October 1, 2013
Cleveland, Ohio

Skoda Minotti (www.skodaminotti.com), a national CPA, financial business advisory firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Beachwood-based accounting firm, Howard L. Klein Co., CPA.

The acquisition joins Howard Klein, an expert-in-the-field with 34 years’ experience in forensic and bankruptcy accounting, with the firm’s Valuation and Litigation Advisory Group, where he will serve as partner.

Klein has investigated white-collar crimes and testified as an expert witness in numerous civil and criminal matters.  He has worked with the FBI, SEC, FDIC, SIPC and the Department of Labor. Klein is currently the forensic accountant for the trustee for Fair Finance, a $200 million Ponzi scam, and served as a fee examiner in the Enron bankruptcy case. Prior to owning his own firm, he was an auditor with Ernst & Ernst and a partner with a local CPA firm.

“Howard’s expertise in forensic accounting and depth of experience with high-profile cases will strengthen our capabilities and allow us to continue to meet the growing needs of our clients,” said Gregory J. Skoda, CPA, chairman of the firm.  Klein is a CPA, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). He received his Master’s degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Miami University.

About Skoda Minotti

Skoda Minotti is a business advisory firm with a history of guiding clients’ economic and professional success. Clients include privately-held businesses, public companies, individuals, partnerships and corporations. Along with its renowned accounting, financial and tax services, Skoda Minotti offers a unique complement of advisory services including information technology, strategic marketing, professional staffing, wealth management, risk advisory services, and valuation and litigation advisory specialties to further advance the growth and success of its clients. Skoda Minotti has offices in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and Tampa, Florida, and is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance. Learn more at www.skodaminotti.com

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