Michael Hochman

Michael Hochman, CPA, CCIFP

New Jersey Office Market Leader

  • Park Ridge
  • (201) 808-9801
Michael Hochman is the Partner-in-Charge of the New Jersey Office and Executive Committee Member at Grassi & Co. and brings over 30 years of experience to the firm. Michael has broad experience in tax planning and return preparation for corporations, individuals, partnerships and estates and represents clients before both Federal and State taxing authorities. He also provides clients with auditing, financial reporting, reviews and compilations, and also acts as a consultant to the litigation support practice on issues such as matrimonial disputes, bankruptcy, insolvency and estate litigation issues. Michael maintains a vast client base reflecting a wide spectrum of industries, including construction, manufacturing & distribution, and real estate.

Michael works closely with the construction practice at Grassi, and has a clear understanding of the in-depth knowledge required for the unique accounting and tax requirements of the construction industry. Michael provides his clients with creative tax planning strategies that best tailor each client solution. Michael’s expertise in the construction industry has helped him build a strong reputation within the banking and bonding community that directly benefits clients.

In addition to Michael’s CPA license, he has also earned the designation of CCIFP (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional). Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Rockland County.

Grassi & Co.’s New Jersey Open House a Great Success

The Park Ridge, NJ office of Grassi & Co. held its grand opening last night to an attendee list of over 125 people.

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Mayor Terence P. Maguire to Welcome Grassi & Co. to Park Ridge, New Jersey

Grassi & Co. recently moved their Rockland County, New York offices to Park Ridge, New Jersey. Having deep roots in the Construction, Healthcare, Trust & Estates, Manufacturing & Distribution, and Real Estate sectors, we will continue to offer our expertise in these areas to both current and prospective clients.

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New Jersey to Ban Non-Essential Construction in Response to COVID-19

Governor Murphy announced this afternoon that he will be signing an Executive Order to ban all non-essential construction projects in New Jersey as of 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020

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NJ Relief for Businesses and Individuals During the COVID-19 Crisis

As the national conversation about COVID-19 relief continues to take center stage, New Jersey businesses, nonprofits, employees and residents should not overlook the relief and changes happening right here in the Garden State.

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NJ Small Businesses Eligible for Federal Aid to Cover COVID-19 Losses

Disaster Loans Available for NJ Small Businesses

New Jersey's small businesses are now eligible for SBA loans up to $2 million each to cover losses caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

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New Jersey's Commuter Benefit Law Takes Effect on March 1

Last year, New Jersey became the first state to mandate employee transportation fringe benefits. Employers with as few as 20 employees are required to comply by March 1, 2020.

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Avoiding Unnecessary Contractor Risk and other Insights from the 2020 Construction Forecast

The construction industry has many risks that cannot be controlled, but many contractors are taking on more of it than necessary.  Construction Partners Michael Hochman and WIlliam Hughes explore the ways to mitigate the most common areas of contractor risk.

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Tax Alert: NJ Softens the Blow of SALT Deduction Cap

Owners of New Jersey pass-through entities have a new way to get around the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions imposed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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What a Contractor Should Know About the Gross Receipts Test

One of the positives that came out of The Tax Cuts and Job Act is the change in the small contractor’s exemption of Average Annual Gross Receipts (AAGR) test from $10,000,000 to $25,000,000. 

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Your Company Has a Retirement Plan – Are You Meeting Your Fiduciary Responsibilities?

While you offer your employees defined contribution, defined benefit, health and welfare, or profit sharing plans, it is important to know that offering these plans also comes with responsibilities and risks for the sponsoring company and the trustees of the plans.  

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2020 Forecast: Construction Predictions and Trends

With growing concerns over the labor shortage, cyberattacks, safety laws and other areas of risks, the future of the construction industry is far from certain.



    BS, University of Florida


    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

    New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)

    Construction Contractors Association (CCA)

    Subcontractors Trade Association (STA)

    Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
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