Patricia Rusch Bellucci

Patricia Rusch Bellucci

Special Counsel

Ms. Bellucci serves as Special Counsel to the firm and practices in the field of Tax Law. Her extensive experience working both in-house for large corporations, as well as in private practice, provides her with an effective vision and perspective to clients of all sizes. Her tax work and experience has included:

  • Corporate and individual tax counseling
  • Tax planning
  • Tax audits
  • Tax-free and taxable acquisitions, spin-offs, and dispositions
  • Real estate  investment trusts (REITs) and registered investment companies (RICs)
  • Partnerships, LLCs, joint ventures and disregarded entities
  • Tax aspects of reorganization cases and nonjudicial restructurings
  • International tax planning, including transfer pricing, foreign tax credits and advance pricing agreements
  • Tax-exempt organization work, including controversy resolution
  • Tax audits including prefiling agreements and fast-track resolutions
  • Appeals, including early referral, mediation and arbitration
  • Resolutions of complex tax matters involving multiple years, issues and stages of controversy within the IRS
  • State tax planning and controversy
Patricia’s legal and tax career includes employment as in-house tax counsel for Fortune 500 Companies, as a consultant for a Big Four Accounting Firm and as a business law and accounting professor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Attorneys-CPAs and previously served as the Co-chair of the organization’s Tax Exempt Committee.  Patricia also is the Chair for the Tax Committee for the Westchester Women’s Bar Association.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, Pawling Public Radio, Pawling Community Foundation and the Joseph J. Famularo Foundation

Patricia is licensed to practice law in New York State and licensed as a New York State Certified Public Accountant.  She received her B.B.A. (magna cum laude) from Siena College and her J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University.

She resides in Pawling, New York with her husband, Jim, and her children, James and Lauren.

Patty Rusch

Education

  • J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University, 1994
  • B.B.A from Siena College, 1989

Admission

  • New York State Bar Association

Licenses & Other Certifications

  • New York State Certified Public Accountant, New York State
  • Board of Directors, American Association of Attorneys-CPAs (2006-present)
  • Chair of Tax Committee, Westchester Women’s Bar Association (2018-present)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants