Retail and Consumer Products

Marks Paneth’s Retail Practice delivers audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to clients in all sectors of the retail industry – including jewelry, apparel, household goods, optical, drugstores and furniture stores. Our specialists help retailers comply with regulatory and reporting requirements; improve business processes; identify and address cash flow issues; benchmark against industry norms and implement best practices; and manage risk.

In addition to directly serving retailers, we work closely with companies that support the retail industry as or clients include factoring and finance companies.


  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Markdown Analysis
  • Facilitation of Financing
  • Local and Interstate Sales Tax Issues
  • Purchase or Lease Decision Analysis
  • Development or Improvement of Inventory and Cash Management Controls
  • Development and Maintenance of Warehousing and Distribution Systems
  • Inventory Valuation Methods
  • Forecasts and Projections
  • Sales Per Square Foot Analysis
  • IRC Section 263A – Uniform Capitalization Issues
  • Local and Interstate Sales Tax
  • Domestic Production Activities Deductions


Group Leader

Howard Hoff
Partner-in-Charge, Commercial Business Group