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Citrin Cooperman Grows California Entertainment Division with the Acquisition of Kingston Smith Barlevi

New York (July 6, 2022) – Citrin Cooperman announced they have completed the acquisition of Kingston Smith Barlevi (“KSB”), a Los Angeles based firm with over three decades of experience in the media and entertainment industries. Effective July 1, KSB will join Citrin Cooperman’s business management and family office team, providing comprehensive private client services.

“We are very excited to join a firm that is already a leader in the entertainment world,” said Partner Steve Barlevi. “We’ve known many of the partners at Citrin Cooperman for many years through our mutual membership with Moore (*), and we greatly respect what they have accomplished.”

Similar sentiments were shared by Citrin Cooperman CEO Alan Badey, “The KSB team have an incredible pulse on the media and entertainment industries. Their deep relationships, skills, and specialties dovetail perfectly with our own and we very much look forward to having them aboard as we continue to expand our footprint throughout California.”

Together Citrin Cooperman will have more than 200 employees in Southern California with about half devoted to entertainment and the rest providing services to a large diverse corporate client base. "Our growth in California has been substantial and we have been fortunate to join with so many talented professionals in such a short period of time.” said Executive Chairman Joel Cooperman. “We’ve been servicing clients in media and entertainment for over 40 years, and we’re excited to have KSB join in this key industry sector.”  

Moore Kingston Smith (KSB’s former parent) Chairman and former Partner at KSB, Graham Tyler, commented "With the support and resources of Citrin Cooperman, the KSB clients will be truly gaining full-service capabilities. To be able to bring those new services to these clients is something we are really excited about. Through our mutual relationship with Moore (*), we know this transaction will give us the ability to provide deeper services to our respective clients.”

About Citrin Cooperman: Citrin Cooperman is one of the nation’s largest professional services firms. Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, a licensed independent CPA firm that provides attest services and Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC, which provides business advisory and non-attest services, operate as an alternative practice structure in accordance with the AICPA’s Code of Professional Conduct and applicable law, regulations and professional standards. Clients are in all business sectors and leverage a complete menu of service offerings. The entities include more than 200 partners and over 1500 employees across the U.S. For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. 

(*) The combined entities of Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP and Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC are an independent member of Moore North America (MNA), which is itself a regional member of Moore Global Network Limited (MGNL). Moore Kingston Smith is a member of MGNL.  All the firms associated with MNA and MGNL are independent entities, owned and managed in each location. Their membership in, or association with, MNA or MGNL should not be construed as constituting or implying any partnership between them. 


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