Stephen Plattman


Stephen Plattman, CPA, CGMA, is an accounting and audit partner at Anchin. He is Co-Leader of the Firm’s Private Equity Group. Steve is also a key member of the Firm’s Technology Group and its Transaction Advisory and Public Company Services Group. Steve brings his clients almost 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, including national accounting firm experience.

Steve works closely with multistate private companies on accounting and tax matters, as well as advising them on finance and business issues. His client roster includes domestic and international companies within a variety of industry groups such as manufacturing, software technology, transportation and logistics, food & beverage, biotech, life sciences, private equity and fashion.

Steve has played a major role in guiding his clients in the execution of growth strategies which include assisting with due diligence and transaction structuring as well as raising equity and debt financing. Steve also has substantial experience with public companies; he oversees SEC compliance requirements involving financial reporting in addition to advising CFOs and other top management on initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions.

Steve is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSSCPA).

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Fashion
  • Food and Beverage
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Private Equity
  • Technology


  • A Timely Message from Marc Federbush and Anchin’s Fashion GroupMay 26, 2020

    In continuing to provide relevant and useful information with the fashion industry in mind, these pieces highlight M&A, which is widely predicted to bring about major, rapid changes in the fashion industry in the post-COVID landscape.

  • An Update from Anchin's Fashion Group on PPP Loans and Other ReliefApril 23, 2020

    The Fashion Group at Anchin encourages you to work with professionals that have a deep understanding of the CARES act, its updates and how they provide relief to fashion businesses.

  • Food and Beverage Industry Alert - PPP Clarifications from Treasury DepartmentApril 8, 2020

    We at Anchin hope that you-- our friends in the food and beverage industry-- are safe and healthy.

    We know that you are all having very different journeys on this COVID-19 rollercoaster. Some of you are having unprecedented success while others may be fighting to survive. We want to let you know that we are examining the government’s CARES Act package with you and your business in mind, and are committed to helping you to move forward in the best possible way.

  • Seeing your Emerging Brand through UncertaintyMarch 18, 2020

    At times like this, where the only thing certain today is more uncertainty tomorrow, your business must brace itself for the worst.  Even as many of our clients and friends in the CPG industry are telling us they are having their best week, month or quarter ever, they must take into consideration that this short-term burst will slow and possibly completely pause before growth starts again. 

  • The Impact of the New Revenue Recognition Standard for You and Your Consumer Products BusinessNovember 12, 2019

    Resources from our 11/12 session covering the five-step model and industry specific considerations for Consumer Products companies. 

  • Impact of the Recent Tax Reform on the Private Equity IndustryMay 15, 2018

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”), which was signed into law on December 22, enacted a broad range of changes with most provisions taking effect for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. This alert summarizes some of the key (federal) tax provisions of the Tax Act affecting the private equity industry.

  • New Tax Law Provides Potential Deferral Opportunity for Equity Compensation Granted by Privately Held CompaniesMarch 9, 2018

    The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has attempted to cure a common problem that employees of privately held companies encounter when certain types of equity compensation convert and become income.

  • Taxes for LLC vs. C-Corp: Which is more beneficial for a Technology Company?December 14, 2017

    When making the decision about the type of entity you will choose for your business, there are many factors that need to be considered. Whether it is legal structure and liability, current and future tax implications, set up and compliance costs, or flexibility and exit strategy, there are a variety of elements which will help guide the decision.

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