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Marks Paneth & Shron LLP

January 22, 2013 10:00 ET

Accounting Firm Marks Paneth & Shron Appoints New Partner and Two Principals

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) - Accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron LLP (MP&S) has named a new partner and principal to its Tax Practice and a new principal to its Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group.

"These individuals have proven their superb expertise and effectiveness in advising businesses and high-net-worth individuals on tax planning and international tax matters, as well as in providing consulting, analytical and expert testimony services in labor and employment and commercial disputes," said Mark Levenfus, CPA, co-managing partner of Marks Paneth & Shron. Harry Moehringer, CPA, and also co-managing partner, said, "They embody the firm's commitment to helping our clients navigate this increasingly complex economic and tax environment."

The new partner and principals are based in MP&S's Manhattan headquarters:

  • Dawn Rhodes, CPA, Partner in the Tax Practice, 41, assists individuals and closely held businesses with tax planning and consulting services. Specializing in matters related to the real estate industry, estates and trusts and high-net-worth individuals, she also has expertise in partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. She joined Lipziger & Breskin LLP in 1994 which combined with MP&S in 2006. Ms. Rhodes holds a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a M.S. in Accounting from Binghamton University. A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, she is a resident of Staten Island, New York.

  • Paul Bercovici, LL.B., Principal in the Tax Practice, 55, advises clients, both US citizens and foreign nationals, on international tax issues associated with living in and outside the United States. He also assists foreign and domestic corporations with structuring their US and offshore operations. He joined MP&S in 2009 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor. Mr. Bercovici is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association (USA Branch) and the International Tax Institute. He resides in Larchmont, New York.

  • Josefina Tranfa-Abboud, Ph.D., Principal in the Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group, 48, provides clients with economic analysis related to modelling and estimation of economic damages in labor and employment disputes, as well as commercial disputes involving claims of breach of contract and business interruption. She also performs research, statistical analysis and damages analysis and serves as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Tranfa-Abboud also provides transfer pricing analysis services to mid-market corporations with cross-border affiliates, as well as other economic consulting services to our corporate clients. She joined MP&S in 2007 and holds a B.S. in Economics from Universidad Central de Venezuela and a Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University. Dr. Tranfa-Abboud is also fluent in Spanish and Italian. She is a resident of Morristown, New Jersey. 

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About Marks Paneth & Shron LLP

Marks Paneth & Shron LLP is an accounting firm with nearly 475 people, of whom approximately 60 are partners and principals. The firm provides 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 & Shron LLP, whose origins date back to 1907, is the 32nd largest accounting firm in the nation and the 16th largest in the New York area. In addition, readers of the New York Law Journal rank MP&S as one of the area's top forensic accounting firms for the third 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

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