Lawrence Zlot


Lawrence is a principal in the real estate group at CLA. He grew up in Toronto, Canada and relocated with his wife to Los Angeles in 2008. In 2012, Lawrence began his accounting career with the legacy firm NSBN LLP, which merged into CLA LLP on January 1st, 2018.

Lawrence takes pride in creating opportunities for his clients and making sure we are a step ahead of client needs. He is also heavily involved in business development activities, attending many networking meetings and events. Lawrence has been actively involved in the Century City Chamber of Commerce throughout his career.

Technical Experience:

  • Tax compliance, planning, and consulting services for individuals, trusts, partnerships, corporations, foundations, gift tax
  • Extensive experience serving high net worth individuals, closely held businesses, and large real estate family-owned offices
  • IRC Section 1031 like-kind exchange analysis and processing – forward, reverse, multiple properties


  • Bachelor of science in statistical sciences from the University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of science in human biology, Doctorate in chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences - Chicago, Illinois
  • Accounting Certificate, UCLA Extension - Los Angeles, California

In the community

  • Certified Public Accountant in the state of California
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Century City Chamber of Commerce