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Lawrence Cohen Joins Citrin Cooperman as Los Angeles Co-Managing Partner

Citrin Cooperman is pleased to announce that Lawrence Cohen has joined the firm as co-managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles offices. Cohen will be responsible for the firm’s Beverly Hills office and join Co-Managing Partner Robert Shuwarger in running the firm’s Westwood location.

“Larry is the perfect person to be managing our new operations on the West Coast as we continue to grow and enhance the Citrin Cooperman brand. He has a deep understanding of the entertainment industry and a lifetime of experience maximizing the benefits of bicoastal resources,” said Citrin Cooperman CEO, Joel Cooperman. “I am looking forward to working with Larry as he helps us to explore and grow our Los Angeles market.”

Cohen brings over 30 years of business experience, having most recently led the Business Management and Family Office Group and the Hospitality Group at Marks Paneth LLP. He spent much of his career as the president and CEO of The Griffin Group in Beverly Hills, entertainer and investor Merv Griffin’s media, entertainment, hospitality, and real estate enterprise.

“I am very pleased to be joining Citrin Cooperman and working to integrate and grow the new West Coast operations,” said Cohen. “Joining a firm that prides itself on personalized client service and innovation at a time of such rapid growth is a unique opportunity. Citrin Cooperman already has a reputation of helping their clients reach their maximum potential and I am excited to bring my experiences to the team.”

The firm has been building their team and resources in Los Angeles since the joining of Shuwarger & Company LLP in July of 2019, most recently with the addition of Mejia & Kaplan LLP on December 1, 2019. New York-based Citrin Cooperman has been rapidly expanding their footprint over the last few years, now having 15 domestic and international locations. Citrin Cooperman was ranked 22nd largest CPA firm in the United States and is the fastest-growing, first-generation CPA firm in the country.

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