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 and Trust & Estate 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 and T&E 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
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Administration

Patricia is licensed to practice law in New York State and licensed as a New York State Certified Public Accountant.

Her legal and tax career has included employment as in-house tax counsel for Fortune 500 Companies, consultant for a Big Four Accounting Firm and business professor at the college level.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Attorneys-CPAs and is the Co-chair of the organization’s Tax Exempt Committee.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, Pawling Public Radio, and the Pawling Community Foundation.

Patty Rusch


  • Siena College B.B.A. (magna cum laude)
  • Albany Law School of Union University J.D.


  • New York State Bar Association

Licenses & Other Certifications

  • New York State Certified Public Accountant
  • Board of Directors of the American Association of Attorneys-CPAs
  • Co-Chair of American Association of Attorneys-CPAs Tax Exempt Committee