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About Us

Jim Vitiello, JD, LLM (Tax) Photo

Jim Vitiello, JD, LLM (Tax)

Co-Founder, CEO


Jim brings over 20 years of experience to our firm helping high-net-worth clients just like you develop tailored tax, retirement and estate plans. Before co-founding Fifth Avenue Wealth Advisors, Jim worked as a senior wealth advisor in New York City for a regional accounting firm. During his time there, Jim found that he enjoyed helping his clients view their wealth in its entirety as he worked with them to define and accomplish their specific financial goals. 

In addition, Jim spent time as a financial and estate planner for companies including Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touch.

Jim earned an accounting degree from Pace University, his law degree from Fordham Law School and an LLM (Tax) from NYU Law School. 

Paul Tanico, JD

Co-Founder, CIO


For over 20 years, Paul has worked with high-net-worth individuals, institutions and foundations manage their investment portfolios. Before co-founding our firm, Paul created and ran CastleRock Partners - a successful hedge fund - for 20 years. Additionally, he worked as a portfolio manager and analyst for Atalanta-Sossnoff, Neuberger & Berman and the Omega Fund.

Paul earned his undergraduate degree in accounting and finance from New York University before obtaining a law degree from Fordham Law School.