John V. Pellitteri, CPA Partner, Healthcare, Cannabis and Accounting Services Leader

John V. Pellitteri is a Partner at Grassi and leads the firm’s Healthcare and Cannabis Service Practices. Possessing over 30 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. He has spoken multiple times at the AICPA Cannabis Conference; NYSSCPA Cannabis Conference; industry panel discussions hosted by Long Island Business News and NJBIZ; and Opal’s Family Office Winter Forum. He has also presented for the New York State Bar Association and the Institute of Management Accountants and is an active supporter of the annual Marijuana Business Conference and Cannabis Expo (MJBizCon), the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) and CannaGather.

John is the author of articles on Cannabis taxation, regulatory compliance and risk management. His insights have appeared in Tax Stringer, The Trusted Professional and other professional publications. He regularly supports the industry by sharing his experience and advice on webinars and podcasts, including Grassi’s own CannaTalk podcast, and is a member of the Long Island Cannabis Coalition.

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 a 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 previously 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.

John is 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 Treasurer. He was selected as a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by Long Island Business News in 2005 and is a monthly contributor to the Profit Express Radio Show segment, “The Bottom Line Benefit.”