Los Angeles Accounting & Business Management Firms Merge

Business management firm Kaufman + Bernstein, Inc. has merged with RBZ, LLP, one of the largest Los Angeles-based accounting and business management firms, adding 19 new members to RBZ’s business management practice.

The founders of K+B, Roy D. Kaufman and Howard M. Bernstein, both CPAs, have more than four decades of business management experience, with specialties in representing entertainment industry professionals and high net worth individuals.

“Roy and Howard have built one of the most prestigious, reputable business management firms in Los Angeles," said Ken Coelho, Partner-In-Charge of RBZ Business Management. "We are both thrilled and honored that they have joined RBZ."

“Ken Coelho has the vision and ambition to continue to grow their business management practice,” said Kaufman. “RBZ is a first-rate firm and our business management clients will benefit from access to their superb technical competencies.”

Bernstein added, “We look forward to capitalizing on RBZ’s resources, their technical expertise and recruiting practices, which attracts the best and the brightest. The combination of our respective strengths will make for a thriving practice for years to come.”

In addition to Kaufman and Bernstein, the other K+B professionals joining RBZ include: Alicia Carrera; Tricia Fatherree; Kuliema Ginyard; Hilda Hakim; Breanna Herron; Patti Lawhon; Jean Lee; Marco Luna; Nash Naidoo; Samantha Naidoo; Ferdinand Padilla; Janet Phuong; Glynis B. Robert; Miriam Salinas; Nadia Siddiki; Michael Thompson; and Scott Wilson.

Kaufman and Bernstein specialize in providing business management services to the entertainment industry, including actors, writers, directors, producers, composers, as well as company executives and high net worth individuals. They assist clients with the long-term preservation and growth of their net worth through day-to-day financial and business management services.

Kaufman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University. He is actively involved with the Art of Brain (UCLA), American Jewish Committee and Stephen Wise Temple.

Bernstein graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Skirball Cultural Center. He is also on the Board of Trustees and Past President of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, as well as the Emeritus Member of the Board of Governors for the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.

With more than 140 employees and 16 partners, RBZ is one of the largest independent public accounting, consulting, and business management firms in Los Angeles County.