Shareholder, Tax

Lou Cohen began his career in 1984 with an accounting firm in Washington, DC.   He joined Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. in 1990, became a Shareholder in 1994, and became President in 2012.

Lou has more than 30 years of public accounting experience. He provides tax, compliance, and consulting services for closely-held businesses, pass-through entities, and high net-worth individuals. He also has extensive experience with the restaurant and hospitality industries, and directs the Firm’s Restaurant and Hospitality practice. In addition, Lou testifies as an expert witness on matters involving trust accounting disputes.

Areas of Experience

  • Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Restaurant Management Consulting
  • Estate and Trust Accountings
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Estate and Gift Planning

Industries Served

  • Privately Owned Businesses
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants and Hospitality


  • Florida CPA

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Business Development Board, Board of Advisor
  • Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Trustee


  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Up Close

Most Admire? 

Steve Jobs

How do you prepare for busy season?

I get lots of rest ahead of time and I make sure that any small projects are completed prior to the start of the busy season.

How do you wind down after busy season?

I head to the Bahamas!

Favorite lunch spot?

City Cellar, West Palm Beach

Favorite website or smartphone app?

Apple News

What’s on your bucket list?

To visit the Gálapagos Islands.

What do you like most about being a CPA?

I enjoy interacting with the upcoming leaders of our Firm and teaching them about the business side of our practice.

What advice would you give someone considering a CPA career?

Be prepared to manage the time constraints required to be successful.