Marks Paneth & Shron LLP Adds Public Charity and Private Foundation Specialist as New Partner in Wes

September 8, 2011

New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY (September 8, 2011) – New York-area accounting firm Marks Paneth LLP has announced that Anthony J. Tempesta, CPA, age 53, has joined the firm as a Partner in the Nonprofit and Government Services Group. Mr. Tempesta will be based in Marks Paneth's Westchester office in Tarrytown, NY, and will play a key role in carrying out that office's overall growth strategy.

Mr. Tempesta was most recently president and managing partner of Tempesta & Farrell, P.C., the CPA firm he co-founded in 1996. His nonprofit clients include public charities and private foundations, such as the Greentree Foundation, New York University and the Outreach Project.

"Tony's experience in the nonprofit and government sector, and also with real estate entities, closely held businesses and high-net-worth individuals, will help us continue to serve our sophisticated client base with meaningful and state-of-the-art implementation," said Michael McNee, CPA, Partner-in-Charge of Nonprofit and Government Services Group and the Westchester Office of Marks Paneth.

Mr. Tempesta had previously served as Corporate Controller for the United States Banknote Corporation. He began his career at Touche Ross & Co. He earned a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John's University, where he was elected to Omicron Delta Epsilon, a national economics honor society. Mr. Tempesta has spoken at and contributed to accounting industry education forums, including the Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE). He currently serves on the boards of two nonprofit organizations.

About Marks Paneth

Marks Paneth LLP is an accounting firm with nearly 475 people, of whom approximately 60are partners and principals. The firm provides businesses with a full range of auditing, accounting, tax, consulting, bankruptcy and restructuring services as well as litigation and corporate financial advisory services to domestic and international clients. The firm also specializes in providing tax advisory and consulting for high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as a wide range of services for international, real estate, media, entertainment, nonprofit, professional and financial services and energy clients. The firm has a strong track record supporting emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, business owners and investors as they navigate the business life cycle.

The firm's subsidiary, Tailored Technologies, LLC, provides information technology consulting services. In addition, its membership in JHI, the leading international association for independent business advisers, financial consulting and accounting firms, facilitates service delivery to clients throughout the United States and around the world. Marks Paneth LLP, whose origins date back to 1907, is the 30th largest firm in the nation and the 13th largest in the New York area. In addition, readers of the New York Law Journal rank Marks Paneth as one of the area's top forensic accounting firms.

Its headquarters are in Manhattan. Additional offices are in Westchester, Long Island and the Cayman Islands. For more information, please visit