Steven Goldstein

Steven Goldstein, CPA, PFS

Partner, Sports & Entertainment Practice Leader, White Plains Office Market Leader

  • White Plains
  • (212) 223-5034
Steven Goldstein is an Audit Partner and the Sports & Entertainment Practice Leader at Grassi & Co. He brings more than 30 years’ expertise to the Firm focusing on financial management, tax, and provides customized and comprehensive solutions to his clients.  His experience reaches across a variety of industries, including, construction, labor unions and sports and entertainment. He maintains an extensive network of professional resources, allowing him to leverage a diverse group of experts to best tailor each client solution. Utilizing his varied expertise, Steven applies a unique methodology to serve his clients, empowering them to become more fiscally successful.
Steven is actively involved in servicing the sports and entertainment industries.  In this role, he is a consultant for, and represents individual athletes, sports teams and associations.  He has been a featured presenter to various NFL clubs where he educates the professional athlete about business and budgets. His business advice to athletes has been featured in articles published in Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, and, among others.  Additionally, Steven was featured on WCBS’s CEO Radio sharing his insight on strategies for athletes to achieve financial success, and also appeared on Late Night with David Letterman.  

A highly respected member in his field, Steven is recognized as an “expert voice” and contributes regularly to the Grassi & Co. Construction Advisor, as well as various other publications. Steven teaches construction accounting for the School Construction Authority’s mentor program. Additionally, Steven has been an avid professor of Affordable Care Act compliance for applicable large employers and has been host to webinars and seminars on the topic—which have been heavily attended by industry executives. 

Is an ESOP the Right Succession Plan for Your Construction Company?

Construction Partner Steven Goldstein outlines a recent case study that demonstrates the benefits, strategies and risks that companies should understand when considering an Employee Stock Option Plan.

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CEO Athlete Toolkit to Soften the Blow of the TCJA of 2017

This past tax season was an especially demanding one as it was the first one under the new sweeping tax legislation, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,” which passed 12/22/2017—professional athletes and coaches felt its impact deeply.

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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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If the Carolina Panthers Move HQ Out of Uptown What Does Charlotte Really Lose?

If the Carolina Panthers move their business operations and practice facilities to South Carolina, Charlotte might lose a little of the luster of being home to an NFL team’s headquarters. You might not spot Cam Newton on South Tryon scootering to practice anymore, either.

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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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So You Are a Professional Athlete--Now What?

As NFL training camps are opening up, it is imperative for players and their loved ones to understand how to navigate business opportunities, multi-state taxes, residence choice, how to account for in-season and off-season expenses, budget earnings and make sure there is enough cash flow to last the entire off-season. 

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The 2017 Building & Design Symposium in Review

Every year, Grassi & Co. produces a Construction Industry Market Outlook Survey followed by a Symposium made up of executives within the construction industry to comment on the results of the survey.

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You’ve Been Drafted to the NFL—Now What?

It’s imperative for players and their loved ones to understand how to navigate business opportunities, multi-state taxes, residence choice, how to account for in-season and off-season expenses, budget earnings and make sure there is enough cash flow to last the entire off-season. 

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NYS Paid Family Leave Act

In April of this year, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Paid Family Leave Act enabling workers with up to 12 weeks of paid leave a year to care for a seriously ill family member or newborn, or address issues from a family member’s military service. The law will apply to all employees who are covered by the state’s temporary disability insurance law, regardless of their employer’s size, and who have been employed for 26 or more consecutive weeks.

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What NFL Rookies need to know about the “Jock Tax”

In a recent visit to an NFL club during their organized team activities, wherein 29 of the rookies and free agents took part in a financial literacy class, the room was queried and only one of the 29 rookies said he had prepared a tax return in the past. While this is not surprising, it is somewhat worrisome as these players have no idea what their new tax compliance obligation is.

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To Be Financially Successful, All NFL Rookies Need to Play Offense

The second biggest mistake most NFL players make, aside from not budgeting their 16 paychecks over an entire year— as per ”How Rookies Can Budget Their Earnings in The ‘Ballers’ Era” published in the August 24-30, 2015 issue—is not viewing themselves as their own brand. Until players realize that they, themselves, are the CEO of their own personal brand, they will struggle to develop the professional maturation needed to thrive once their football careers end.

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How to Become Smarter Advisors to the EAS Community

Steven Goldstein, Partner and Sports & Entertainment Practice Leader, will moderate a technical session for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants titled "How to Become Smarter Advisors to the EAS Community."



    BS, University of Maryland


    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Chairman, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Committee

    Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA)
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