Abe Schlisselfeld, CPA, EAPartner-in-Charge, Real Estate Group
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Abe Schlisselfeld, CPA, EA, is the Partner-in-Charge of the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth LLP, one of the oldest and largest practice groups within the firm. He also serves as Growth and Alliance Leader of Marks Paneth, assessing mergers, acquisitions, alliances and other efforts, and is a member of the Executive Committee of Marks Paneth, which sets policy and strategy for the firm.
For more than two decades, 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 REITs (real estate investment trusts) on all facets of accounting and taxation. He has explored the tax benefits and implications of the Qualified Opportunity Zones program since its introduction in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, allowing him to become a sought-after speaker on the topic, and also regularly contributes his expertise to discussions of other pressing industry issues, such as the rent regulation laws introduced in the state of New York in 2019. In 2020, Mr. Schlisselfeld was selected as one of the “Top 25 Opportunity Zone Influencers” in the Tax Specialist category by Opportunity Zone Magazine.
In addition to his deep understanding of real estate investing and economic development, Mr. Schlisselfeld has extensive knowledge of multistate taxation, tax planning for high-net-worth individuals and business-entity structuring. He is based in the firm’s New York City headquarters.
Touro College, New York, NY
Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Concentration in Accounting
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Partnerships and LLCs
National Association of Enrolled Agents
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Corporate and Partnership Taxation
National, Enrolled agent licensed to practice before the IRS