Prager Metis Partner Emeritus Jack Topal Receives Robert Briscoe Award

Press Releases | Prager Metis | Apr 08, 2015

Prager Metis CPAs, an independent, full-service public accounting and consulting firm with offices in the U.S. and London, announced that Partner Emeritus Jack Topal was honored with a Robert Briscoe by the Emerald Isle Immigration Center on March 23, 2015.

The Robert Briscoe Awards are bestowed each year on members of New York‘s Jewish community in appreciation of efforts to better the lives of Irish immigrants.  Previous honorees include Michael Bloomberg, Gabe Pressman, and Eric Schneiderman. The award is named after Robert Briscoe, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. He was widely known for his lifelong devotion and service to his country. “I am very honored to receive the Robert Briscoe Award for my work with my clients.”, says Jack Topal,” I feel very close to the Irish community, the parallel experiences of the Jewish community added a deeply personal and human bond.

An estimated 250 guests from the Jewish and Irish communities attend the event, which was hosted by the Emerald Isle Immigration Center. The evening was held at the “21” Club. Honorees included Edward Friedland, District Court Executive, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Jack Topal Partner Emeritus of Prager Metis CPAs, LLC.

Mr. Topal is a lifelong New York, born in 1925 to immigrant parents from Eastern Europe. Mr. Topal has played an integral part in building the New York City Irish business community. He has helped to establish and grow numerous Irish bar and restaurant ventures through his financial guidance and legal consultation.

Beginning in the mid-1950’s, Mr. Topal, as both an accountant and a lawyer, mentored his clients in all aspects of the business including financial advice, legal counsel and the importance of exceptional client service. From contracts to purchase businesses, to liquor licensing, cash flow management and taxes, he was involved in all aspects of the business he serviced.


“He has always treated his clients as if they are his own family and their businesses as if they are his own.” says Steven Topal, CPA, JD, Mr. Topal’s son and Partner at Prager Metis CPAs, LLC “I believe this deep concern and care has resulted in deep mutual admiration and respect.”

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