Joe Pacello

Joe Pacello

Tax Partner, Asset Management Group


BDO New York - Park Avenue Office



Executive Summary

Joe Pacello has more than 20 years of experience in Asset Management focusing on a range of issues including tax compliance, providing tax advice with respect to complex financial products, tax structuring for fund formations, and other complex transactions spanning all areas of BDO’s Asset Management practice. He has worked with both small and large-scale clients, servicing hedge funds, private equity funds, management companies, broker-dealers, and funds-of-funds.

Joe has served the Stamford community for the past 20 years, and has served some of his professional time leading a Big Four alternative investment tax practice in Stamford. Prior, he was the lead tax partner servicing significant hedge fund clientele. 

Joe is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is the author of a treatise entitled "Tax Compliance and Reporting for Hedge Funds and Their Investors", published by Thomson Reuters in 2015. Additionally, he has developed and taught a graduate course at Fairleigh Dickinson University on the taxation of financial products.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Managed Funds Association (MFA)
Wall Street Tax Association (WSTA)


J.D., New York Law School
LL.M., Taxation, Temple University School of Law
B.S., Accounting, Seton Hall University