In over 30 years of public accounting, I have never dealt with a tax attorney whose technical skills are so finely tuned and whose professional demeanor is so perfectly suited for dealing with clients in any type of situation. We have worked together closely on many complicated tax issues from estate planning to entity structuring to exit strategies for shareholders and partners. In each situation, he has comported himself with confidence, true professionalism and brilliant strategic skills. I have watched him enter emotionally charged situations and diffuse them with the assurance and temperance of an individual who possesses great negotiating capabilities. But the highest compliment I can pay to Lee Popkin is that his enthusiasm for strategic teamwork has inspired this 30-year veteran CPA to find joy in her career again.