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Acquiring wealth and building a successful business takes great skill and personal ambition. Managing your wealth and insuring your legacy likewise takes skill and experience.

The Marcum Family Wealth Services Group is dedicated to helping you manage your wealth, assisting in transferring it to succeeding generations, accomplishing your lifetime objectives, and helping you accomplish your philanthropic goals.

We are professionals with a wide array of talents. We are tax professionals with expertise in personal income tax planning and estate planning. We are accountants who simply make your life easier by handling your day-to-day financial matters by analyzing your expenses and paying your bills.

We provide tax planning and compliance services including the preparation of myriad governmental filings and tax returns. Family Wealth Services can be your family office for all matters. We can also be your professional service provider for just those areas where you need specialized guidance and experience. Marcum also belongs to the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), an international professional association of independently-owned accounting and consulting firms. LEA provides the Firm and its clients access to the resources of a multibillion dollar global professional services organization.

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Carolyn  Mazzenga, Office Managing Partner, Tax & Business
Practice Leader
Office Managing Partner
Tax & Business
Melville, NY
NY

David  Appel, Senior Partner, Tax & Business
Senior Partner
Tax & Business
Miami, FL
FL

Robert L. Babek, Office Managing Partner, Tax & Business
Office Managing Partner
Tax & Business
Los Angeles, CA
CA

Janis L. Cowhey, Partner, Tax & Business
Partner
Tax & Business
New York, NY
NY

Ronald  Finkelstein, Partner, Tax & Business
Partner
Tax & Business
Melville, NY
NY

David  First, Partner, Tax & Business
Partner
Tax & Business
New York, NY
NY

 
Rorrie  Gregorio, Family Office Leader, Tax & Business
Family Office Leader
Tax & Business
New York, NY
NY

Kathleen  Lens, Partner, Assurance
Partner
Assurance
Philadelphia, PA
PA

Michele  Lipson, Partner, Tax & Business
Partner
Tax & Business
Miami, FL
FL

Thomas  McGlone, Partner, Tax & Business
Partner
Tax & Business
Philadelphia, PA
PA

John J. Mezzanotte, Office Managing Partner, Tax & Business
Office Managing Partner
Tax & Business
Greenwich, CT
CT

Armand  Rossi, Partner, Tax & Business
Partner
Tax & Business
New Haven, CT
CT

 
Jeffrey  Saltzer, Partner, Tax & Business
Partner
Tax & Business
New York, NY
NY

 
 
2018 YEAR-END TAX GUIDE

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