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Located in West Los Angeles, Cohen, Bender & Golden LLP ("CBG") is the successor firm to Cohen & Bender Accountancy Corporation ("C&B”).  C&B was founded in 1937 by Joseph Youtan to service the accounting and tax needs of individuals and their businesses.  David Cohen joined Joseph Youtan in 1949 and directed C&B until he passed away in 1991. Rick Bender joined the firm in 1976 and has been the firm's leader since David Cohen's passing. In September 2015, C&B and Bob Golden merged their practices and formed CBG.  Moving forward, Bob will lead the firm with Rick's assistance as the firm moves toward the century mark since its founding.

CBG provides tax, accounting and consulting services for middle market business and their owners as well as tax, estate and other financial planning services for individuals. Since it's founding in 1937, CBG has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to individuals and businesses. Our partners and other team members are not just accountants, we are a team that is available to assist you with understanding complex business and tax matters and through our decades of experince, helping you to make informed decisions based upon your set of circumstances as each client's overall situation is different and deserving of advice that takes into consideration you or your businesses unique circumstances. expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of highly qualified professionals, and work ethic is the reason our firm has remained a leader in Southern California.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients formulate their short-term and long-term goals and work proactively with them to devise and implement strategies to accomplish these goals by being responsive and timely and applying our high standards of excellence and professionalism.