Kenneth Leventhal died on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the age of 90. He is well know for starting the respected accounting firm Kenneth Leventhal and Company.
After completing his bachelors degree at UCLA, Leventhal became a CPA in 1948. Along with his wife, Elaine Otter Leventhal, he started his firm in 1949. It quickly became a leader in servicing the real estate industry. Kenneth Leventhal and Company was eventually acquired by Ernst & Young, when it was the 9th largest CPA firm in the United States.
The Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California was named in his honor after he donated $15 million to form it. He later donated an additional $10 million.
For more information, please read the following.
- “Kenneth Leventhal dies at 90; key figure in Southland real estate,” by Ray Vincent, Los Angeles Times.
- “In Memoriam: USC Trustee Kenneth Leventhal, Legendary Leader in Accounting and Real Estate,” USC News.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht