The Team at LK Strategies, LLC are professional, responsive, and engaged in assisting with delivery of your accounting, tax, and financial goals. Our Team provides various accounting, tax, and consulting services to both personal and business clients of all sizes and industry types.

Lawrence M. Knapek, CPA

Larry manages diverse types of closely held businesses, professional athletes, and individuals, with a focus on the delivery of accounting, tax, and consulting services.

Experience And Background

Larry provides tax and financial strategies, as well as accounting and consulting services for closely held businesses, individuals, and not-for-profit organizations. Larry has a concentrated understanding of public and private financial activities and has developed successful business strategies on behalf of his client base. Larry served as Assistant Commissioner for the New York State Department of Transportation, Office of Budget & Finance. He directed the financial, capital program and information technology organizations of the department with an annual budget of $7 billion and a staff level of over 10,000.

Education And Professional Development

  • BS Accounting Degree, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Capital Region Chamber
  • Member of the Task Force – The Tech Valley Civic Forum
  • Board Member for the Albany City Rocks Program
  • Past Board for the Guilderland YMCA / Volunteer for St. Jude
  • Past Treasurer and Board Member for Guilderland Little League-Volunteer of the Year
  • Former Assistant Varsity Basketball & Baseball Coach at Albany Academy
  • Christian Brothers Academy Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Honorable Discharge from the United States Army National Guard

Outside Interests

Larry and his wife Lisa M. Marrello, Esq. reside in Guilderland with their twin sons, Carter & Brooks. He supports local charities, various sports activities, enjoys coaching and giving back to the community.

Lawrence M. Knapek, CPA
518-459-5222 Ext. 2401

Joseph M. Messore, MSA

Experience & Background

Joe advises a variety of small businesses, not for profit entities, and individuals. He is proficient with accounting principles and has an in-depth knowledge of taxation. Joe is adept at establishing the client’s accounting system and providing guidance on the necessary tax filings.

Joe consults closely with clients on the set-up of accounting systems, data transition and input on QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. He advises and prepares monthly, quarterly, annual payroll and sales tax reports. He prepares various tax returns including Corporations, Partnerships, Not-for-profits, Private Foundations, Individuals and Trusts.

Education And Professional Development

  • Master of Science in Accounting, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • BS Accounting Degree, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Outside Interests

In his spare time, Joe enjoys fishing, golf, sports, and spending time with family and friends. He participates in local community service including the Schenectady City Mission and various charity events in the capital region.

Joseph M. Messore, MSA
518-459-5222 Ext. 2403

Sheila Basile, Firm Administrator

Sheila manages the day-to-day administrative functions for the firm.

Sheila Basile
518-459-5222 Ext. 2405