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SingerLewak History


1959

Phil Singer founds the firm that will become SingerLewak.


Bernard Lewak, an accounting student at UCLA whose father was a client of Lewak's, joins Phil as a part-time employee. Together they work out of a one-room office in an old stucco building above a client’s grocery store. Their furnishings consist of one drafting table. After graduation, Lewak joins Singer Gottfried and Associates full time.

1961


Singer reunites with Lewak and joins with another partner to form Singer, Ross & Lewak.

In 1962, Ross withdraws and the firm becomes Singer, Lewak & Associates.

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1967


The firm becomes Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein.

The new partners are Norman L. Greenbaum and Harvey Goldstein, a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles.
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1972


Harvey Goldstein becomes Managing Partner of SLGG.


Requiring more space, the growing firm moves to its current Wilshire Boulevard location. When the firm expanded its services to Orange County in 1979, this new office was managed by partner David W. Krajanowski.

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1979


The firm expands to Orange County.


David W. Krajonowski manages this new office, just as VisiCalc, the first commercially available spreadsheet software, revolutionizes the accounting industry.
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1990s


The firm, now renamed SingerLewak, continues to grow in California.


SingerLewak goes from 10 partners to more than 20 and expands its client services to include Public Companies among other services. 



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Today


SingerLewak becomes a Top 100 accounting firm with offices throughout the western US.


Jim Pitrat is now our Managing Partner. The firm employs more than 300 professionals and more than 50 partners, with expanded client services and a robust international practice. 


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SingerLewak History

1959

Phil Singer founds the firm that will become SingerLewak. 
Bernard Lewak, an accounting student at UCLA whose father was a client of Lewak's, joins Phil as a part-time employee. Together they work out of a one-room office in an old stucco building above a client’s grocery store. Their furnishings consist of one drafting table. After graduation, Lewak joins Singer Gottfried and Associates full-time.

, History, SingerLewak, SingerLewak

1961


Singer reunites with Lewak and joins with another partner to form Singer, Ross & Lewak.


In 1962, Ross withdraws and the firm becomes Singer, Lewak & Associates.

, History, SingerLewak, SingerLewak

1967


The firm becomes Singer Lewak Greenbaum & Goldstein.

The new partners are Norman L. Greenbaum and Harvey Goldstein, a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles.

, History, SingerLewak, SingerLewak

1972


Harvey Goldstein becomes Managing Partner of SLGG.

Requiring more space, the growing firm moves to its current Wilshire Boulevard location. When the firm expanded its services to Orange County in 1979, this new office was managed by partner, David W. Krajanowski.

, History, SingerLewak, SingerLewak

1979


The firm expands to Orange County. 


David W. Krajonowski manages this new office, just as VisiCalc, the first commercially available spreadsheet software, revolutionizes the accounting industry.

, History, SingerLewak, SingerLewak

1990s


The firm, now renamed SingerLewak, continues to grow in California. 


SingerLewak goes from 10 partners to more than 20 and expands its client services to include Public Companies among other services. 



, History, SingerLewak, SingerLewak , History, SingerLewak, SingerLewak Jim Pitrat

Today


SingerLewak becomes a Top 100 accounting firm with offices throughout the western US.


Jim Pitrat is now our Managing Partner. The firm employs more than 300 professionals and more than 50 partners, with expanded client services and a robust international practice. 


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