conducted quarterly. He is also a Board member of the Composite Prototyping Center, a Not-For-Profit entity devoted to the promotion of advanced manufacturing and the advancement of STEM programs on Long Island.
Mr. Bass served as Chairman of a local chapter of Vistage, an international association of CEO’s. He has been a leader at various business conferences, including those sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Department of Commerce, New York Chamber of Commerce, Hauppauge Industrial Association, the American Society for Public Administration, International City Management Association, New York Council of Mayors and Inc. Magazine. He was an elected delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business and Chaired the Committees on Capital Formation for the New York State and Northeast Regional delegations. He was also a Director of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation.
Mr. Bass was an Associate Trustee of the North Shore-LIJ Health System (Now Northwell) and early Board member of the Feinstein Medical Research Institute. He is also a past President of the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee Long Island Chapter, a member of the Long Island Cabinet of the State of Israel Bonds and a founder of the Great Neck Arts Center. He currently supports several other philanthropic and community-based organizations.
Mr. Bass is the author of numerous articles and sections of books on strategic planning and budgeting and is frequently quoted in local and national business media. He has taught courses in Public Administration and Public Finance at Queens College of the City University of New York where he served as Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Affairs. He has also taught courses in Entrepreneurial Management. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from New York University and a Masters in Urban Studies/Planning from the City University of New York.
Previously, Mr. Bass was founder and chief executive officer of Jeffrey L. Bass Associates, Inc., a recognized strategic planning and consulting firm. Mr. Bass was also associated with PricewaterhouseCoopers and served in senior management positions in the City of New York.
As the managing partner of Kaufman McGowan PLLC, Neil M. Kaufman represents emerging growth, middle market and public companies and investment firms in their corporate, securities, financing, borrowing, merger & acquisition and other legal matters. Mr. Kaufman is particularly well known for advising clients with respect to SEC regulation, public offerings, private placements and mergers & acquisitions, as well as all types of commercial contracts, and is recognized as one of the leading corporate cannabis lawyers in New York and the USA. He is a frequent speaker on corporate, securities and cannabis law topics, and is an approved Vistage speaker on mergers & acquisitions.
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He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
Mr. Kaufman is a 2021 SuperLawyer.