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Future of Long Island CRE Summit

 
Left to right: Evan Piccirillo, Jodi Bloom-Piccione, Amy Frushour Kelly, and John Kmetz.

Left to right: Evan Piccirillo, Jodi Bloom-Piccione, Amy Frushour Kelly, and John Kmetz.

 

REM is proud to have been a corporate sponsor for the "Future of LI CRE Summit," held in Plainview by the New York Real Estate Journal. Commercial real estate is a large part of REM's practice, and we take every opportunity to be involved in conferences and events to educate and inform owners, management companies, lenders, brokers, and others involved in real estate.

Michael Joy and Jodi Bloom-Piccione, partners and leaders of REM's real estate industry group, attended, as well as tax supervisor and REM Cycle editor Evan Piccirillo, communications manager Amy Frushour Kelly, and CMO John Kmetz.

REM launches ThinkLab for blockchain accounting

 
(Left to right) Tyler Russell and Arthur J. DaPonte.

(Left to right) Tyler Russell and Arthur J. DaPonte.

 

FLORHAM PARK, NJ (April 18, 2018) – Prominent New York metropolitan area accounting and consulting firm Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP (REM) is pleased to announce REM ThinkLab, an effort to provide thought leadership on blockchain accounting. As cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum gain ground in global commerce, an understanding of blockchain, the digital ledger technology used to record cryptocurrency transactions, is essential for the accounting profession. To aid clients and colleagues in parsing this new tech, REM ThinkLab will publish periodic whitepapers, as well as thought pieces on The REM Cycle, Raich Ende Malter’s tax blog.

Considering the relatively recent technology involved, it is only fitting that this project is the product of the firm’s younger generation of staff. REM ThinkLab is helmed by Arthur J. DaPonte, CPA, and Tyler Russell, who have already co-authored a blockchain whitepaper, an illustrated blog post, and a comprehensive glossary of blockchain technology terms for newcomers. They are currently developing a CPE course on the topic and plan to take it on the road this summer.

DaPonte and Russell are confident that blockchain is ultimately a source of new business for accountants. “As industries harness the power of blockchain to become more efficient and effective in their operations, CPAs and auditors will play an integral role in providing the public with the assurance that these processes will require,” he said. Russell added, “We are very enthusiastic about the potential implications of these new technologies on our profession and strive to stay ahead of the learning curve.”

Cornelius V. Kilbane, Jr., Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s New York City office, agrees. “At this point, everyone has heard of blockchain and how it will revolutionize the accounting industry, but with REM ThinkLab, we are actively examining the blockchain process and its applications. As always, Raich Ende Malter is looking to the future and embracing new technology.”

REM at the "Future of Long Island CRE" summit

Senior tax manager Patricia Evans, partner Michael Rosengarten, and tax supervisor Evan Piccirillo.

Senior tax manager Patricia Evans, partner Michael Rosengarten, and tax supervisor Evan Piccirillo.

Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP joined the "Future of Long Island CRE" summit as a corporate sponsor yesterday in Plainview, New York. The summit was hosted by New England Real Estate Journal, and covered topics as diverse as tax laws, environmental regulations, and an overview of current market trends.

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