For decades, Marks Paneth has provided audit, tax and advisory services to entities that own and manage hospitality assets. Our distinguished client roster includes limited service properties, high-end resorts, franchised hotels, boutique hotels, restaurants, catering establishments and their management companies.

We have been, and remain, fully-engaged in every aspect of the business cycle – from acquisitions and operational optimization to dispositions.


  • Strategic and Tactical Consulting
  • Audits, Reviews and Compilations
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Due Diligence
  • Lender Services
  • Local Sales Tax Issues
  • Financing
  • Management Team Hiring Advice
  • Operational Consulting
  • Transaction Services


Group Leader

Lawrence Cohen
Partner-in-Charge, Business Management and Family Office, Hospitality Group Leader

Lawrence Cohen, CPA, is the Partner-in-Charge of the Business Management and Family Office Group at Marks Paneth LLP. He also serves as the firm’s Hospitality Group Leader. He rejoined the firm in 2009 after having served for many years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Griffin Group, the private equity investment and management company of the late Merv Griffin that invested in a variety of industries including media, entertainment and hospitality.

In his role leading the Business Management and Family Office Group, Mr. Cohen draws on his deep experience running Merv Griffin’s Family Office as well as advising high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, CEOs and CFOs on business strategy.