Friedman LLP, a nationally recognized accounting, tax and business consulting firm, announces today that Philadelphia-based accounting firm, Shechtman Marks Devor PC, will integrate its practice with Friedman LLP effective January 1, 2016.
Founded in 1978, Shechtman Marks Devor PC has spent nearly 40 years providing specialty audit and assurance, tax planning and forensic, litigation and valuation services to an array of industries including: manufacturing, distribution, not-for-profit, professional services, construction, metals, healthcare and high net worth individuals.
As the two firms become one, Friedman LLP will expand its presence in Philadelphia, while also growing key service areas that both firms specialize in.
With the combined locations, Friedman LLP will have a staff of approximately 400, with over 70 partners, which includes approximately 38 Shechtman professionals and 9 partners. The addition of this location and the integration of services allows the firm to increase its client base and provide an even broader range of services to a greater client population.
Shechtman Marks Devor PC and Friedman LLP share a common culture that centers on putting people and relationships first. Ranked one of Crain's™ Best Places to Work in NYC for two consecutive years and NJBiz 2015 Best Places to Work in NJ, Friedman LLP looks forward to working together toward similar honors in Pennsylvania as the team there continues to grow.
"One of the most important things I can do as Chief Executive Officer of Friedman LLP is help my team reach new markets and specialty areas through growing our business," says Bruce Madnick, CEO of Friedman LLP. "In the new year, I am truly excited to welcome new faces to the Friedman family as we work together to reach new heights as a team and to become further involved with the Philadelphia community."
Chuck Shechtman, Managing Partner of Shechtman Marks Devor PC, agrees saying, "Our Group at Shechtman Marks Devor PC is very excited to be joining forces with Friedman LLP. Their purpose, core values and culture mirror our own and this was a central focus for us as we made the decision to blend our teams. Joining Friedman LLP and combining our services and employees offer new business opportunities for our firms, our people and our clients. We look forward to continued and expanded service in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley."