NSBN’s team of nearly 100 will continue to serve clients locally and nationally from its Century City office.

CLA happenings


  • 12/11/2017

Los Angeles — December 11, 2017 — NSBN LLP, recognized by Accounting Today as a regional leader in the West, will join national professional services firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA), effective January 1, 2018.

“A personal touch is what this business is all about,” says Ken Miles, NSBN managing partner. “Our clients trust us to guide significant and, often, personal decisions that affect their futures. CLA shares our belief that, in order to help someone, you have to first know them. That may sound simple, but, in practice, it shifts every interaction you have and uncovers meaningful opportunities to help.”

People today are looking for more real world, “roll up your sleeves” business advice. “My biggest reward is when I am able to give my clients information they didn’t have before,” says Dennis Ayers, NSBN partner. “Expanding our resources allows us to do more for our clients as they advance toward their unique goals.”

As one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, CLA has retained the agility to serve clients of all sizes and locations, while at the same time bringing an unparalleled depth of capabilities, all in one place.

“International tax is always an area where our clients look to us for help,” says Kurt Kilwein, NSBN tax partner. “As CLA, the strength of our in-house team multiplies, allowing us to bring not only increased tax resources, but a full suite of global services to aid as clients navigate the world stage.”

Retaining the close, personal attention clients receive today is critical. “For more than 60 years, clients have trusted NSBN to listen and act in their best interests,” says Larry Taylor, CLA chief practice officer, Southwest region. “We are committed to continue advancing that trust by listening closely to clients, in order to bring forward ideas that contribute to their success.”

Clients want to be confident that when they need help — personally or professionally, today or in the future — CLA will bring relevant capabilities. To answer that need, CLA builds its diverse team to deliver an ever-broadening spectrum of wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities.

Allan Koltin, CEO, Koltin Consulting Group, Inc., who advised both firms on the combination, comments, “NSBN saw the CLA platform as a great way to provide additional value added services to their clients and create a great growth opportunity for their people. NSBN is one of the most respected firms in Los Angeles with a wonderful tradition and culture and that is in large part what attracted CLA to them.

CLA continues to be one of the most admired firms nationally in their field, and that has fueled their rapid expansion into California over the past year. CLA’s great leadership, innovation, and commitment to investing in talent, technology, and training have made them one of the firms that everyone wants to emulate.”

Koltin also worked with California-based firms GALLINA and Vicenti over the past year, assisting them as they chose to join CLA.

NSBN’s team of nearly 100 will continue to serve clients locally and nationally from its Century City office.


NSBN LLP, CPAs & ADVISORS, is a full service CPA firm that has been in practice for over 60 years. The firm is ranked among the Top 200 CPA Firms nationwide, the Fastest Growing CPA Firms nationwide, the Best Firms to Work For nationwide, the Top 10 Best Firms Nationwide for Equality Leadership for Women, a Regional Leader for the West, the Top 25 CPA Firms in Los Angeles County, and the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. NSBN has 19 partners and total staff of over 90. NSBN has particular expertise in various industries, including entrepreneurial and middle market businesses, real estate, affordable housing, nonprofit organizations and foundations, entertainment, media publishing, trade shows, healthcare, employee benefit plans, and high net worth individuals. For more information, please visit www.nsbn.com.

About CLA

CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With 7,400 people, more than 120 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.