Meet Our Team
Allen M. Schiff, CPA, CFE
Allen Schiff is the Managing Member of Schiff & Associates, LLC (S&A). Prior to forming S&A, Allen was a Partner with Smart & Associates (formerly Grabush, Newman) for 30 years and was their Practice Leader for Dental Practice Management Services. Allen has over 35 years of experience in the areas of dental practice management. Allen’s services include business planning to include obtaining financing, succession planning, exit strategies and long-range planning. Allen has assisted dentists with practice acquisitions, start-ups, operational analysis and associate contract analysis.
Allen received his BS degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore (June 1975) and is an accomplished speaker on topics such as dental practice management, transition planning, choosing a Dental CPA, obtaining financing, identifying embezzlement in the workplace and business start ups.
Allen has published numerous articles within the dental industry and can frequently be seen in Dental Economics, as he is a contributing writer to the magazine. In 1998, Allen earned the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), having the expertise to resolve allegations of fraud, obtain evidence, take statements, write reports, testify to findings and assist in the detection and prevention of fraud and white-collar crime. Recently, Allen has received the SMART CEO award 6 out of the last 7 years as one of the Top CPA’s in the State of Maryland, most recently awarded in 2012.
Allen is a founding member of the Academyof Dental CPAs(www.adcpa.org). This group of very knowledgeable CPA firms across the nation specializes in practice management services to the dental industry. He serves on theADCPA Executive Committee and is Chairperson of the ADCPA Marketing & New Members Committees. The ADCPA combines its outstanding resources and expertise to share information and jointly develop resources to better serve the dental community.
Allen enjoys sharing his Dental Practice Management knowledge. He has presented to the ADA (American Dental Association), the AGD (Academy of General Dentistry), AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentists), local Mid Atlantic Societies, as well as various Dental Study Clubs. For the last 29 Years, Allen has taught at a local Dental School as well as 4 other national Dental Schools on the subject of Dental Practice Management.
Eric S. Schiff
With more than 15 years of experience in sales and contract negotiations, Eric prides himself in developing long term relationships with his clients, who quickly turn into “family.” Eric has a strong belief that superior customer service and honesty are the cornerstones of a successful business relationship. His combination of strong analytical and interpersonal skills in addition to his experience in practice transitions allows him to serve as a valuable advisor and resource to his clients.
While studying business finance and marketing at the University of Baltimore, he focused on online marketing and staying up to date with the latest strategies and tactics. Eric’s passion comes from applying that knowledge along with his sales background to produce qualified leads from the internet and convert those leads into clients. Eric enjoys preparing his clients practice potential prior to sale and brokering a successful transition meeting all parties’ expectations.
Eric grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and has a deep love for Ravens Football! He also enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley, golfing, cooking, and fine dining.