Avery E. Neumark, CPA, JD, LL.M.

Senior Consultant

Avery E. Neumark
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New York City
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.324.7085


Avery E. Neumark, CPA, JD, LL.M, is a Senior Consultant at Marks Paneth LLP. Mr. Neumark is an attorney with 40 years’ experience specializing in employee benefits and executive compensation, as well as ERISA, retirement and health and welfare planning, and compensation consulting. He has particular expertise in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors, and in serving high-net-worth individuals.  His prior experience in professional services firms includes various leadership and management roles; he also specialized in executive compensation and employee benefits planning with a Big Four accounting firm  and a national accounting firm.   

Mr. Neumark is a former Commissioner of the New York State Insurance Fund. From 1987-1994, he served as a Special Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York, Stan Lundine. In 1991, Governor Mario Cuomo appointed Mr. Neumark Chairman of the New York State Temporary Commission on Worker’s Compensation.

He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Committee and is the past chairman of the Fringe Benefits Sub-Committee. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) and is a member of its Employee Benefits Committee and Mediation and Arbitration Committee. Mr. Neumark has served on the Tax Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Committee and the Tax Management Compensation Planning Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Weill Cornell Medicine Professional Advisory Council.

Mr. Neumark is a charter fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, an organization that recognizes practitioners who have dedicated their careers to the field of employee benefits and executive compensation.

Mr. Neumark has lectured throughout the United States to such groups as the American Bar Association, AICPA and NYSSCPA, Young Presidents Organization, New York University Institute of Federal Taxation, International Association for Financial Planning, American Compensation Association, Institute of Certified Financial Planners and the Practising Law Institute.

He recently joined the National Editorial Board (NEB) for Trendlines, a publication of Thomson Reuters.  He is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and the Fordham University Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Neumark has contributed to various professional publications and has often been quoted in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Business Week, Money Magazine and other publications on current compensation issues


Yeshiva University
Bachelor of Arts

Brooklyn Law School
Juris Doctor (JD)

New York University School of Law
Master of Laws (LL.M) in Taxation

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA)
Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC)
American Bar Association (ABA)
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
Professional Advisory Committee, Central Park Conservancy, New York City
The Lighthouse Guild
Honorary Vice President, Orthodox Union
United Jewish Federation
Past Chairman, Pension Plan Subcommittee
Member, Legal and Tax Panel 

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
ERISA and Pension Consulting
Tax Planning
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) Audits and Correction Programs
Financial Statements Reporting
ESOPs Consulting
Health and Welfare Plans
Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence
Special Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

Licensed In

New York