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John J. Bonelli, Esq

Principal, General Counsel

John J. Bonelli is a principal and general counsel at Citrin Cooperman. In this capacity, he represents the firm on various legal issues including litigation, professional risk management, compliance, employment law, regulatory matters, and internal governance. He is based in our New York City headquarters.
Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman in 2015, John served as in-house counsel at Rothstein Kass and spent several years as a litigation and transaction attorney at law firms in New Jersey.
John started his career as a staff auditor and tax professional at a New Jersey-based accounting firm. He has more than a decade of experience in a Fortune 100 company working in diversified business, finance, tax, and information systems roles.
John is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Education & Licenses
John earned his B.S. in Accounting from Montclair State University and his J.D. Cum Laude from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

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