Accounting firm Marks, Paneth & Shron adds partner

Accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron LLP (MP&S) has announced that Michele A. Lazzara, CPA, 38, has joined the firm as a partner. She will be based in the MP&S Westchester office.

Marks Paneth & Shron is a New York City-based accounting firm with nearly 500 people, 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 services, and energy clients.

Lazzara comes to Marks Paneth & Shron from ERE LLP Accountants & Advisors, where she was partner-in-charge of its Westchester office. Lazzara's expertise includes corporate/partnership tax planning, financial planning and individual tax planning. She has a track record serving closely held businesses, investment partnerships, nonprofits, professional service firms, the real estate industry, and wholesale and distribution businesses.

"We are pleased to welcome Michele Lazzara to Marks Paneth & Shron," said Arthur Cannata, CPA and Mark Levenfus, CPA, co-managing partners of Marks Paneth & Shron. "As a firm, we are committed to building our expertise across all geographies. Michele brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of tax and will leverage our Westchester capabilities to service clients in that discipline across multiple industries."

Lazzara is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester, the Westchester Association of Women Business Owners and the board of Easter Seals New York. Lazzara graduated magna cum laude from St. Thomas Aquinas College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She resides in Stony Point, New York.

About Marks Paneth & Shron

Marks Paneth & Shron LLP (MP&S) is an accounting firm with nearly 500 people, approximately 70 of whom are partners and principals. The firm provides businesses with a full range of auditing, accounting and tax 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 also provides information technology consulting services through its Tailored Technologies subsidiary. In addition, its membership in JHI, the 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, whose origins date back to 1907, is the 28th largest accounting firm in the U.S., and the 15th largest in the New York area. 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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