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BLS Welcomes Valerie C. Middlebrooks, CPA Back to the Firm as Principal

Valerie Middlebrooks CPA - Delaware CPABelfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS), a Delaware-based CPA firm, is proud to welcome Valerie C. Middlebrooks, CPA, back to the BLS family as a principal in the firm’s Tax & Small Business Department.

Valerie joined the firm in 2005 and then again in 2017 after working for a Top 100 firm in Bethesda, Maryland, and a local firm in Delaware. Prior to moving to the East Coast, Valerie spent eight years with a Midwest CPA firm and seven years working in the tax department for a law firm in Wisconsin immediately after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in both accounting and marketing.

A tax generalist with a strong knowledge base in providing compliance and advisory services to her clients, Valerie works closely with the many experts within the firm to address her clients’ varied circumstances. Valerie’s experience includes working with large privately held companies, nonprofits, small businesses, high-net-worth families, and international businesses (and individuals). She also has extensive experience leading an engagement team that acted as a back office tax department for a global manufacturer. Her widespread background provides a wealth of insight and expertise for the many issues her clients may face.

Valerie is a council member of the American Institute of CPAs and a member of the Delaware Society of CPAs. She is also very involved with the Fund for Women.

Valerie C. Middlebrooks, CPA, states, “I am happy to be back with the BLS family and working with a team of professionals that I respect and have remained close with over the years. I look forward to blending my approach and style of practice to BLS and influencing the growth of the firm.”

“Val is a consummate professional who is recognized by her peers and business associates as one of the top tax people in our local industry, and we are thrilled to have her with us. She has been successful at all stages of her career, and I am very proud that Val chose to return to BLS. We look forward to working with her for many years to come.” — Michael T. French, CPA, Managing Director


About Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A.:

Belfint, Lyons & Shuman was founded in 1923 as a small accounting practice whose staff was committed to building long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships with clients and business associates. Today, with more than 70 professionals, we have become one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting firms in Delaware while never losing sight of our founding commitments. We have a diverse client base and offer services such as: advisory services, assurance, auditing, tax planning & compliance, small business services, litigation support, employee benefit plan audits, succession planning, business & management consulting and corporate services for investment holding companies. Visit our website at

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