About David Appel, CPA
David S. Appel is a CPA and a senior partner within the tax & business services division at Marcum Accountants and Advisors in Miami. Appel is an EB-5 service provider that can assist in the formation of an EB-5 Regional Center by offering his services as a Certified Public Account (CPA). He often speaks on the EB-5 pilot program and gives presentations to municipalities, banking institutions and at different tax conferences on his extensive knowledge and experience in international tax, estate tax, family estate planning and business succession planning.
Appel provides EB-5 Regional Center services, including the documentation of lawful source of funds, assistance with the management of investor reports, international tax services for investors, accounting services regarding the transfer of funds, monitoring tax effects and green card process on U.S. transactions to the EB-5 project and investors, assisting an EB-5 Regional Center in the design of an accounting system (including internal controls), assistance with the management of compliance applicable to EB-5 Regional Center administrative requirements and reporting required by USCIS, and review of financial pro-forma (assumption and budgets).
He has over 30 years of experience in different disciplines, including international and domestic taxation. He has worked with family businesses and within a wide range of different industries. His experience includes retirement planning, estate planning and succession planning. He has handled complex matters in transfer of wealth to future generations and the preservation of family businesses. He is on the operations committee of Florida, on Marcum, LLP’s executive committee and heads the tax consulting operations of Florida.
His clients include high-net-worth individuals, manufacturers and distributors, real estate companies, broker-dealers, agricultural companies, multi-generational family business, construction companies, healthcare and aviation companies.
Appel is a licensed CPA in the state of Florida and he completed his Bachelor of Science in accounting and business administration from the University of Florida and his Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. He is affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Tax Dvision and the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Division, the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).
Appel has been recognized as an expert in personal financial planning by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; he was designated as a Personal Financial Specialist. He was also recognized as the Accounting-General Winner of the 2006 Key Partner Award in the South Florida Business Journal. Furthermore, he has presented at the Family Firm Institute National Conference, Heckerling Institute, the AICPA National Conference on Financial Planning and the AICPA National Conference on Estate Planning. He also presented at the Chinese Investment in the U.S. Real Estate Forum in June 2012 on Tax Strategies for Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate; at the Annual EB-5 Finance and Investment Forum in March 2012 on Source of Fund Verification and Immigration Taxation; and at the Marcum LLP Annual CPE Seminar in January 2012 on Tax Issues Associated with Discharge of Indebtedness.
Marcum LLP has offices throughout the United States, as well as in China and Grand Cayman, and is staffed with professionals fluent in English, Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish and are able to assist investors all over the world.