Berdon LLP, a full-service accounting and advisory firm, has
earned its New York street cred by representing some of the biggest
companies in the Big Apple over the past 90 years. The firm serves
a variety of clients, including some of the nation's premier
family-owned real estate companies, international law firms, and
noted figures in the arts and entertainment industry. In 2014,
Berdon joined the $100 million club, booking revenues of $101
million in its latest fiscal year.
The company was founded in 1917 by David Berdon, who advised
clients with a total financial picture in mind, weighing
accounting, tax, business, economic, family, and sector-specific
factors, among others. Using this approach, the firm expanded
through the Great Depression, adding insolvencies and a litigation
support group to its practice. By the 1990s, Berdon had diversified
across a range of business sectors, including law firms, closely
held businesses, and entertainment, advertising, architecture, and
engineering/construction firms. Berdon also developed several
service specializations, including state and local tax, trust and
estate planning, business valuation and damage calculations, and
succession planning, to name a few.
Today, the firm employs nearly 400 people, including
approximately 40 partners, many of which have multiple, advanced
degrees and certifications (JD, LL.M., CFE, PFS) beyond CPA. Berdon
has offices in Midtown Manhattan and Jericho, Long Island.