James P. Friedman, CPA, AEP

Business Consulting Principal


James P. Friedman, Business Consulting Principal, started his career in 1974 with the international accounting and consulting firm PKF International where he was an Audit Manager.  In 1982, Jim, formed his own accounting, auditing, consulting and tax practice. In 1984, Jim was admitted as an Audit Partner with the international accounting and consulting firm KPMG. In 1989, Jim left KPMG to go back into the private practice of accounting, auditing, consulting and tax where he served his clients for over thirty years before joining the firm on January 1, 2014.

Jim has provided a variety of services to his clients for over forty years, including auditing, accounting, business consulting and tax preparation and planning in the construction, government – HUD, real estate, retail, wholesale, professional services, peer review and transportation industries.


  • Certified Public Accountant, 1979
  • Accredited Estate Planner, 1990
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of New Orleans, 1974


  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, New Orleans Chapter
  • Member, Association of Employee Benefit Planners of New Orleans
  • Member, New Orleans Estate Planning Council 


  • Member, The Court Jesters
  • Member, The Roma Club, Inc. (Krewe of Caesar)
  • Member, Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club
  • Member, English Turn Golf & Country Club
  • Member, Beta Xi Chapter of Theta Xi Fraternity