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David S. Untracht

Senior Principal  |  Untracht Early LLC

David is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the states of New York and New Jersey.


David provides strategic and transactional tax and business advisory services and tax controversy representation to a diverse group of clients, including hedge funds, alternative investment managers, closely held and entrepreneurial businesses, and high net worth families. He is broadly experienced in all areas of tax, but particularly in the alternative investments space. Equally adept at working with prominent management companies and start-ups, he leverages his active involvement and day-to-day dealings in the alternative investment market to offer an informed perspective on the challenges and opportunities clients may face. He provides sophisticated and proactive tax planning and advisory services to clients ranging from management companies to funds and their principals. He consults on matters relating to taxation of financial instruments and taxation and organizational structure of alternative investment entities including hedge funds, funds of funds, and private equity funds. As a lead in the firm’s Consulting & Advisory practice, David works closely with clients on matters of business planning and strategy, transaction structuring, and due diligence.


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What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

The professionals of Untracht Early have continued to seamlessly provide exceptionally responsive client service, despite the challenges presented by the COVID environment. Because the firm’s professionals have found ways to help clients with the many issues they now face during these unprecedented times, the firm’s advisors have been able to strengthen client relationships and are viewed as critical resources offering value-added solutions.

How did you get into private client?

Our UHNWI business has been built 100% upon referrals from existing clients and other advisors within our substantial network.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

It’s important to implement prudent planning early on without getting too far ahead of yourself.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

I look forward to frequenting all of the local establishments near my home that I’ve supported over the years.