Howard Hoff, CPA, CGMAPartner-in-Charge, Commercial Business Group
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Howard Hoff, CPA, CGMA, brings more than 25 years of experience in accounting and consulting to his position as the Partner-in-Charge of the Commercial Business Group at Marks Paneth LLP. In this capacity, he provides a broad range of services to a diverse client base. Mr. Hoff spends the majority of his time working with clients to improve the organization, structure and profitability of their businesses.
Mr. Hoff works with his clients in many different roles. In his role as lead audit and client service partner, he provides his clients with insightful and effective solutions. He is involved in every phase of the engagement from planning to review of the financial statements. He is a trusted advisor and works closely with clients to help them strategize from a tax, financial and business perspective to achieve their goals.
He also provides consulting services to help his clients secure financing. In this regard, he works with client personnel to prepare financial projections and financing models, which financial institutions utilize in their approval processes. In addition to his business and financial acumen, Mr. Hoff is recognized for his expertise in the jewelry and apparel industries. Further, Mr. Hoff offers guidance on acquisition and due diligence matters as well as the structuring of mergers, acquisitions and buyouts. Since many of his clients have global operations, he works closely with the firm’s international tax specialists to create efficient foreign tax plans for both foreign companies coming to do business in the United States as well as domestic companies looking to do business overseas.
Mr. Hoff is one of the firm’s representatives to Morison KSi, a global association of leading independent accounting and consulting firms. Morison KSi serves clients with complex needs across multiple jurisdictions and continents. Mr. Hoff’s involvement in MI facilitates our ability to providing our clients with high-quality professional services, no matter where their business takes them.
He leads the firm’s lender services initiative and his team has worked on initial funding and annual examinations for many lending institutions in various industries. The team specializes in the apparel and textile industry, service organizations, real estate and the diamond and jewelry industry. They have assisted lenders with fraud and forensic examinations on troubled loan portfolios. He has authored articles for trade publications including The Secured Lender.
Mr. Hoff began his career at Laventhol & Horwath where he spent five years. In the mid-1990s, he moved to Zeitlin Sonet and Hoff CPAs where his efforts as Partner greatly impacted the rapid expansion of that firm’s business. In 1996, that firm combined with Marks Paneth, where he has continued to build a strong book of business.
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Chartered Global Management Accountant
Past President, Contemporary Credit Club
Past President, Rye Brook Youth Soccer Organization
Accounting, Auditing, Compilations and Reviews
General Business Consulting
Financial Planning and Restructuring
Due Diligence and Acquisitions
Restructuring and Workout Services
Export, Import and Wholesale Distribution
Jewelry and Apparel