Welcome to Laney & Laney P.A., CPA!
Welcome to the office of Laney & Laney P.A., CPA! Located in Orlando, Florida, our team provides financial services to both individuals and businesses.
Gray Laney | CPA, President
Gray Laney co-founded Laney & Laney, P.A. in 1975 with his late father, Marion G. Laney, Sr. Gray was an accounting major at the University of Florida where he obtained his BSBA degree in 1970. While he was in graduate school obtaining his MBA degree from Stetson University (’73), he worked at Wells, Laney, Baer & Meyer CPA’s in Orlando. At the same time he completed his military obligation by serving in the U. S. Army Reserve in the Headquarters Company of the 143rd Transportation Command (now the 143rd Sustainment Command) in Taft, FL. He retired from the ready reserve with rank of Captain as an Adjutant General Officer. Gray has been a member of the Florida Institute of CPA’s for over 40 years. Gray is native of Orlando and has lived in the same house in Winter Park with his wife, Deedee since 1981.
Mary Beth (Deedee) Wells is from New Castle, PA and graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (Interior Design). Deedee was an active licensed Interior Designer for many years and is currently working in sales part time at Interiors Trading Co. – Orlando. During her career she has been fortunate to work at successful local Central Florida furniture stores, Lloyd’s Furniture and Furniture Classics. Deedee and Gray met in the laundry room of the apartment complex where they were both living in 1975 and were married the following year.
The Laney’s have two very special children, son, Andrew and daughter, Erin. Andrew is a Vice President with Iberia Bank in Orlando and Erin Laney Tumolo is a licensed Cosmetologist at the Southern Obsession Salon in Winter Garden. Deedee and Gray are blessed to be the grandparents of Barron Gray Laney and Hensley Grace Laney. This youngest generation of the Laney family is the reason, Deedee works part time. In addition to Andrew and Erin, Deedee and Gray have raised three West Highland White terriers. The current master of the house is Busby (Buzz) and he has the “cutest ears ever”.
Through the years, Gray’s hobbies include working out at the YMCA, golf and anything to do with Gator sports. Go GatorsEmail Gray
Tina Freeman | Office Administrator
Tina Freeman is a native of Peoria, IL. She was transferred to Orlando in 1979 while working in the airline industry as a reservationist with Ozark Airlines. When Ozark was acquired by TWA, she declined the opportunity to relocate out of state.
Instead, she sought a new career challenge. Her first assignment with a personnel agency was working with Laney & Laney, P.A. Her first impression was that the assignment wouldn’t last past the temporary phase of six weeks. That was in March, 1987. Thirty years later, Tina continues to love her job, especially when working one-on-one with our clients, She always tries to treat each person as she would want to be treated, particularly when they don’t quite understand exactly what needs to be done in connection with their tax returns; a little bit of explanation, patience & a smile go a long way in accomplishing the task.
As a testament to her dedication to her job, Tina lives in Clermont, FL with her husband, Jim, and commuted to work in Orlando every day for many years. Even though she no longer has that long drive on a daily basis, she still enjoys meeting with clients at our new location when needed.
Tina & Jim have a daughter, Aubrey, a son, Joel, three grandsons, Austin, Ian, James and a granddaughter, Zoe.Email Laney & Laney
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I hope you’ll forgive me for being blunt.
My name is Gray Laney, I am a CPA in Orlando and I realize that you may not be used to seeing a tax professional talk like this. It’s not my intention to offend (I’m actually being very careful with my words–I’m a tax professional, after all).
But I think you’ll agree that the times we’re currently facing require a little straight talk.
Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes. But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!
As a tax professional, it truly breaks my heart, knowing that just a few thousand, or even a few hundred bucks for us “regular guys” out of that vast pool of overcharging could make a world of difference–and they are just sitting there, unclaimed! And with the economy we’re facing now…it’s essential that the “right” professional handles your taxes, books, or other financial matters.
You see, all tax and accounting professionals are not the same. From the “discount” chains (notice the quotes) to classic accounting firms, most fly through tax season in a disorganized mess–bleary-eyed and hopped-up on caffeine. It’s no wonder that they treat you like a number and lapse into excuses and accountant-talk. (I told you that I would be blunt.)
I’ve put more of my thoughts on these matters in a Free Report for Individuals: “The Top Five Money-Saving IRS ‘Secrets’ for Tough Economic Times” and special White Paper for Business Owners: “Seven Strategies for Increased Profits During a Recession.” In the box to the right, enter your information and we’ll immediately rush you one of these reports.
Feel free to poke around our site and discover why we’ve been called “The Most Trusted Tax and Accounting Professionals in the Orlando Area.”
Talk again soon,
Gray Laney, CPA
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PPS–Already ready to come in? I don’t blame you…many folks are fed up with the other options out there. Our schedule is very full…but if you call us at (407) 425-2657 or email us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away! We will NOT make dealing with a tax professional as painful as it’s been in the past!