Marks Paneth Adds Depth to Key Practice Areas

February 18, 2016

Leading accounting firm announces addition of five partners across real estate and tax practices

(NEW YORK, NY-- Feb. 18, 2016) - Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Marks Paneth LLP, is pleased to announce that four partners have joined the firm, effective January 1, 2016.

Isidor Hefter, CPA, is a Partner in the firm’s Tax Group. With more than 30 years’ experience, Mr. Hefter specializes in tax planning and research for corporate and high-net-worth individuals, estate tax planning and representation before the Internal Revenue Service, as well as the State and City of New York. Mr. Hefter maintains a diversified practice which includes the real estate and entertainment industries. He is based in the firm’s midtown Manhattan headquarters.

Avery E. Neumark, CPA, JD, LL.M., is a Partner in the firm’s Tax Group. Mr. Neumark is an attorney with more than 35 years’ experience in employee benefits and executive compensation, as well as ERISA, pension audits, health and welfare plans, and compensation consulting. Mr. Neumark is a member of several premier professional organizations and serves on their employee benefits-related committees. He is based in the firm’s midtown Manhattan headquarters.

Frank A. Petitto, CPA, is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Group. With more than 30 years’ experience, Mr. Petitto specializes in audit services for the construction, real estate, insurance and apparel industries. In addition, he serves closely-held businesses, providing estate and financial planning services. He is based in the firm’s Woodbury, Long Island office.

Neil A. Sonenberg, CPA, is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Group. Mr. Sonenberg brings more than 35 years’ experience serving the real estate industry, including commercial building owners, operators and developers, apartment building operators, building maintenance services, co-op and condominium boards, and Common Interest Realty Associations. In addition, Mr. Sonenberg advises on tax structuring in real estate transactions and has performed extensive forensic work. While Mr. Sonenberg has a primary focus on real estate, he maintains a diversified practice. He is based in the firm’s midtown Manhattan headquarters.

“We are excited about integrating the talent these partners bring to our firm. They complement our expertise in real estate, commercial audit and tax, high-net-worth tax, and ERISA and pension consulting.” said Harry Moehringer, Marks Paneth’s Managing Partner.

About Marks Paneth

Marks Paneth LLP is an accounting firm with more than 600 people, including over 80 partners and principals. The firm provides public and private businesses with a full range of auditing, accounting, tax, consulting, trade remediation and valuation services as well as litigation and 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, hospitality, media, entertainment, nonprofit and government services 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, Marks Paneth’s membership in Morison KSi Ltd., 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 35th largest accounting firm in the nation and the 9th 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.

Marks Paneth is headquartered in New York City, with additional offices in Washington, DC, New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester. For more information, please visit 

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