Accounting Firm Marks Paneth Appoints New Partners to Its Tax Practice and Commercial Businesses Gro

February 18, 2015

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 18, 2015) -

Accounting firm Marks Paneth LLP has appointed two partners as of January 1, 2015. Joseph M. Giampapa, CPA, 34, is a partner in the firm's Tax Practice, and Ryszard (Richard) Jania, CPA, 39, is a partner in the Commercial Businesses Group. Both are based in Marks Paneth's Manhattan headquarters.

Mr. Giampapa provides high-net-worth individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts and private foundations with tax planning and consulting services. He also assists with state, local and federal tax filings. Mr. Giampapa holds a B.S. in Accounting from King's College of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a resident of Red Bank, New Jersey.

Mr. Jania serves commercial businesses, including those in the jewelry and apparel industries, many of which are US subsidiaries of foreign (including India-based) companies. He has experience in performing field examinations of jewelry companies and has advised clients in the professional services, fast food, technology and software industries. Mr. Jania holds a B.S. in accounting from Brooklyn College and is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a resident of Colonia, New Jersey.

"The deep experience, expertise and effectiveness of these professionals in advising businesses and high-net-worth individuals on various matters enhances the services we offer our sophisticated client base," said Mark Levenfus, CPA, managing partner of Marks Paneth.

For more information, please contact Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller of Sommerfield Communications, Inc. at (212) 255-8386 or

About Marks Paneth

Marks Paneth LLP is an accounting firm with more than 550 people, including over 70 partners and principals. The firm provides public and private 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 Morison International, a 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, whose origins date back to 1907, is the 33rd largest accounting firm in the nation and the 10th largest in the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, readers of the New York Law Journal rank Marks Paneth as one of the area's top three forensic accounting firms for the fifth year in a row.

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

Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller
Sommerfield Communications, Inc.
(212) 255-8386

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