Tony is a tax attorney and the Alternative Investments Leader in WS+B’s Financial Services Group based out of the firm’s New York office. Tony serves as the engagement partner and business advisor to alternative investment funds of all kinds, including hedge funds, fund-of-funds, private equity funds, endowments and family offices. Tony is one of the leading experts in the structuring of alternative investment funds and related asset investments and has extensive experience in counseling start-up funds, alternative asset managers, commodity pools and mutual funds / ETFs. He adds value to his clients and the industry by combining his deep expertise, commitment and leadership with a collaborative style and a practical approach. Clients and colleagues seek Tony as a resource and a recognized industry expert in tax, accounting, financial reporting, internal control and operational issues impacting the alternative investment industry.
A graduate of Rutgers Law School, Tony received his juris doctor after earning his BA degree from Montclair State University. In addition, he earned his master of laws degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. Tony is a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA). As one of the country’s leading experts on tax issues affecting the asset management industry and those arising from the new U.S. rules governing the derivatives market, he regularly speaks at industry conferences and is a frequent contributor to industry publications. Prior to joining WS+B, Tony headed the tax planning function at Deutsche Bank (including its asset management arm) and was previously head of the tax function within Citigroup Alternative Investments. He resides in Essex County, NJ.