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Michael LaMotta

Michael LaMotta, CPA, MST

Partner, Tax

With over 30 years of public accounting experience, Mike LaMotta is Partner-in-Charge of Tax Services. As a taxation expert, Michael has worked on structuring business organizations, mergers and acquisitions, redemptions, liquidations, consolidations, employee benefits, international planning and corporate income taxation. In addition, Mike has extensive experience with high net worth individuals personal wealth management and family office arrangements.

He is a member of Wiss’s Executive Committee.


MS – Taxation
Seton Hall University

BS – Accounting
University of Delaware

Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey and New York

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants

New York Society of Certified Public Accountants

Internal Revenue Service – Former Trust, Estate and Gift Tax Committee, S-Corporation Tax Committee and the Federal Taxation and Cooperation Committee

Beyond Wiss

When not in the office, Michael is a sports enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his family. In his philanthropic efforts, Michael previously served on the Board of Trustees of Montgomery Academy, a private nonprofit school located on the Mendham/Peapack-Gladstone border, as well as serving as Treasurer of The Hunterdon Central Regional High School Girl’s Basketball and Dance Team Booster Clubs.


He has lectured before professional organizations and business groups on various tax topics and is regularly quoted in business publications.

Fun Facts

That one moment when you caught yourself saying something your parents would say and you swore you would never use it.

Because I said so!

How did you get your foot in the door?

Took accounting in high school and haven’t stopped.

What is the best professional advice someone ever gave you and you still live by?

Be kind to people.