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Marks Paneth Appoints Partner to Real Estate Group

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/14 -- Leading New York-area accounting firm Marks Paneth LLP has appointed Michael W. Hurwitz, CPA, MST, partner in the firm's Real Estate Group.

Mr. Hurwitz serves public and private companies in the real estate sector and advises them on real estate investment trusts (REITS). In addition, he advises clients on opportunity funds, portfolio restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions, partnership taxation and core tax compliance issues. He also has deep transaction structuring, tax due diligence and merger and acquisition experience.

"Michael's deep understanding of the complex issues facing the real estate industry and his experience with tax issues facing real estate investment trusts add value to the services we offer our real estate clients," said William H. Jennings, Partner-in-Charge of Marks Paneth's Real Estate Group.

Mr. Hurwitz joined Marks Paneth in 2013 as an executive consultant. He is an adjunct professor at New York University's Schack Institute of Real Estate and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University and a Master of Science Taxation (MST) from Pace University. A resident of Larchmont, New York, he is an active participant in the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).

For more information or a conversation with Mr. Hurwitz, please contact Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller of Sommerfield Communications at (212) 255-8386 or [email protected].

About Marks Paneth LLP

Marks Paneth LLP is an accounting firm with over 500 people, of whom approximately 65 are partners and principals. The firm provides public and private businesses with a full range of auditing, accounting, tax, consulting, bankruptcy and restructuring services as well as litigation and corporate financial advisory services to domestic and international clients. The firm also specializes in providing tax advisory and consulting for high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as a wide range of services for international, real estate, media, entertainment, nonprofit, professional and financial services, and energy clients. The firm has a strong track record supporting emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, business owners and investors as they navigate the business life cycle.

The firm's subsidiary, Tailored Technologies, LLC, provides information technology consulting services. In addition, its membership in Morison International, a leading international association for independent business advisers, financial consulting and accounting firms, facilitates service delivery to clients throughout the United States and around the world. Marks Paneth LLP, whose origins date back to 1907, is the 33rd largest accounting firm in the nation and the 10th largest in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition, readers of the New York Law Journal rank Marks Paneth as one of the area's top forensic accounting firms for the fourth year in a row.

Its headquarters are in Manhattan. Additional offices are in Westchester, Long Island and the Cayman Islands. For more information, please visit www.markspaneth.com.

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