Prager Metis CPAs, an independent, full-service public accounting and consulting firm with offices in the U.S. and London recently celebrated 50 years with a Los Angeles presence.
Prager Metis predecessor firm Prager and Fenton LLP first opened its doors in New York in 1920. During the mid-1960’s they opened their first Los Angeles office on Vine Street in Hollywood. Prager Metis currently has two Los Angeles area locations, one in El Segundo, CA and one in West Los Angeles. “We are very proud to have worked with clients in the Los Angeles community for 50 years,” said Joseph Rust, Partner-in-Charge of the Los Angeles office. “Our continued commitment to serving our west coast clients has only deepened in the last fifty years and will continue to grow.”
Prager and Fenton had operated for almost 50 years, primarily in the music, media and entertainment industries in New York City. Then, in the mid-sixties, the British invasion in the music industry created an optimum time to expand into Los Angeles and London to further serve their clients. Prager and Fenton partner, Joe Fenton was the first Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office. In 2015, Prager Metis merged with Bruce Kolbrenner & Co., further expanding their expertise in music and entertainment. “We’ve experienced consistent growth over the past fifty years, and our entire Prager Metis team is to thank,” Chairman of the Board, David Neste said. “We’re committed to continuing to grow and strengthen our West Coast team and presence.”
Prager Metis celebrated their milestone with a cocktail party for clients, friends and the Prager Metis team at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica. Over 100 people attended the event. The event was highlighted by a performance by Latin Jazz musician Louie Cruz Beltran.