About Colleen

Colleen McHugh is partner-in-charge of Marcum’s New York City Tax & Business Services division, where she oversees tax and business services to high net worth individuals and business clients in more than two dozen industries. She additionally serves as partner-in-charge of the national tax department of Marcum’s Alternative Investments Group, which serves the audit, tax, and consulting needs of both emerging and established fund managers.

Her practice specialization is partnership and private equity taxation. She has experience advising private equity funds, their general partnerships, and management companies on complex tax matters, including international and state and local tax compliance.

Prior to joining Marcum in 2013, Colleen served in the private equity group of a Big Four public accounting firm. Previously, she spent two years in the Washington national tax group of another Big Four firm, where she specialized in partnership taxation.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • NYSSPCA Taxation of Financial Instruments and Transactions Committee, Vice Chair

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • Financial Research Associates and BNA
Practice Focus

Partnership Taxation
Private Equity Taxation
Tax Research
Tax Compliance

Industry Focus

Private Equity Funds
Management Companies
Alternative Investments


Bachelors of Business Administration, Accounting
Pace University

Masters of Science, Taxation
Pace University