June 06, 2016
Marcum LLP Names New Tax and Assurance Partners
New York City, NY - Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory services firm, has named three new partners in the Firm's New York office. David DiFusco joins Marcum as partner-in-charge of Tax & Business Services. Andrew Ebneter joins as a tax partner. Natalie Verbanac is a new assurance services partner.
David DiFusco – Partner-in-Charge, Tax & Business Services, New York office
David DiFusco, CPA, JD, has more than 25 years of experience in tax and business services. His technical expertise in tax accounting was honed serving as a regional leader for FAS 109 Competency at a "Big 4" accounting firm, where he focused on U.S. and international tax accounting (GAAP and IFRS), FIN 48 and Sarbanes-Oxley. Prior to that, he built a global tax department at a prominent investment management firm.
Mr. DiFusco is a founding member of the Taxation Advisory Board at Fordham University, where he is also an adjunct professor. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA), and the bar associations for New York, Connecticut and the Federal Northern District of New York.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with an Accounting and Finance dual major from the Wharton School and a Master of Science in Taxation from the Fordham University School of Business. He received his JD in tax law from the Albany Law School.
Andrew E. Ebneter – Partner, Tax & Business Services, New York office
Andrew Ebneter, JD, is a member of Marcum's State and Local Tax Practice Group. He has more than 15 years of tax experience, primarily serving corporate and pass through entities with state income tax and indirect tax matters. Mr. Ebneter advises clients in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and entertainment industries, as well as services companies. His expertise includes nexus studies, state income tax revenue sourcing studies, sales tax revenue taxability studies, state income/franchise tax compliance and provision review, tax audit defense and credit and incentive projects. He also has experience in tax due diligence and restructuring with a focus on state tax efficiencies.
Mr. Ebneter earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Siena College and a JD from the Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Natalie Verbanac – Partner, Assurance Services, New York office
Natalie Verbanac, CPA, has more than 19 years of experience conducting audits of financial statements and internal controls, and performing due diligence services for clients nationally and internationally in a wide range of industries, including life sciences and healthcare technology, retail and consumer products, manufacturing and distribution, and advertising in both the private and public sector. Prior to joining Marcum, Ms. Verbanac worked in the assurance practice for an international public accounting and consulting firm, focusing on audit and due diligence services for publicly and privately held companies and audits of employee benefit plans.
She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AIPCA) and serves as secretary to the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). She received her BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University, where she is a member of the Business Advisory Board.
About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as Grand Cayman, China and Ireland. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation and litigation support; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high net worth individuals, private equity funds and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.