Practice Areas

  • Domestic Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • Personal Advisory

Industries Served

  • High Net Worth Families
  • Family Offices
  • Trusts and Estates

Thomas V. Ruta
CPA, MBA, TEP, CGMA, Partner-in-Charge of International Taxation

1375 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Tel: 212-944-4433     Email:

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