Mr. Michael Hurwitz
Partner & REIT Group Leader, Marks Paneth LLP
Michael W. Hurwitz, CPA, MST, is a Partner and REIT Group Leader at Marks Paneth LLP. Mr. Hurwitz brings more than 30 years of experience and a versatile set of skills acquired through working for both public and private companies in the real estate sector.
His industry knowledge spans a vast number of areas including real estate tax issues, public and private real estate investment trusts (REITs), opportunity funds, portfolio restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions, partnership taxation and core tax compliance matters. Mr. Hurwitz has been involved in a variety of negotiations including structuring and implementing strategic transactions, tax due diligence assignments, mergers and acquisitions and many other special tax and non-tax projects.
In the past, Mr. Hurwitz served as the director of taxation at a publicly traded REIT where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the tax department. He has decades of experience working in global and regional public accounting firms, including most recently in the Real Estate Group of a Big Four accounting firm, serving institutional investors, opportunity funds and high-net-worth individuals.
Mr. Hurwitz is a former adjunct professor at New York University's Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he taught partnership taxation and other related real estate tax topics. He also chairs a networking group of tax directors and is an active participant in the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.