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Cohen Pagano Accountancy Corporation (CPACO) is a full service Certified Public Accounting Firm registered as an Accountancy Corporation with the California State Board of Accountancy.

CPACO was formed in 1984. The Firm provides tax, accounting, and consulting services to closely held businesses and highly compensated individuals. The Firm has extensive expertise with manufacturers, distributors and service firms. We also provide extensive services to attorneys involved in estate planning, probate and trust matters.

John M. Pagano, the firm's primary founder and senior partner, began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick providing auditing services to banking and media conglomerates. After his experience auditing these publicly held enterprises, he continued his career at a large local CPA firm providing accounting and tax services to manufacturers, real estate developers and entertainers.

SERVICES PROVIDED: CPACO is highly experienced in providing the following services: · Tax Research and Planning · Tax Preparation, including Multi-State taxes, Corporations and Trusts · Sales, Use and Local Tax Planning · Tax Controversies and collection matters · Accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing · Pension and 401(k) and retirement planning · Real Estate Consulting · Litigation Support, probate and court accountings · Management Advisory Services · Estate and Financial Planning · Business Management.

We believe in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.

We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

Our Team

John M. Pagano, CPA MBT

Phone: (310) 826-3400 Ext. 102


Cohen Pagano Accountancy Corporation - 1984 to Present: Senior Partner of a local full service accounting firm specializing in accounting and taxation for small businesses, estates and trusts, and highly compensated individuals. Responsible for all areas of client service including:

  1. Preparation and review of business, individual and trust tax returns.
  2. Compilations, reviews and audits of various enterprises.
  3. Court accounting for estates, trusts, probates and conservatorships.
  4. Litigation support services to attorneys in business and probate matters.
  5. General business consulting.


Stanley Ingel, CPA

Phone: (310) 826-3400 Ext. 106


Arnold Kaufman, CPA

Phone: (310) 826-3400 Ext. 103


David E. Lazarus, CPA

Phone: (310) 826-3400 Ext. 105


Eugene K. Park

Senior Manager
Phone: (310) 826-3400 Ext. 110


Ferdie Mar Abesamis

Phone: (310) 826-3400 Ext. 107


Enrique Lintag

Staff Accountant
Phone: (310) 826-3400 Ext. 111


Annette J. Hargan

Office Manager
Phone: (310) 826-3400 Ext. 101


Emelinda Urbano

Phone: (310) 826-3400 Ext. 108


Martha Busquets

Bookkeeper, Office Assistant
Phone: (310) 826-3400 Ext. 109



  • Cohen Pagano Accountancy
  • 12121 Wilshire Boulevard
  • Suite 720
  • Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • Telephone: (310) 826-3400
  • Fax: (310) 826-3405