|Drew Bernstein, CPA
Drew Bernstein is recognized as one of the leading authorities on accounting practices and financial due diligence for cross-border transactions with Chinese and developing market companies. He co-leads Marcum's China practice, Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk (Marcum BP), and has helped the firm to become a top-three auditor of Chinese companies listed on the U.S. markets.
Drew is regularly published and interviewed on topics relating to China's economy, capital markets, corporate governance, SEC and PCAOB accounting issues, and Chinese accounting practices in outlets including CNBC, CCTV, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Caixin, and the NY Law Journal.
Drew frequently travels to China, where MarcumBP has built a team of highly trained PCAOB and SEC accounting experts and financial consultants operating out of regional offices including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou so as to serve a nation-wide client base.
The resources of Marcum LLP, which is a top international accounting firm with offices across the United States and China, have enabled Marcum BP to provide comprehensive services to Chinese companies and individuals seeking to expand overseas, by offering expertise in areas including tax, audit, real estate advisory, business due diligence, EB-5 support, and capital verification.
Drew's industry experience encompasses the technology, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, pharmaceutical, professional practices, and real estate sectors, and he has worked with clients across the United States, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Drew co-founded Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP in 1983. Prior to that, he worked at a predecessor firm of Grant Thornton LLP and graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Accounting.
|Neil Pinchuk, CPA
Neil Pinchuk, a cofounder, has more than 30 years of experience advising public and non-public companies in diverse industries including manufacturing, wholesaling, retail, professional practices, nonprofit entities, investment funds, broker-dealers, and real estate. He is considered a technical expert in areas including multi-state taxation, partnership and corporate taxation, U.S. taxation of foreign companies and investors, payroll and sales taxes, and taxability of like-kind exchanges.
Neil's extensive international experiences have made him an authority in forming U.S. companies and complying with federal, state, and local tax laws. He also has significant technical expertise in SEC and U.S. accounting and auditing standards and regulations.
In addition to conducting technical training seminars, Neil is a speaker at industry conferences. He has qualified as an expert witness and also serves as a director and officer of a prestigious foundation that was honored with the President's Voluntary Action Award by the late President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Pinchuk graduated with honors from the accelerated accounting program at the State University of New York at Albany and is licensed in the State of New York and other states. He is a member of the AICPA, NYSSCPA and the NSA.
|Rong Liu, CPA
Rong Liu has more than 20 years of experience working with publicly and privately held companies across a broad array of industries, including telecommunications, technology, media, manufacturing, consumer businesses, and banks. Rong plays a central role in Marcum BP's SEC practice in China by assisting clients with public offerings of their securities and various complex accounting and financial reporting issues. Before joining Marcum BP, he was a partner at Friedman LLP's New York office, and a Senior Manager at Deloitte's Dallas office, among other positions.
Rong has demonstrated proficiency helping clients solve challenges in diverse areas, including internal controls and SOX compliance, SEC reporting related to IPOs, complex revenue recognition arrangements, debt and equity transactions. He has extensive experience with accounting for business combinations, stock-based compensation, and oversees financial and M&A due diligence assignments.
Rong received a B.A in Accounting and Finance from Wuhan University in Hubei and an M.A. in Accounting (emphasis on auditing and financial reporting) from the University of Texas at Austin.
|Charles Yin, CPA,CICPA
Partner; Chief Operating Officer
Charles Yin has served clients in the financial and securities industries for more than 15 years and has substantial Big Four experience. Mr. Yin has led numerous audit and advisory projects for NASDAQ- and NYSE-listed Chinese companies and is conversant with the many challenges facing SEC registrants. His technical skills and experience in US audits, IPO, financial consulting and business consulting—and knowledge of the financial operations of large state-owned and private enterprises in more than 20 industries—have allowed him to help numerous companies go public or complete M&A in the PRC, Hong Kong and the United States. Prior to joining MBP, he worked at PwC and Arthur Andersen.
A hallmark of Mr. Yin's approach is his ability to deploy teams of professionals in different service lines to create significant value for clients. He has a full understanding of China and U.S. accounting standards, the listing processes in overseas and domestic stock exchanges, related governmental requirements, and risk identification in project management. Mr. Yin's experience spans listing plan consulting, M&A, anti-fraud investigation, and internal control design and implementation. An active contributor at industry seminars, Mr. Yin continually works to share and heighten his knowledge of successful IPOs.
Mr. Yin graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University and speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.