Gumbiner Savett Inc. merges with Katz Fram & Co.

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Santa Monica public accounting firm will add business management to roster of services

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“We are thrilled to integrate our practice with Gumbiner Savett,” said Arnold Fram. “Gumbiner Savett’s reputation and breadth of services makes it a natural fit for our existing staff and clients.”

Gumbiner Savett Inc., one of the largest full-service public accounting firms in Southern California has joined with Katz Fram & Co., a West Los Angeles CPA and business management firm, as of June 1, 2018. Katz Fram partner, Arnold I. Fram, comes to Gumbiner Savett as a principal and will spearhead the new business management practice. Katz Fram partner, Kurt Yamaguchi, also joins as a principal.

“We are excited to have the Katz Fram team join Gumbiner Savett,” says Rick Parent, Managing Director of Gumbiner Savett Inc. “Katz Fram is highly respected in the area of business management, and we are pleased to be able to provide their expertise and this new service to Gumbiner Savett clients. Both Katz Fram and Gumbiner Savett are focused on providing customized solutions and excellent customer service, so we look forward to a smooth and seamless transition as we merge together.”

Headed by Arnold Fram, Katz Fram has served the Los Angeles community since it was established in 1972. The firm provides a full spectrum of tax, accounting, and business management services to its roster of clients, with a special focus on serving clients in the entertainment industry. The firm is also experienced in providing services to a broad spectrum of industries, including construction and manufacturing, hospitality, real estate, professional services and wholesale distribution.

“We are thrilled to integrate our practice with Gumbiner Savett,” said Arnold Fram. “Gumbiner Savett’s reputation and breadth of services makes it a natural fit for our existing staff and clients.”

Arnold Fram is a counselor to a significant clientele in real estate, manufacturing, import and wholesale distribution, retail and professional services. He also works with many high net worth individuals in the entertainment industry providing accounting, tax, business management and financial planning services. Arnold also works extensively in the areas of estate and gift planning, post-death planning, estate and trust accounting, estate and trust income, and estate tax compliance. Arnold is a graduate of UCLA and resides in Los Angeles with his wife.

Kurt Yamaguchi is an experienced accounting and tax practitioner who works with clients in a wide variety of industries, including real estate, entertainment, hospitality and restaurants, non-profit organizations, manufacturing and distribution, apparel and professional service firms. Before joining Katz Fram, Kurt served as a partner at a Los Angeles tax practice. He is a graduate of Cal State Northridge, and resides in West Los Angeles with his wife.

About Gumbiner Savett Inc. - http://www.gscpa.com

Gumbiner Savett Inc., is a full-service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the heart of Santa Monica. Founded in 1950, the purpose of our work is to enrich our client’s lives by facilitating the achievement of their financial objectives and providing career fulfillment for our employees.

We are dedicated to being a preeminent assurance, tax and business advisory firm for growth oriented businesses, middle market enterprises and high-net worth individuals in Southern California. In addition to traditional private and public company accounting and tax services, we specialize in general business consulting, estate and trust planning, fraud examination studies, business services and bookkeeping and litigation support.

Gumbiner Savett Inc. is an independent member firm of BKR International.

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