Richard Stern, CPA, is a Partner in the Theater, Media and Entertainment Group at Marks Paneth LLP. While he serves clients in a broad range of industries, he concentrates heavily on theater, media and entertainment with a particular focus on serving the commercial, film and television industry including film equipment rental companies, directors, editors and music producers, as well as creative services. Mr. Stern also deals with production tax credits available for the film, television and commercial industry in certain states. He advises clients on all facets of accounting and tax matters including setting up corporate entities to obtain tax credits in an expedited and efficient manner.
Mr. Stern joined Marks Paneth in 1989. Since that time, he has progressed through successive levels of the firm, becoming a partner in 2006. He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He also represents the firm in several professional and business organizations, including the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), the Association of Independent Commercial Editors, the New York Production Alliance (NYPA) and the BritishAmerican Business Inc. In November 2014, he was re-elected to serve a two-year term on the board of directors of AICP East.
Mr. Stern holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Queens College of the City University of New York and has completed post-baccalaureate studies at Baruch College, also of the City University of New York. He is licensed to practice public accounting in New York. He resides in Merrick, Long Island.