New York-headquartered CohnReznick is the 11th-largest
accounting firm in the U.S. by revenue, according
to Accounting Today's 2015 Top 100 Firms ranking. The firm is
the result of the 2012 combination of Reznick Group and J.H. Cohn.
Today, CohnReznick provides accounting, advisory, and tax services
to companies in numerous industries, including affordable housing,
commercial real estate, renewable energy, private equity, financial
services, hospitality, apparel and fashion, construction,
entertainment, healthcare, government, manufacturing and wholesale
distribution, not-for-profit, law firms, retail and consumer
products, government contractors, and technology and life sciences.
CohnReznick employs more than 2,700 people, including approximately
Reznick Group's roots go back to 1977 when three friends-David
Reznick, Stuart Fedder, and Ivan Silverman-opened an accounting
practice together in Washington, D.C. Reznick, Fedder &
Silverman soon moved to Bethesda, Md., and from there expanded to a
second office in Baltimore. Further growth added locations in
Charlotte, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Sacramento, Calif. The
establishment of the federal low-income housing tax credit program
in 1986 changed the trajectory of Reznick Fedder & Silverman.
Realizing the opportunity the program presented to its real estate
clients, the firm developed a specialty in the affordable housing
J.H. Cohn's roots can be traced to 1919, when one of the first
CPAs in the U.S., Julius H. Cohn, founded an eponymous accounting
firm in Newark, N.J. Julius Cohn ran the firm for 40 years, after
which his son, Ted, took over. Ted was responsible for widening
J.H. Cohn's reach, opening an office in San Diego, Calif., as well
as expanding the firm's services to include management efficiency,
technology consulting, and reporting and compliance advisory
services for SEC-registered companies.
Beginning in the 1990s, both J.H. Cohn and Reznick Fedder &
Silverman-eventually renamed Reznick Group-went
through a period of growth. In 2012, the two firms, recognizing
their similar cultures and the complementary nature of their
capabilities and geographic presence, combined. Today, CohnReznick
has offices from Boston to Los Angeles (as well as in the Cayman
Islands and Chennai, India) and provides a wide range of services
to public and private companies across numerous industries.