Abe Schlisselfeld, CPA, EA

Managing Partner

Abe Schlisselfeld
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New York City
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.201.3159
Fax: 212.201.3160


Abe Schlisselfeld, CPA, EA, is the Managing Partner of Marks Paneth LLP. In this capacity, he oversees the firm's operations, manages business development efforts and consults on key clients. He is chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee and plays a major role in developing strategy, setting policy and overseeing acquisitions.

Prior to becoming Managing Partner in 2021, Mr. Schlisselfeld was the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Real Estate Group. In that role, he advised 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 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

Professional Memberships

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

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Corporate and Partnership Taxation
Multistate Taxation
High-Net-Worth Individuals
Business-Entity Structuring

Licensed In

New York
National, Enrolled agent licensed to practice before the IRS

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