Michael W. Hurwitz, CPA, MST

Partner, REIT Group Leader

Michael W. Hurwitz
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New York City
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.201.2230
Fax: 212.201.2231


Michael W. Hurwitz, CPA, MST, is a Partner and REIT Group Leader at Marks Paneth LLP. Mr. Hurwitz brings more than 30 years of experience and a versatile set of skills acquired through working for both public and private companies in the real estate sector.  

His industry knowledge spans a vast number of areas including real estate tax issues, public and private real estate investment trusts (REITs), opportunity funds, portfolio restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions, partnership taxation and core tax compliance matters. Mr. Hurwitz has been involved in a variety of negotiations including structuring and implementing strategic transactions, tax due diligence assignments, mergers and acquisitions and many other special tax and non-tax projects.  

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hurwitz served for more than 4 years as the director of taxation at a publicly traded REIT where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the tax department. In this capacity, he researched and resolved tax issues, made sure that the company operated in a REIT-compliant manner, assisted in capital market transactions and coordinated and monitored the entire tax compliance process.  Mr. Hurwitz also spent over 18 years working in global and regional public accounting firms. Most recently, he was a senior manager in a Big Four accounting firm's real estate group serving primarily institutional, opportunity funds and high-net-worth individuals. 

Mr. Hurwitz is a former adjunct professor at New York University's Schack Institute of Real Estate – and taught partnership taxation and other related real estate tax topics. He also chairs a networking group of tax directors and is an active participant in the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. 


Syracuse University
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Pace University
Master of Science in Taxation

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Westchester Chapter

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Trusts

Licensed In

New York

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