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About Us

Background

Landsman, Frank and Bloch was formed as a partnership in 1958 by Gilbert Frank and Mervyn Landsman to provide accounting and tax services to their clients. The firm incorporated in 1972. Since then, the firm has continued to grow, adding principals and professional staff while broadening the range of services it offers its clients. Kenneth Bloch (formerly of Bloch & Bloch CPAs) joined the firm by way of a merger in 1995.

Our Mission

Our goal is to provide personalized accounting services that are custom-tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients, while maintaining the highest technical and professional standards in our field.

Simply put, we pursue excellence in every assignment we're given, on behalf of every client we serve.

Our Team

Mervyn Landsman (a co-founder and a principal)

Mervyn Landsman has been active in the field of public accounting for over 40 years. His expertise draws on a wide range of experience in all phases of accounting. A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with highest honors, Merv was elected a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma honorary fraternities.

Gilbert H. Frank (a co-founder and principal)

Gilbert H. Frank has also accrued over 40 years of experience as an accounting professional. His skills have been well honed in all areas of accounting, with a special emphasis in the area of real estate. Also an alumnus of UCLA, Gil graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting.

Kenneth Bloch (a principal)

Kenneth Bloch graduated from Stanford University having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, in the field of economics. He went on to receive a Masters of Public Policy degree from the University of California at Berkeley. For several years, Ken gained valuable experience working at an international CPA firm, then served as managing partner of a local accounting firm from 1984 through 1995, when he merged his practice into Landsman, Frank and Bloch.

Alan H. Salz (a principal)

Alan H. Salz holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting from UCLA. Alan has over 30 years of experience in both general and tax accounting, in the public and private sectors. Before joining the firm, Alan spent 10 years with an international CPA firm—the last four as a tax partner—and served as chief financial officer of a closely-held real estate development company for more than three years.

Robert A. Lake (a principal)

Robert A. Lake has been associated with our firm since 1973. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and has devoted his professional career exclusively to the practice of public accounting. His experience encompasses the fields of income tax, auditing and governmental compliance. Bob has provided extensive services to restaurants, manufacturers, professionals and the service industries.

Gerald M. Wagerman (a principal)

Gerald M. Wagerman has been associated with our firm since 1967. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting and offers our clients the benefit of more than 30 years of experience. Gerry has been engaged in all phases of the accounting profession, and possesses extensive expertise in the areas of sales and local taxation.

Donald Zamost (a principal)

Donald Zamost earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Queens College, majoring in accounting and economics. He also attended the University of Southern California (USC) law school, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1983. Don joined the firm in 1995. He has worked in the field of public accounting for over 15 years, including nine-years in the tax departments of international accounting firms. He also worked extensively as a manager in the personal financial service field, specializing in wealth transfer, compensation and benefits, and retirement planning for business executives.



Landsman, Frank and Bloch has successfully completed peer reviews conducted under the auspices of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and consistently earns the highest rating available.