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Prominent Valley CPA Dies at 74

Mel Kohn, a San Fernando Valley accountant who held prominent positions on several business boards and city commissions, died Sunday at age 74. Kohn was a name partner in accounting firm Kirsch, Kohn and Bridge LLP in Woodland Hills. He served on the board of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association and as board chairman of both the Valley Economic Development Center and FilmL.A. Kohn was also a member of the City of Los Angeles’ Business Tax Advisory Committee. A native of Los Angeles, Kohn graduated from UCLA and was a lifelong supporter of the university. He began his accounting career in 1970 with local firm Gold, Eisenberg & Co., where he served as partner. After a period as a sole proprietor, Kohn joined Kirsch, Stein & Kohn in 1982. That firm later merged with Bridge, Michel & Sobelman and was eventually renamed Kirsch, Kohn & Bridge. Kohn was managing partner until 2009. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Kohn, children Elisa Taub and Gary Kohn, grandchildren Lindsey and Jonathan Taub, brother Barry Kohn, mother-in-law Helen Futterman, brother-in-law Steven Futterman and nephew Jann Futterman. Services took place Tuesday at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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