Our Firm

Murphy & Warren APC

 Murphy & Warren is committed to providing quality services to all our clients.

Please take a moment and read more about our peopleour history, and our areas of practice concentration. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to serve you.

Our People

Timothy G. Murphy, CPA, managing partner, is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and has been in public practice since 1979. He has been a licensed certified public accountant in Louisiana since 1982. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. His areas of practice concentration include federal and state income taxation, business consulting, litigation support and personal financial planning. He has qualified as an expert in various jurisdictions involving his litigation support services. 

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Dennis L. Warren, CPA, partner, is a graduate of The University of New Orleans and has been in public practice since 1983. He has been a licensed certified public accountant in Louisiana since 1984. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tax Division of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. His experience includes extensive work in federal and state income taxes, estate planning, business consulting, and qualified retirement plan design and compliance. Mr. Warren has lectured in the areas of income taxation, estate planning, and retirement plan design, and consults with local attorneys in structuring wills and trusts. He is qualified in several jurisdictions as an expert in accounting, taxation and determination of income and lost profits. 

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David D. Messina, CPA, partner (1954-2012), is a graduate of The University of New Orleans and has been in public practice since 1981. He has been a licensed certified public accountant in Louisiana since 1986. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.  After working with another local firm for 14 years, Mr. Messina joined the firm in 1995.  His experience includes extensive work in federal and state income taxes, business consulting, accounting and auditing.  He is the partner-in-charge of the accounting and auditing section. 

Elizabeth Renee Tassin, CPA, manager, is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and has been in public practice since 1985. She has been a licensed certified public accountant in Texas since 1989 and in Louisiana since 1993. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. Her areas of practice concentration include federal and state income taxation and accounting.

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David Bernstein, CPA is a graduate of Louisiana State University. He received a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University in 1983 and a LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1984. He has been a licensed certified public accountant in Louisiana since 1978. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. His areas of practice concentration include federal and state income taxation, estate planning, and business consulting.

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Kathryn Browning, CPA is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In 1972 she received a Masters in Business Administration from Tulane University School of Business. She has been a licensed certified public accountant in Louisiana since 1974. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. Her areas of practice concentration include federal and state income taxation, auditing, and accounting.

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Alejandro Pelaez, CPA is a graduate of the University of New Orleans where he went on to receive a Masters in Business Administration in 2009. He has been in public practice since 2008 and a licensed certified public accountant in Louisiana since 2009. He is a member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. His areas of practice concentration include federal and state income taxation and accounting.

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Aimee Willem, CPA, is a 2005 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  In 2008, Aimee graduated from the University of New Orleans with her Masters of Science in Taxation. She has been a licensed certified public accountant in Louisiana since 2010. After working with a local public accounting firm since 2006, she joined Murphy & Warren in June of 2013.  She is a member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.  Aimee's areas of practice include federal and state income taxation.  She also has experience in estate and gift tax planning and compliance, as well as nonprofit taxation.

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Adam Jacques is a 2014 graduate of Louisiana State University. Adam is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. He joined Murphy & Warren in January of 2015.

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Our History

Murphy & Warren was established in February, 1991, although its partners have been associated since 1983. We provide a variety of services including income tax preparation for both individuals and businesses, accounting services, and consulting services. Our clients are very important to us and we strive to provide the best possible services by assessing our client’s needs so that we can tailor our services to meet their specific requirements.

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Our Areas of PRACTICE CONCENTRATION

Health Care:  We represent various healthcare providers and their medical and dental practices. Our experience in this area can provide insight into the many facets of a healthcare professional’s practice, including taxation, entity structure, financial analysis, insurance coverage and other vital services.

Wholesale:  We have provided services to many types of wholesale businesses in both distribution and manufacturing. We assist our clients in inventory control, accounts receivable management, financing options, cost analysis and many other areas.

Real Estate and Construction:  Whether a first-time landlord or a real estate developer, we have worked with clients in residential and commercial real estate. From construction to acquisition, our experience has enabled our clients to achieve the confidence that their transactions and operations are properly structured to be efficient from both an organizational standpoint and for income tax purposes.

Maritime:  We have worked with clients in the oil field service maritime industry. Our numerous years of experience in this industry enables us to understand the operations and inner workings of successful organizations.

Individual Income Taxes:  Our firm works with individual tax clients closely so they can realize optimal results from their income taxes. Tax planning is vital to avoid hidden tax traps and ensure transactions are structured to minimize income tax liability.

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