High Net Worth Families
Trusts and Estates
Thomas V. Ruta
CPA, MBA, TEP, CGMA, Partner-in-Charge of International Taxation
Thomas V. Ruta specializes in international taxation and in providing family office services for high net worth individuals and their businesses. Prior to joining REM, Tom spent over 30 years with Behan, Ling & Ruta as a founding partner and later as Chairman and President.
Tom currently holds a limited partnership interest in the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins. As part of his NHL activities, he filled a number of leadership roles, serving on the NHL Finance Committee, as Chairman of the NHL Audit Committee, as the Penguins' Alternate Governor to the NHL, as a member of the Executive Committee of NHL Enterprises, and as a Director of the NHL Pension Society.
Tom served in the United States Army Infantry. He lives in New York City and spends part of each year on Martha's Vineyard.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Tax Division
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) - International Tax Committee
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Fordham University Alumni Board of Directors - past member
Mario Lemieux Foundation - past Director
Named one of North America's top 100 wealth advisors by City Wealth
Contributed to the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Foreign Bank Account Reporting Compliance Guide, Wolters Kluwer CCH
Authored "Obama's Budget Proposal to Tax Unrepatriated Foreign Earnings," Tax Stringer, March 2015
Authored "Feared PFIC Regs Get New Twist," Tax Stringer, March 2014
Authored "Fin Cen Introduces New Form Covering Spouses and Third Parties," Tax Stringer, September 2013
Quoted in "Offshore Accounts: No Place to Hide?", Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2013
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in Finance and Business
Pace University - Master of Business Administration with Distinction
Fordham University - Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude
Fordham University School of Law