Marks Paneth Promotes New Partners

January 6, 2020

New York, NY (January 6, 2020) – Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Marks Paneth LLP, has announced the promotion of the following professionals to partner, effective January 1, 2020:

Pamela Cianciotta, Commercial Business Group, provides tax, accounting and consulting services to clients in various commercial industries, as well as commercial and residential real estate. She has additional expertise in the auditing of pension plans, including ESOPs, and works with clients in the wholesale/distribution industries. Ms. Cianciotta is based in the firm’s Long Island office.

Gina Citrola, Real Estate Group, specializes in the audit of residential properties in the affordable housing industry, including those endorsed by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and those in the low-income housing tax credit program (LIHTC). She provides audit and tax services to a wide range of other clients in the real estate and commercial business industries. Ms. Citrola is based in the firm’s Long Island office.

Magdalena Czerniawski, Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group, provides tax services to a wide array of nonprofits, including charitable organizations, schools, social welfare organizations, professional associations and private foundations. Ms. Czerniawski is based in the firm’s New York office.

John D’Amico, Professional Standards Group, specializes in pre-issuance reviews of nonprofit organizations, governments and Single Audits. Mr. D'Amico also provides consultation on accounting and attestation matters, and tests and monitors the firm's quality review policies and procedures. He teaches continuing education classes for the firm and on behalf of the AICPA nationally. Mr. D’Amico is based in the firm’s New York office.

Matthew Estersohn, Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group, plans, coordinates and conducts audits for a wide range of nonprofits, including social service organizations, health and welfare organizations, educational institutions, private foundations and membership organizations. He also specializes in Single Audits for nonprofits that receive federal funding. Mr. Estersohn is based in the firm’s New York office.

Jennifer Leelaviwatana, Private Client Services Group, provides a broad range of tax planning and consulting services in the real estate and professional services industries, estates and trusts, as well as for high-net-worth individuals and closely-held businesses.  Ms. Leelaviwatana is based in the firm’s New York office.

Elizabeth Mueller, Hospitality Group, specializes in providing audit, advisory and tax services to privately-held entities that own and manage hospitality assets, including hotels, restaurants, limited-service properties, high-end resorts and management companies. Ms. Mueller is based in the firm’s New York office.

Deana Wetzel, Real Estate Group, specializes in audit and consulting engagements for both commercial and residential real estate clients as well as co-ops and condominiums and is involved with several high-profile real estate clients. Ms. Wetzel is based in the firm’s Long Island office.