Steven Bokiess

Steven Bokiess

CPA, Partner

1700 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
p 212.897.6427
f  212.842.7001

Steven Bokiess is a partner at Friedman LLP in the real estate group with more than 20 years of experience. He specializes in advising prominent real estate organizations involved in a wide range of properties and brings extensive expertise to the financial arena. Previously, Steven spent nearly 10 years as a partner in the hedge fund practice of a Big 4 firm.


Steven has an extensive background providing tax consulting and compliance services to a variety of real estate and asset management clients, including REITs, real estate partnerships, private equity funds, hedge funds, investment advisors, broker/dealers and mutual funds.

Steven is an instructor in continuing professional education programs with a course emphasis on real estate and asset management tax. As a thought leader, he has also given presentations at tax seminars for hedge fund conferences.

His expertise includes:

  • Consulting with organizations on entity structuring alternatives to ensure maximum tax efficiency
  • Providing tax consulting on complex Subchapter K partnership matters and Subchapter S corporate matters
  • Advising on transfer pricing and international structuring to minimize tax burdens
  • Consulting on state and local tax planning to ensure compliance and maximize tax positions
  • Representing clients before taxing authorities on a host of tax issues
  • Providing ongoing tax advice throughout the business and economic cycles on operational matters
  • Advising multibillion dollar hedge fund clients on approaches to optimize their financial holdings
  • Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)
  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Outside the Office

When Steven isn’t providing front-running tax and accounting advise, you can find him enjoying the outdoors by taking long walks, cycling and traveling.