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Cherry Bekaert Expands Presence in South Florida

calendar iconNovember 13, 2014

Cherry Bekaert LLP, one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the nation, is pleased to announce the addition of 25 professionals to its South Florida regional practice.

Cherry Bekaert is adding two Partners and 23 associates formerly with the Miami office of CBIZ, Inc. and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented CPA firm, Cherry Bekaert’s South Florida practice has been on a strong growth trajectory with more than 140 professionals and more than $30 million in annual revenue.

Joining Cherry Bekaert are Partners Steve Danner and Michael DeSiato. They, along with the new staff members, will be based out of the Firm’s Coral Gables office located at 2525 Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

Cherry Bekaert, with a strong and innovative service platform and more than $145 million in annual revenue, will integrate the talents and expertise of these new Partners and associates into the Firm’s existing industry groups and specialty practice areas of real estate & construction, technology, manufacturing & distribution, litigation support, international business, transaction advisory, valuation services and high-end tax consulting.

“Expanding our talent pool and resource base to better serve our growing client base in the South Florida market is a key strategic initiative for our Firm,” said Howard Kies, Firm Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert. “Our overall growth plan will be greatly enhanced with these additions and we look forward to continued expansion in the South Florida market.”

CBIZ Inc. and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM), a national, independent CPA firm, are associated through an alternative practice structure. The two companies are separate and independent legal entities that work together to serve clients’ business needs. CBIZ, Inc. and its Accounting, Tax and Advisory companies are not licensed CPA firms. CBIZ offers tax, consulting and advisory, and non-attest accounting services.  MHM offers audit and all other attest services.  CBIZ and MHM are members of Kreston International — an association of separate and independent legal entities.