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Mark Kavanaugh Joins CohnReznick as a Tax Partner in the Affordable Housing Industry Practice


1/27/15

New York, NY – Mark Kavanaugh, CPA, has joined CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S., as a tax partner and member of the Firm’s Affordable Housing Industry Practice. He is based in the Firm’s New York, NY office.

Mark brings more than 24 years of public accounting experience developing expertise in partnership, corporate, and individual taxation for the real estate industry. He brings a comprehensive understanding of the significant impact, both beneficial and detrimental, that income taxation has upon real estate development and ownership. Mark’s areas of focus have included planning, research and compliance with respect to partnership allocations, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, historic rehabilitation tax credits, brownfield redevelopment tax credits, long-term contracts, IRC §1031 like-kind exchanges, cancellation of indebtedness, and taxation of high-net-worth individuals. In addition, Mark has experience in successfully representing clients through IRS tax examinations, as well as those of various state and local taxing authorities.

“Mark and I will work closely together to further the Firm’s significant expansion of the Affordable Housing Industry Practice in the New York metro area,” said Bill Riley, CPA, CohnReznick partner and Northeast Regional Director for the Firm’s Affordable Housing Industry Practice.

Prior to joining CohnReznick, Mark was a founding partner of a New York City-based accounting firm that provides deal structuring, audit, taxation, and financial analysis services to developers and owners of real estate.

“Mark’s vast experience with the tax issues impacting the affordable housing sector will have a great impact on our New York office, and our current and future clients. We’re delighted to have him on board,” said Steve Mayer, CPA, Office Managing Partner – New York.

A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Mark earned a Bachelor of Science, Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance from New York University.

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