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Stuart Kessler ‘50 CPA, PFS, JD, LLM, AEP

Stuart Kessler ‘50 CPA, PFS, JD, LLM, AEP

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Cited by Accounting Today as "one of the 100 most influential people in accounting," Stuart Kessler is a senior tax director in the New York office of CohnReznick. He earned his B.A. in economics from Brooklyn College, an M.B.A. from the City College of New York, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University.

Mr. Kessler is an active member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA). He served as chairman of the AICPA Board of Directors, president of the AICPA Foundation, and president of the NYSSCPA and its Foundation of Accounting Education.

In 2012 he was named as one of 125 people who since 1887 have had the most significant impact on the accounting profession. In recognition of his career accomplishments, the AICPA awarded him their Gold Medal for distinguished service.

Mr. Kessler was installed as the first living member of the NYSSCPA Hall of Fame as well as a charter member of the Brooklyn Tech Hall of Fame and the Estate Planning Hall of Fame. He has been a member of the Brooklyn College Alumni Association for more than 50 years.

Happily married to Isabel since 1956, the couple has three sons and four grandsons.