Robert Bernstein

Robert M. Bernstein, CPA, ESQ


  • White Plains
  • (914) 849-0321
Robert Bernstein, Partner at Grassi, offers tax and consulting advice to professionals in industries such as Cannabis – medical and adult use; Industrial Hemp companies; CBD companies; Auto dealers, car washes, gas stations, quick lube stations, manufacturers, constructors, real estate owners and developers. 
Robert is now applying his talents to the ever expanding cannabis space - medical and adult use as well as Industrial Hemp and CBD companies. 
Robert has the expertise needed to help companies navigate through the many challenges that companies in the cannabis/industrial hemp industry face. Robert works with vertically integrated cannabis companies; multi state operators; medical and adult use dispensaries, cannabis technology companies, cannabis landowners, industrial hemp growers – both indoor and outdoor grow as well as, companies in the CBD space. Robert works with private equity firms and family offices investing in this space. Robert has a team dedicated to the cannabis, industrial hemp/CBD space. 
Robert has participated in panel discussions regarding cannabis including the 2019 NYSSCPA”S cannabis symposium where he chaired a panel discussion on valuation; cyber security; tax issues; and legal issue in the cannabis space. 
Robert has been on numerous panels for HighNY (a Cannabis Advocacy Group) Topics include, “How Not to Get Burned Investing in Cannabis”. Robert is also a member of WomenGrow, an organization that helps women within the cannabis space to network and build relationships. Robert has been quoted in several publications, including The Street, regarding the cannabis industry.  
Prior to joining Grassi, Robert was owner of the Firm Bernstein and Seidman, which was established in 1996. He got his start in the industry working with several top 20 CPA firms and was a former Chief Financial Officer of Ferrari/Maserati of Long Island and Ferrari/Maserati of New England. 
Robert has excellent working knowledge of numerous software packages unique to specific industries used to track revenue and expenses across multiple platforms. 
Robert loves to travel and is very involved in his local synagogue. 

Grassi & Co. Moves Scarsdale Offices to White Plains

The Scarsdale offices of Grassi & Co., the 70th largest accounting firm in the U.S., is relocating to White Plains and will be open for business at that location on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

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Grassi & Co. Acquires Bernstein and Seidman, CPA

Grassi & Co. is pleased to announce that they have acquired Bernstein & Seidman, CPA this week.
Robert M. Bernstein brings decades of experience in the field of Accounting. Over the past 30 years, the firm has accrued over 250 clients in various industries including retail sales, import/export, food, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and, most notably, the automotive industry.

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Tax Woes Continue for Cannabis Industry

Like many issues in the emerging Cannabis industry, the taxation of the production, sale and distribution of state-legalized marijuana is complicated and burdensome on the cannabis business owner. Despite significant advances in state legalization last year, tax savings strategies will remain limited as long as cannabis is classified as a federally illegal schedule 1 substance.

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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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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"



    JD, Touro Law School

    BS, Pace University



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