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Steven Monacelli serves as a tax partner with an expertise in providing tax planning strategies and forward-thinking solutions to closely held companies, particularly to firms in the cannabis and real estate industries. Prior to joining Withum in November 2021, Steven was a Co-Founder and Partner of Restivo Monacelli LLP, an innovative tax, accounting, and business advisory firm with offices in Providence, RI and Boca Raton, FL.

As a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in both Rhode Island and Florida, with more than 30 years of accounting, tax, and business consulting experience, Steven helps clients nationwide implement growth and exit strategies that maximize their business value and personal wealth and ensure compliance with complex tax laws. In 2015, Steven received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition in honor of being named one of the “Top Public Accounting Professionals for Rhode Island.”

Steven has provided firms in the U.S. cannabis industry value in accounting, tax, and consulting services since 2011. Steven has presented on accounting and tax issues confronting cannabis companies nationally. In addition, he has successfully represented business and individual clients with multinational interests, multistate taxation, and in complex tax examinations on federal and state levels and he assists business owners and corporate executives with personal financial planning designed to grow and protect their income and assets.

Steven’s areas of expertise are buying and selling businesses, procuring and negotiating financing alternatives, succession planning, including ESOP consulting, dissenting shareholder disputes, results-driven growth exit strategies for cannabis companies across the U.S., Tax strategy & planning for real estate investments; hospitality, cannabis and service industries including professional services firms and manufacturers, Representing businesses and high-net-worth individuals with multinational interests and multistate taxation, Personal financial planning for business owners & corporate executives.

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Prior to establishing Restivo Monacelli, Steven worked for the international accounting firms of KPMG LLP and Ernst & Young LLP. He enjoys traveling, has a love of cars, and considers himself a “gym rat”.

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