A Quarter Century
of Acing Each Quarter

Headquartered in the heart of New York City's financial district, Fasten Halberstam LLP is a professional accounting, taxation and consulting firm delivering a different brand of value: Accountants by profession, we are business strategists by passion.

Serving a diverse clientele across countless industries, our partners provide the strategic insights and business acuity typically reserved for larger firms, all backed by the individual attention and personalized service of a boutique operation.

Your Business, Balanced

As industry, legislation and economic conditions continue to change, we clarify your entire financial picture by employing a holistic approach:

Accounting & Assurance

Bulletproof your financial statements, uptrend your balance sheet, and secure your operational success with complete accounting and auditing services.


Go far beyond robotic form filing, and discover how our proactive partners define your position and devise fresh solutions to all tax challenges.


From equity resouces to exit/IPO plans, our cautiously creative advisors find ways to save money and position your company for a prosperous future.

Our strength
Experts by Trade

From financial services and real estate to privately held businesses, banks and lending institutions, we offer extensive experience in a wide range of industries

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Our people
Financial Chess Masters

With over 25 years of experience in accounting and consulting, our leadership brings a powerful mix of proficiency, honesty, integrity and ingenuity

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State Taxability of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

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Estate Tax Portability Election

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NJ Amends its SALT Cap Workaround

On January 18, 2022, NJ amended its SALT cap workaround in order to allow New Jersey taxpayers an expanded benefit for paying NJ tax.  As a result of the amendment, the distributi

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