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Our staff of experienced professionals should be considered your closest advisors, involved and interested in your success and personal satisfaction. The relationships built at Jacobs & Company are lasting ones because of the long-term commitment our people have toward you and your business.

We offer a comprehensive mix of services designed to help you capitalize on the various challenges and opportunities in today's financial world. Our goal is to help you and your company reach its full potential. Your success is our success.

Marilyn Lew-Jacobs, CPAMarilyn Lew-Jacobs, CPA

Marilyn has extensive experience in providing clients with tax consulting, tax compliance, financial reviews and auditing services.

A Business Administration graduate from Barry University, Miami Shores, Marilyn began her career as an entry-level accountant with the Miami office of Touche Ross, where she gained national, regional and local firm experience in senior positions. She left Deloitte & Touche as a Senior Tax Manager in 1997 and progressed to become a partner in the Jacobs & Company predecessor in 2000.

Marilyn is active in many professional and charitable organizations, including:

  • District Supervisor, Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District Board 2004 - 2010
  • City of Palm Beach Gardens Budget Oversight Committee
  • Director and Treasurer, Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County
  • Director and Treasurer, Rebuilding Together of the Palm Beaches
  • Director and Treasurer, The Lee Millman Respite Care Foundation
  • Member of Temple Judea of Palm Beach Gardens
  • Member of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Economic Forum of Palm Beach County
  • Forum Club of the Palm Beaches
  • Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce
  • Port of Palm Beach Audit Committee 2011

  • Paul Keihner, CPAPaul Keihner, CPA

    Paul has been with Jacobs & Company since 2010 and is experienced in tax and auditing services. His prior experience includes extensive accounting work for managed medical practices, including primary care, gastroenterology and orthopedic facilities, in Palm Beach County.

    Having earned a Master's of Science degree in Economics from Clemson University, Paul taught various economics at Florida Atlantic University, including courses in the principles of economics, money and banking, and international economics. He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University in economics and accounting, respectively.

    Paul grew up in Miami and has been a resident of Palm Beach County since 2005. When not in the office, he can be found working on his tennis and golf games.

    Paul is involved with variety of professional organizations, including:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Public Accountants
  • Economic  Forum  of Palm Beach  County
  • Forum Club of the Palm Beaches

  • Brenda M. Seligman, CPA
    Senior Tax Consultant

    Brenda is a certified public accountant licensed in Florida and New Jersey. After earning a Masters of Science degree in Education from Hunter College and an MBA in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Brenda became a partner in an accounting firm in New Jersey. Moving to Florida, she opened her own successful accounting firm, eventually selling the practice after 16 years.

    A graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County, Brenda has been active in many civic and professional organizations, including:

  • National Association of Women Business Owners (local chapter, past president)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (local chapter, past president)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council (past president)
  • Northern Palm Beaches Rotary Club (board member and treasurer)
  • West Orange New Jersey Rotary Club (first woman inducted)

    Before becoming an accountant, Brenda taught elementary school, math in high school, and accounting at Caldwell and Kean Colleges in New Jersey. Today in her spare time, Brenda loves to knit, participate in book clubs and work on her golf game.

  • Kevin A. Medina, CPA, MBA, REALTOR®Kevin A. Medina, CPA, MBA, REALTOR®
    Senior Accountant

    Kevin A. Medina, CPA, MBA, REALTOR® is a hard-working and ambitious individual. Kevin received his his bachelor's degree in Accounting and then at the age of 24 Kevin completed his MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from his hometown university, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) located in Boca Raton, Florida. Throughout his college career, Kevin worked as a Teaching Assistant and as our part time Tax Accountant and Financial Auditor. Now at the age of 32, Kevin is a licensed CPA and Florida Realtor that works full-time as our Senior Tax CPA and Financial Auditor.

    At the young age of six, Kevin moved from Long Island, New York to South Florida. He now lives in Boca Raton and has grown accustomed to the warm weather. When he's not at at the office helping clients, Kevin enjoys traveling, yoga, snow skiing, mixed martial arts, horseback riding, and spending time with his pet - a seven year old mini Australian Shepherd named Gracie.

    Kevin is involved with a variety of professional organizations, including:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Public Accountants
  • Economic Forum of Palm Beach County
  • Realtors of the Palm Beaches & Greater Fort Lauderdale

  • Steven Y. Okita, CPA
    Senior Accountant

    Steven is experienced in tax preparation, financial statement preparation for home owner & condo association, and residential property management services. In addition to his CPA, he is also a LCAM (Licensed Community Association Manager) in Florida. His prior work experience was an Engineer/ Scientist in nutritional products manufacturing industry after he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering at California Polytechnic University, Pomona CA. Steven biggest accomplishment as an Engineer was to design and build a small soft-gel dosage nutraceutical manufacturing facility.

    After 17 years working as an engineer, Steven decided to change careers and earned a B. S. in Accounting at Florida Atlantic University and then continued with additional coursework at Florida Atlantic and University of Miami to qualify for the education requirements for the CPA. Steven wanted to further his Tax knowledge and obtained a MBT (Master of Business Taxation) at University of Southern California which is one of the best accounting and tax program in the USA. Steven grew up in California and has been a resident of Palm Beach County since 1999.When not in the office, he can be found going to Miami Dolphins games both home and away. Steven is a dedicated fan since he was a 6 year old child.

    In his spare time, he can be found pursuing his hobbies with include learning to become a DJ (Disc Jockey) and muscle cars. He currently owns a 5.0 Mustang convertible.

    Samantha Parreco
    Office Manager

    Samantha recently joined the team at Jacobs & Company, LLP October 2022. She is studying to receive her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Governors University and will graduate in May 2023. Samantha brings 5 years of administrative and bookkeeping experience to the position.

    In Samantha’s spare time she enjoys reading, watching her children play travel hockey and baking.


    Leila is our newest Intern. She enjoys greeting guests at the door and she especially loves lunch time. She is very popular around the office during busy season.

    We look forward to hearing from you

    For more information about our professional team, please call 561.615.8585 and
    our helpful staff will help you set up a complimentary Get Acquainted Meeting.