Butler, Lavanceau & Sober, LLC is a certified public accounting firm centrally located in Columbia, Maryland. Our seasoned accountants have over 200 years of combined expertise and are ready to meet your individual and business accounting, tax, and consulting needs.

We strive to build and maintain long-lasting business relationships by providing top quality compliance with the complex rules of the tax code, as well as personalized, expert advice and planning. Our team is dedicated to quality customer service and is available evenings and weekends, in addition to normal business hours, as they serve a variety of businesses and individuals in the mid-Atlantic region.

As members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), our firm has consistently passed a self-regulatory system known as peer review. At Butler, Lavanceau & Sober, LLC, we are strong advocates of the peer review program and take the quality of service we provide our clients very seriously.

We utilize the latest in computer technology, including scanning of all tax returns and documents and electronic filing of all individual income tax returns. We provide a secure, encrypted web portal for all of our clients. With this in mind, the protection of your private data is a high priority for us.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Meet our Team

Colette Lavanceau, CPA

Co-Founder, Partner

Evan Sober, CPA


Susan Craig, CPA

Sr Staff Accountant

Lynn Lutz

Sr Staff Accountant

Jennifer Ramsey, CPA

Sr Staff Accountant

Brigitte Rawlings


Larry Salem, CPA

Sr Staff Accountant

Cheryl D. Tait, CPA

Sr Staff Accountant

Michael Wiley

Sr Staff Accountant

Chrissy Cassino

Office Manager

Mary Zentner

Admin Assistant