SOURCE: Marks Paneth LLP

Marks Paneth LLP

May 22, 2014 10:00 ET

Transactional Tax Specialist Joins Marks Paneth as Partner

David R. Gette, CPA, Brings Deep Experience Advising Companies and Private Equity Funds on Domestic and Cross-Border Transactions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 22, 2014) - Accounting firm Marks Paneth LLP announced that David R. Gette, CPA has joined the firm as a tax partner.

Mr. Gette brings over 20 years of tax experience and has an extensive background advising private equity funds and public and private companies on the tax implications of domestic and cross-border transactions. He has represented clients in all aspects of federal taxation including acquisitions, dispositions, internal restructurings, joint ventures, post-deal integration and other capital-related matters. He also possesses sell-side experience, providing assistance with deal process preparation as well as tax planning and structuring for potential sale transactions.

"Privately-owned companies and their owners comprise an important part of our client base. David's knowledge of complex transactional tax issues adds value to the services we offer these sophisticated clients," said Steven Eliach, Principal-in-Charge of the Tax Practice at Marks Paneth.

Mr. Gette comes to Marks Paneth from Ernst & Young where he was Transaction Tax Partner in the Transaction Advisory Services practice. Prior to that he was a Managing Director specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions at PwC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and is licensed to practice in New York, Minnesota and North Dakota. Mr. Gette holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Moorhead State University. He is a resident of Somers, New York.

For more information or to speak with David Gette, please contact Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller of Sommerfield Communications, Inc. at (212) 255-8386 or katarina@sommerfield.com.

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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