Issy Kotton

Issy Kotton

Audit Partner


BDO Los Angeles Office



Executive Summary

Issy Kotton has more than 40 years of experience in accounting, auditing and consulting of both privately and publicly held companies. Clients rely upon Issy as a trusted business advisor for a wide range of financial and business matters, including daily operations, acquisitions, and going-public decisions. He has assisted numerous clients with leveraged buyouts (LBOs), initial public offerings (IPOs) and private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and structuring the integration of acquired businesses.
Issy’s practice focuses on clients in the retail and consumer products, manufacturing and distribution, and technology industries.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Gauteng Society of Chartered Accountants, South Africa
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
University of Southern California--Elaine and Kenneth Leventhal School of Accounting, Board of Advisors, 1998 - 2017


B.S., Certificate, Theory of Accounting, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Community Involvement

Recipient of the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award for the Apparel industry.