Marks Paneth’s Abe Schlisselfeld Receives Top Opportunity Zone Award

July 8, 2020

New York, NY (July 8, 2020)Abe Schlisselfeld, CPA, EA, Partner-in-Charge of the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth LLP, was selected as one of the “Top 25 Opportunity Zone Influencers” in the Tax Specialist category by Opportunity Zone Magazine. Winners were evaluated based on their vision, influence and industry experience.

Mr. Schlisselfeld has dedicated his career to serving New York’s real estate market, advising commercial and residential real estate owners, real estate management firms and real estate investment trusts (REITs) on all facets of accounting and taxation. He has been at the forefront of examining the tax benefits and implications of the Qualified Opportunity Zones program since its introduction in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, enabling him to become a significant thought leader on the topic.

“It is an honor to be recognized among such prominent leaders,” said Mr. Schlisselfeld. “This award reflects our commitment to excellence in helping our clients benefit from this groundbreaking tax-savings opportunity.”

Opportunity Zone Magazine is the country’s leading education, networking and marketing platform for key players in the industry. The platform connects individuals who are interested in learning about opportunity zones, including fund managers, attorneys, real estate developers, tax specialists, investment banks, institutional investors and government officials.