Laura E. LaForgia, CPA, MST, AEPĀ®


685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 710-6214
Fax: (212) 710-6215


Laura E. LaForgia, CPA, MST, AEP®, is a Partner at Marks Paneth LLP. She specializes in tax issues related to high-net-worth individuals and family groups as well as estates, trusts and private foundations. She provides guidance on matters relating to income tax, estate and gift tax, foreign transaction reporting, multi-state taxation and financial planning. She has extensive experience working with successful executives in the legal and financial services industries.

Ms. LaForgia's diverse background includes positions at Paneth, Haber & Zimmerman LLP, a predecessor firm of today's firm. Prior to rejoining Marks Paneth, she worked at a boutique accounting firm, where her many duties included co-administering the tax department, managing a high-net-worth practice and recruitment.

Ms. LaForgia holds a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) from Long Island University and received that institution's Faculty Award for Academic Excellence. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Adelphi University, graduating cum laude.

Ms. LaForgia is based in Marks Paneth's Manhattan office and is licensed in New York as a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, serving many years on the Trust and Estate Administration Committee. She is also a member of the National Association of Female Executives and the Estate Planning Council (EPC) of New York City. In June 2014, she was elected to a three-year term on the EPC of New York City's Board of Directors and will be a Director of Accounting. In addition to her professional activities, she volunteers her time with animal rescue groups. 


Adelphi University
Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, cum laude

Long Island University
Master of Science in Taxation

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
     Member, Trust and Estate Administration Committee
Estate Planning Council of New York City
     Member. Board of Directors
     Director of Accounting
National Association of Female Executives

Other Affiliations

Kat Connection, East Meadow, New York
National Organization of Italian American Women

Practice Areas

Tax Consulting
High-Net-Worth Individuals
Trusts and Estates
Private Foundations

Licensed In

New York