NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - Accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron LLP (MP&S) announced that real estate tax specialist Michael W. Hurwitz, 48, has joined the firm as an Executive Consultant.

Mr. Hurwitz brings 25-plus years of experience advising clients on public and private real estate investment trusts (REITs), opportunity funds, portfolio restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions, partnership taxation and tax compliance matters. His expertise also includes negotiations, including structuring and implementing strategic transactions, tax due diligence and mergers and acquisitions in the real estate sector.

Prior to joining MP&S, Mr. Hurwitz was Managing Partner of Hurwitz Consulting. Before that he spent 18 years working for various public accounting firms in New York City. He was a senior manager at a Big Four accounting firm real estate group serving primarily institutional, opportunity fund and high-net-worth individual clients. He subsequently spent several years at a publicly-traded REIT where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the tax department.

"Michael's deep knowledge of complex real estate tax issues adds value to the services we offer our sophisticated clients," said William Jennings, Partner-in-Charge of the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth & Shron.

Mr. Hurwitz is an adjunct professor at New York University's Schack Institute of Real Estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University and Master of Science Taxation from Pace University.

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

About Marks Paneth & Shron LLP

Marks Paneth & Shron 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 & Shron LLP, whose origins date back to 1907, is the 34th 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

Contact Information:

Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller
Sommerfield Communications, Inc.
(212) 255-8386