Avery E. Neumark CPA, JD, LL.M.

Partner, Marks Paneth LLP

Avery E. Neumark, CPA, JD, LL.M, is a Partner in the Tax Group at Marks Paneth LLP. Mr. Neumark is an attorney with more than 35 years' experience specializing in employee benefits and executive compensation, as well as ERISA, retirement and health and welfare planning, and compensation consulting. He has particular expertise in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors, and in serving high-net-worth individuals. His prior experience in professional services firms includes various leadership and management roles; he also specialized in executive compensation and employee benefits planning with Ernst & Young and Weber Lipshie & Co.

Mr. Neumark is a former Commissioner of the New York State Insurance Fund. From 1987-1994, he served as a Special Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York, Stan Lundine. In 1991, Governor Cuomo appointed Mr. Neumark Chairman of the New York State Temporary Commission on Worker's Compensation.

He is a member of the American Bar Association's Employee Benefits Committee and is the past chairman of the Fringe Benefits Sub-Committee. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) and is a member of its Employee Benefits Committee and Mediation and Arbitration Committee. Mr. Neumark has served on the Tax Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a member of the New York State Bar Association's Employee Benefits Committee and the Tax Management Compensation Planning Advisory Board.

Mr. Neumark is a charter fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, an organization that recognizes practitioners who have dedicated their careers to the field of employee benefits and executive compensation.

Mr. Neumark has lectured throughout the United States to such groups as the American Bar Association, AICPA and NYSSCPA, Young Presidents Organization, New York University Institute of Federal Taxation, International Association for Financial Planning, American Compensation Association, Institute of Certified Financial Planners and the Practising Law Institute.

He recently joined the National Editorial Board (NEB) for Trendlines, a publication of Thomson Reuters. He is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and the Fordham University Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Neumark has contributed to various professional publications and has often been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Business Week, Money Magazine and other publications on current compensation issues.