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Israeloff Trattner Forms Alliance With Wolinsky, Becker, Hurewitz

NEW YORK, NY, November 15, 2004 -- Israeloff, Trattner & Co., CPAs, PC, one of the New York metropolitan region's leading certified public accounting, financial and management consulting firms is pleased to announce that it has formed an alliance with Wolinsky, Becker and Hurewitz, LLP, one of California's leading providers of royalty audits in the music, film, merchandise and other industries. Working out of Empire State Building offices at 350 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the group will provide a complete range of royalty audit services such as:

  • Music Royalty Examinations
  • Multimedia/Software Royalty Examinations
  • Merchandise Licensing Examinations
  • Motion Picture & Television Examinations
  • Video & Video Game Examinations
  • Catalog Valuations & Due Diligence
  • Patent & Other Intellectual Property Examinations
  • Joint Venture/Profit Participation Examinations
  • Contingent Compensation Examinations
  • Royalty Management & Royalty
  • Litigation Support & Expert Witness Testimony

We've experienced significant growth since the firm's beginning in 1994, said Wolinsky, Becker & Hurewitz partner, Matthew A. Hurewitz, CPA. The move to New York was a natural progression, both to service our east coast clients and to respond to the growing requests to analyze royalties being paid by companies located in the east. With Israeloff, Trattner's strong presence in the region, we will be able to provide our clients with the quality services they need, wherever they need them. Wolinsky, Becker & Hurewitz is based in Los Angeles, CA.

We are very excited about this alliance, said Michael J. Garibaldi, CPA/ABV, Israeloff, Trattner's President and CEO. Wolinsky, Becker & Hurewitz' unique talent and extensive experience with royalty and participation compliance examinations is an ideal complement for our clients in the entertainment, legal and other industries. Both firms share the same philosophy and reputation for providing quality client service. Needless to say, we're committed to growing those markets, and serving our clients with an expanded suite of services and expertise.

Israeloff, Trattner & Co., with offices in Manhattan and Garden City, Long Island, offers a wide range of services including accounting and auditing, forensic accounting, fraud engagements, business, professional practice and license valuations, domestic and international tax planning and compliance, merger and acquisition consulting, management consultation, technology, human resources and marketing consulting, financial and estate planning.

Wolinsky, Becker & Hurewitz, LLP specializes in performing Royalty and Participation Compliance Examinations in the Music, Motion Picture, Merchandise and other industries. The firm represents a broad mix of clients including successful figures in the entertainment industry and many other holders of intellectual property rights where compensation depends on compliance with royalty contracts, licenses or profit participation agreements. In performing compliance examinations, the auditors at Wolinsky, Becker & Hurewitz have uncovered underreportings that have yielded more than $100 million in settlement payments to its clients. Wolinsky, Becker & Hurewitz also provides other royalty based services such as litigation support, expert witness testimony, catalog valuations, due diligence reviews and preparation of royalty based accountings.

For more information, call or write Israeloff, Trattner & Co., P.C., 1225 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY, 11530, (516) 240-3300 or visit the web site at



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