Marks Paneth appoints lawyer Steven Eliach to lead the tax practice

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Marks Paneth has announced that Steven Eliach, JD, LL.M., TEP, has been appointed Principal-in-Charge, Tax. In addition to his client service responsibilities he will oversee personnel, business development and other administrative duties. He will also serve on the Executive Committee of the firm.

Mr. Eliach has spent nearly his entire career at Marks Paneth and its predecessor firms. Over the years, he has held many positions within the firm, becoming a Principal in 1996. During this time, he has become adept at devising complex real estate planning strategies using joint ventures, options, and like kind exchanges. In order to produce optimal results for his clients, Mr. Eliach has also developed sophisticated estate planning capabilities where he uses techniques such as Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Family Partnerships. Additionally, he is frequently called upon to structure complex business transactions involving mergers, sales, exchanges, partnership formation and liquidation as well as planning for start-up companies and S Corporations.

The Firm has also appointed two new tax partners, both joining from Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company.

Isidor Hefter specializes in tax planning and research for corporate and high-net-worth individuals, estate tax planning and representation before the Internal Revenue Service, as well as the State and City of New York. Mr. Hefter maintains a diversified practice which includes the real estate and entertainment industries. He is based in the firm’s midtown Manhattan headquarters.

Avery E. Neumark, CPA, JD, LL.M., is an attorney with more than 35 years’ experience in employee benefits and executive compensation, as well as ERISA, pension audits, health and welfare plans, and compensation consulting. Mr. Neumark is a member of several premier professional organizations and serves on their employee benefits-related committees. He is based in the firm’s midtown Manhattan headquarters.

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