Rothstein Kass Adds David H. Benz as Principal in Commercial Services Group

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Seasoned Tax Professional Brings Extensive Private Equity, Real Estate and Utilities Sector Credentials

Rothstein Kass (http://www.rkco.com), a leading professional services provider, today announced that David H. Benz has joined the firm as a tax Principal in its Private Equity practice. Mr. Benz brings over 18 years of related tax and legal experience to the position and specializes in partnership taxation, with a concentration on the private equity, commercial real estate and public utilities sectors.

“For more than 50 years, Rothstein Kass has maintained a reputation as a great place to build a career, allowing our firm to selectively add talent that enhances the quality and scope of services we provide. The depth and strength of our team enables Rothstein Kass to provide unparalleled support at all levels of the private equity complex, including ownership, fund investment and portfolio companies,” said Tom Angell, Principal-in-Charge of the Private Equity Practice at Rothstein Kass. “David’s knowledge and technical expertise, as well as his extensive experience within the commercial real estate and public utilities sectors, will be invaluable to private equity clients at all phases of development.”

Prior to joining Rothstein Kass, Mr. Benz most recently was Managing Director in the National Tax Office of WTAS, LLC, serving as the technical lead for partnership taxation. He has also served as Director and Chair of the Tax Department at the law firm of Sommer Barnard, P.C., senior associate attorney with Musick, Peeler & Garrett, LLP and tax consultant and member of the pass-through entities team at Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Mr. Benz has served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Law as well as California State University – Northridge, where he taught taxation courses. He is a frequent speaker at industry events. Mr. Benz belongs to the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He earned a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.

About Rothstein Kass:
Rothstein Kass is a premier professional services firm that has served privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals and families, for more than 50 years. As trusted advisors to our clients, Rothstein Kass provides accounting, auditing and tax services, as well as a full array of integrated services, to clients across industry spectrums and in all stages of organizational development. At the core of Rothstein Kass’ remarkable success lies our commitment to hiring, developing and retaining employees that represent an entrepreneurial spirit mirroring that of the sophisticated business and financial services communities that we serve.

The Rothstein Kass Private Equity Practice provides essential and complementary professional services to private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies across industry segments. The professionals of the Private Equity Practice advise clients on all aspects of private equity transaction, including financing and deal origination, as well as on organizational structure, audit processes and the management of operational and tax matters.

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