Biographies

Leadership requires exceptional skills, skills which our partners have acquired in their diverse educational and professional backgrounds.

As a team of multi-country origin, we provide our international clients with a sensible understanding of their business culture.

William Last started working with Funaro in 1972, after earning his BS in Accounting from Brooklyn College in 1971. He is a member of the AICPA, and the New York State Society of CPAs. He also serves as our liaison with Geneva Group International and CPA-USA. Through these affiliations we have access to a network of firms both domestic and throughout the world. His specialties are real estate, wholesale, and importing.

Maurizio Ameri began working at Funaro in 1977. He graduated from Universita degli Studi di Genova with a doctorate in Economics and Business and is a member of the AICPA and the New York State Society of CPAs. In addition to his work at Funaro, Mr. Ameri serves as Officer and Director in a number of Corporations and Organizations. His specialty is financial advisory services.

Sonny began his career with Funaro & Co., P.C. in 1985, shortly after graduation from St. John's University, New York, where he earned a B.S. in Accounting. He became a partner with Funaro in 1992, and is a member of the AICPA and the New York State Society of CPAs.

Joseph Catalano has been with the firm since 1990. With over 29 years of progressive experience in public accounting, he focuses on accounting and auditing matters, due diligence, mergers & acquisitions, business strategy, quality control and is versed in representing clients in tax audits, expatriate taxation, multi-state and local tax compliance, forensic accounting and litigation support.

Luigi Perin is a Partner at Funaro & Co. and has been with the firm since 1995. Mr. Perin is also a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

Paolo Zanotti was educated in Italy, where he received his Master degree in Banking Economics, from the University of Udine.

Mindy Piatoff Daynes has a broad based tax background encompassing U.S. and international tax planning. She has particular expertise in transfer-pricing with an effective combination of both government and private practice experience. Mindy has an in depth/hands-on knowledge of APAs, the Competent Authority process, the Internal Revenue Code and regulations and tax accounting issues including FIN 48.

Alessandro-Adelchi Rossi is the head of the firm's Italian operations. His practice concentrates on structuring for the organization and reorganization of Italian entities with U.S. operations, U.S. and Italian transfer pricing policies for Italian-based multi-national companies, and foreign investment in Italy.

Sheldon Satlin has been with the company since 1963. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Economics and Accounting from Brooklyn College, where he received the Levine Memorial Award in Economics. Mr. Satlin also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baruch - City University of New York, where he earned an MS in Taxation.