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Jan 20, 2016

Citrin Cooperman Celebrates Launch with Industry VIPs

NEW YORK, NY, January 20, 2016– Citrin Cooperman, a leading accounting and business consulting firm, presently ranked the 22nd largest in the U.S., re-launched its newly-expanded Restaurant and Hospitality Practice at a VIP event on January 19 at Distilled NY, a New-American public house in Tribeca. The event brought together prominent restaurateurs, distinguished chefs and other market leaders and veterans to celebrate the launch of what is now one of the leading Restaurant and Hospitality practices in the region.

Joel Popkin & Company, a boutique accounting firm whose clients include, among others, industry icons like Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud, David Bouley and Tom Colicchio, recently joined Citrin Cooperman – the merger was announced in November.  The combined assets of the two firms include over 35 restaurant and hospitality industry advisors and tax professionals, serving an esteemed clientele of celebrity chef-owners, chic nightclubs, popular restaurants and highly-regarded restaurant management groups, up and down the east coast.

“We’re thrilled with the event and the impact it had on the industry influencers that attended,” said Stacy Gilbert, who, along with Nick Florio and Roy Tumpowsky, co-chairs the Restaurant and Hospitality practice at Citrin Cooperman.

Florio added, “What was evident was how supportive the industry is of our recent expansion – the firm is clearly creating a buzz in the community, and we are deeply honored by the support.” 
Citrin Cooperman plans to continue to expand its practice and add to its expanding list of restaurant and hospitality clients.  Present efforts include Philadelphia, Long Island, and the southern New Jersey region.

“We could not be happier with the turnout or the feedback we are receiving,” said Tumpowsky. “Everyone had a great time and we were able to do something nice for the clients that have supported us throughout the years.”
Left to right: Devon Freeman (Sir Kensington’s), Gregg Klingman (Fox Rothschild) and Chef Alain Allegretti (Beautique / Azure ) 

About Citrin Cooperman
Citrin Cooperman is among the largest, nationally recognized, full-service CPA firms in the United States– currently ranked in the Top 25. Headquartered in New York City, with offices throughout the Northeast, Citrin Cooperman has steadily built its business serving a diverse and loyal clientele since 1979. Our daily mission is to enhance the business and personal lives of our clients through our customized approach which includes offering a wide range of attest, assurance, tax, and business advisory services, including valuation and forensic services, across the globe. (

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