Prager Metis CPAs Merges with Bruce Kolbrenner & Co.

New York-based Prager Metis CPAs LLC (FY13 net revenue of $36 million) announced a merger with Los Angeles-based Bruce Kolbrenner & Co. Inc. The merger officially took place Feb. 1.

“We welcome their addition,” says Joseph Rust, MP of the Prager Metis office in Los Angeles. “We’re excited that this merger enables us to serve our music and entertainment clients better in the Los Angeles market, as well as nationally and internationally, and for the Kolbrenner clients, joining forces establishes a deeper breadth of support and services.”

“Bringing Bruce on board is essential to our plans to expand our resources and further strengthens our reputation as the “go-to” expert in entertainment business management,” says David Neste, co-MP. “With his extensive background in the music and entertainment industry and as a noted expert witness for the music industry, Bruce has a unique expertise that few possess.”

Founded in 1984, Bruce Kolbrenner & Co. provides business management, tour accounting, royalty auditing, tax and valuation services for high-net-worth individuals in the entertainment industries and their affiliated entities. Kolbrenner is also a noted expert witness testifying in entertainment-based cases for over 30 years, particularly in the music industry.

“Prager Metis has a strong presence in the music and entertainment industry and extensive experience in many other areas,” says Kolbrenner. “The depth of their expertise in international tax law and vast auditing capabilities will benefit my clients immensely.”