Edwin J. Kliegman, co-founding partner of New York-based Marcum LLP (FY13 net revenue of $350.2 million), passed away on Jan. 21. Kliegman and his partner Ed Marcum founded Marcum & Kliegman in Queens, New York, in 1951.
Throughout his career he was a tireless advocate for the issues facing small and medium-sized accounting firms, and was one of the founders of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners. Kliegman is survived by his four children.
“Ed Kliegman was a visionary who was widely respected not only by his clients and colleagues, but throughout the accounting profession,” says Jeffrey Weiner, Marcum MP. “A leader who pioneered the establishment of the accounting business on Long Island, he was also very well known nationally and internationally as an outspoken proponent of the highest professional standards and as a lecturer and author devoted to the cause of small and medium-sized firms. Marcum LLP is proud to carry on his legacy.”