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David Appel CPA*/PFS

Senior Partner – Tax & Business Services
 

Office Location
One Southeast Third Avenue
Suite 1100
Miami‚ FL 33131
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Contact
305.995.9680
david.appel@marcumllp.com
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David S. Appel is a senior partner in Marcum’s Tax & Business Services division and National Leader of the Firm’s EB-5 Investor Services Practice Group. With more than 30 years of multidisciplinary experience in domestic and international taxation, Mr. Appel focuses his practice on family business tax strategy and consulting services.

He has addressed complex issues of estate, succession and retirement planning, including family wealth preservation and transfer to future generations.

Mr. Appel heads the Firm’s Florida tax consulting services group and serves on the Florida Operations Committee. He is also a member of Marcum’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Appel was awarded the designation of Personal Financial Specialist by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, in recognition of his considerable experience in personal financial planning. An expert in estate tax, international tax, business succession planning and family estate planning, he has presented on numerous occasions to banking institutions and municipalities and at various tax conferences.

He also speaks frequently on a variety of topics related to the federal EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program, which was established in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and foreign investment in U.S. commercial enterprises. As Leader of Marcum’s EB-5 Regional Center Services practice, Mr. Appel oversees a comprehensive range of accounting and regulatory compliance services for both EB-5 investors and the regional centers that administer funded projects, including management of investor reports; documentation of lawful sources of funds; design of accounting systems and internal controls; outsourced accounting services; USCIS compliance reporting; international investor tax services; independent CPA firm reporting; funds transfer accounting; review of financial pro-forma; and green card process and tax effects monitoring.

 
Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • AICPA Tax Division
  • AICPA Personal Financial Planning Division
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami

Articles, Seminars & Presentations
  • Tax Strategies for Foreign Investment in US Real Estate, Chinese Investment in the US Real Estate Forum, June 2012
  • Source of Fund Verification and Pre-immigration Taxation, Annual EB-5 Finance and Investment Forum, March 2012
  • Tax Issues Associated with Discharge of Indebtedness, Marcum LLP Annual CPE Seminar, January 2012
  • AICPA National Conference on Financial Planning
  • AICPA National Conference on Estate Planning
  • Family Firm Institute National Conference
  • Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
  • Tax strategies for Foreign Investment, EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developer - February, 2013
  • Source of Funds verification and pre-immigration taxation National EB-5 Finance Seminar Tour with Greenberg Traurig - March 2013
  • Source of Funds verification and pre-immigration taxation EB-5 Investment Summit: Dealmakers Conference - May 2013
  • Articles - Eb-5 Insights: How Government policy can provide Private Equity Managers with an alternative method to raise capital: Marcum Private Investments Forum - March 2013
  • Source of Funds verification and pre-immigration taxation: 2013 Invest in America Conference -March 2013
  • EB-5 Investor Based Immigration: EB-5 From Start to Finish PINCUS Professional Education - August 2013

Awards & Recognition
  • 2006 Key Partner Award, South Florida Business Journal Accounting-General Winner
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Key Clients
Education
  • Master of Business Administration,
    Nova Southeastern University
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting,
    University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration,
    University of Florida
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