FRIEDMAN LLP Accountants and Advisors

100 Eagle Rock Ave. Suite 200
East Hanover, NJ 07936

ph. 973.929.3597
fx. 973.929.3598

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Richard Klass, CPA, Partner

Richard Klass is a tax partner at Friedman LLP with more than 25 years of experience with both national and local firms.  Rick's interactive professional style and diverse background allow him to offer a full range of services to clients in a variety of industries.

Rick is skilled in tax planning for privately owned businesses and financial planning for high-net-worth families and individuals, providing the sophisticated tax advice and investment savvy they require.

His experience also includes:

  • Advisement to closely-held businesses for Federal and State tax matters
  • International tax engagements for foreign investors in U.S. businesses
  • Tax due diligence and acquisition structuring
  • Succession planning for family-owned enterprises


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Association for Corporate Growth


Rick received a B.A. in History from SUNY Buffalo and an M.B.A. in Accounting from Rutgers University, and attended the Graduate Program in Taxation at Pace University.