KLR Founder and President to Retire


Lawrence Kahn, managing director and president of Top 100 firm Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd, is ready to retire after 40 years with the firm. Kahn will start his retirement on May 31, 2014.

Larry Kahn

Kahn will remain on as chairman emeritus and as a consultant to the firm. Kahn, who turns 65 in May, will also be leaving his position as a board member of the Leading Edge Alliance and his board seat at the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.

“It is a bittersweet moment in time” Kahn said in a statement. “We were under one million dollars in revenue when Alan Litwin and I teamed up in 1983, and here I am leaving a $35 million revenue firm, 95th largest firm in the USA and 3rd largest regional firm in New England. I have complete confidence that our team members, shareholders and emerging leaders will continue to propel the firm forward in the New England marketplace in the upcoming years” Kahn added.

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Kahn’s professional memberships include organizations at local, national and international levels; the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the AICPA.

In addition, Kahn is a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Financial Services Committee, The Entrepreneurship Institute, the Boston College CEO Club, National Association of Corporate Directors, Bentley University Executive Club, The CEO Roundtable, the Rhode Island Estate Planning Counsel and Department of Accountancy Advisory Board at Bentley University.

In the past, Kahn has served as president of Accountants for the Public Interest of Rhode Island Inc., vice chair of The Wheeler School, vice president of Marathon Inc., treasurer of Challenge House Inc., treasurer of the Foundation for Repertory Theatre of Rhode Island, president of the Ledgemont Country Club, board member of Newport International Film Festival, board member of The Carnegie Abbey Club, Chairman of the Development Committee at the Phoenix Houses of New England Inc., Board of Directors for the Smaller Business Association of New England, and as a member of the board of directors of Temple Beth El.

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