Marks Paneth LLP is a premier accounting firm with origins dating back to 1907. With a team of nearly 700 professionals, the firm provides a full range of audit, accounting, tax and consulting services, with specialties in international tax, forensic accounting, litigation support, family office and financial advisory services.
Marks Paneth professionals deliver expert knowledge in a wide range of industries, including real estate, hospitality and restaurants; nonprofit, government and healthcare; manufacturing, wholesale and distribution; theater, media and entertainment; high-net-worth; and financial and professional services. The firm offers expanded resources through its subsidiary technology consulting firm, Tailored Technologies, LLC, and its membership in Morison KSi Ltd., a global association of professional service firms serving clients’ cross-border accounting, tax and consulting needs.
Headquartered in New York City, with additional offices in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and Florida, Marks Paneth is ranked by Accounting Today as the 30th largest accounting firm in the nation and among the top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic Region. For more information, visit www.markspaneth.com.
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Akram Soliman, CPA, CFE, is a Director in the Financial Advisory Services group at Marks Paneth LLP. He has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and consulting related to the application of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), US Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards.
Akram’s professional and managerial experience spans the finance, accounting and operations functions that extend to the real estate, hospitality, financial services, private equity, internet and high tech, retail, textile and pharmaceutical industries. He has extensive experience in audit process and financial reporting issues and accompanying disclosures, operations and process improvement, and regulatory compliance including preparing Sarbanes-Oxley control documentation and testing plans.
Eric is a partner in Southern California with over 16 years of public accounting experience in addition to private industry experience. He served in Grant Thornton’s National Professional Standards Group for four years where Eric focused on SEC reporting matters, including initial and secondary equity offerings, debt offerings, business acquisitions and reorganizations, and helped clients navigate the SEC review and comment letter process. Eric serves multiple clients in Southern California ranging in size from smaller private equity owned companies to larger multi-national public companies with experience in hospitality, real estate, services, and consumer and industrial products industries. Eric’s client service has allowed him to work with many multi-state and international engagement teams around the world. Eric is an active member of the AICPA, California Society of CPAs, and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.