Marks Paneth & Shron announces new partner

Marks Paneth & Shron LLP (MP&S), a leading New York area accounting firm, announced today that Daniel Kesner, CPA, 44, has joined the firm as a partner in the Family Office and Business Management Group. Kesner joins MP&S from Starr & Co., a business management firm in New York where he was a managing director. At MP&S, Kesner will lead a team that helps businesses, high-net-worth individuals, and their families proactively identify and capitalize on financial opportunities, as well as identify and resolve financial challenges.

"We are delighted to bring Dan Kesner on board as a partner," said Arthur E. Cannata, CPA, and Mark Levenfus, CPA, managing partners of Marks Paneth & Shron LLP. "Dan's experience supports the services our Family Office and Business Management Group is committed to offering our clients. Now more than ever, our business and high-net-worth clients rely on trusted counsel to help overcome the economic challenges that we face. Dan's expertise and guidance will strengthen the services our Family Office and Business Management Group provides, particularly in the current climate."

The MP&S Family Office and Business Management Group was established to provide clients with a single, independent point of contact to assist them with organizing and maintaining control of their financial affairs. Services offered by the MP&S Family Office and Business Management Group include cash management, financial reporting and planning, day-to-day bookkeeping, estate/wealth preservation, tax planning and tax return preparation, payroll tax returns, insurance overview and analysis, investment tracking and reporting, construction project oversight, vendor negotiations and arranging and facilitating bank financing and fostering banking relationships.

About Daniel Kesner

Daniel Kesner, CPA, has more than 22 years of experience working in both professional services firms and in the private sector. Kesner's broad background includes providing a full spectrum of financial, accounting, tax and ancillary services. In addition to previously serving as a managing director of Starr & Co. and as a committee member of Starr Investment Advisors, Kesner served as a member of the board of directors of a high-fashion business in New York.

Kesner holds a Bachelor of Science from the School of Management of the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kesner will be based in the MP&S Manhattan office.

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, tax, 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 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 32nd 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.

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