John Pellitteri

John V. Pellitteri, CPA

Partner, Healthcare, Cannabis and Accounting Services Leader

  • Jericho
  • (516) 336-2470
  • Park Ridge
  • (201) 808-9759
John V. Pellitteri is a Partner at Grassi & Co. and leads the firm's Healthcare and Cannabis Service Practices. Possessing over 25 years of experience in accounting, auditing, tax planning and business consulting, John is now applying his talent to the burgeoning cannabis industry.
John possesses comprehensive accounting and taxation knowledge, which combined with his healthcare consulting experience, allows him to provide an all-inclusive assessment of practices and medical facilities. He uses these proven strategies to enhance clients' businesses in a multitude of industries, including medical cannabis, not-for-profit, architectural, real estate, veterinary, and professional service firms.
John has the expertise needed to help companies navigate through the many challenges those in the cannabis industry face. With much to be developed, he has already worked with clients, including medical cannabis dispensaries, cannabis technology companies, cannabis landowners, as well as, private equity firms and family offices in this space. John helps guide his clients through complicated regulations and complex tax structures.
John contributes to and is quoted in many media outlets covering the cannabis industry and is a frequent presenter at many of the area’s leading cannabis forums and professional service industry associations. This includes the 2017 Business of Cannabis Panel Discussions hosted by Long Island Business News; the 2017 and 2018 Business of Cannabis Panel Discussions hosted by NJBiz; Opal’s Family Office Winter Forum 2018; the New York State Bar Association; and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Cannabis Committee.

Additionally, John is a frequent lecturer at healthcare industry forums such as local medical societies, office management societies, and hospital councils. John has authored numerous articles on fraud prevention, human resource issues, compliance and operations and was the main author for the Financial Success Advisor column in the previously published Nassau/Suffolk Hospital Council’s Health & Hospital News.

John is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) where he currently serves on the Executive Board of the Nassau Chapter and served on the Federal Taxation Committee and the New York State & Local Taxation Committee.  In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Medical and Professionals Committee. Additionally, John is also active in philanthropic organizations and serves on the board of the Medical Resource Group (MRG) and the Health and Business Alliance (HBA) where he also serves as the treasurer.  He was also selected as one of 2005's 40 Under 40 Rising Star professionals in the Long Island area by the Long Island Business News.  John is also a monthly contributor to the Profit Express Radio Show segment “The Bottom Line Benefit.”

John Pellitteri of Grassi & Co. Newest Board Member of Viscardi Center

John Pellitteri, Healthcare Segment Partner of Grassi & Co.,  is the newest board member of Viscardi Center, a network of non-profit organizations that provides a lifespan of services that educate, employ and empower children and adults with disabilities.

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Panel: Lack of Guidance Means Cannabis Industry Tax Planning Often Depends on Clients' Risk Tolerance

John Pellitteri, Cannabis Practice Leader, was featured in The Trusted Professional for his contributions to the Foundation for Accounting Education's 2019 Cannabis Conference panel.

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Warning to Americans Investing In Certain Canadian Cannabis Stocks That Have A U.S. Presence

You could be (up to) 33% worse off than compared with investing in U.S. stocks because of taxes! Learn the rules on minimizing the additional taxes before you invest.

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Alert: Validating Cyber Risks in the Cannabis Industry

With information gathered from assets in the underground (involved with the dark web) and conversations with federal authorities, investigations disclosed that, while there is no specific group actively targeting the cannabis industry, there are hackers focusing on three areas within the Seed to Sale lifecycle: research and extraction; growing; and consumption and retail operations.

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NYSSCPA Cannabis Conference

John Pellitteri, Partner and Cannabis Practice Leader, will be speaking at the 2019 Cannabis Conference, hosted by the NYSSCPA. This educational and networking event will explore the latest trends, outlooks and opportunities emerging in this billion-dollar industry.


IMA Member Meeting: The Business of Cannabis

John V. Pellitteri, Partner and Cannabis Practice Leader, will speak on "The Business of Cannabis" at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Morris-Essex Chapter dinner meeting.


High NY Cannabis Business Soiree

Robert Bernstein, Partner at Grassi & Co. will be speaking at this highly enjoyable evening of delicious food, resfreshing drinks, and meaningful discussions with other Cannabis industry leaders.


The Business of Cannabis

John Pellitteri, panelist at NJBiz, "The Buisness of Cannabis"




    BBA, Hofstra University


    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

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