BlumShapiro has combined with the Newton, Mass.-based firm Friedman, Suvalle & Salomon PC.

The merger, which closed on Jan. 1, 2014, has allowed BlumShapiro to expand and strengthens its position as a leading firm in the region.

“We are pleased to have a firm as highly respected and renowned as Friedman, Suvalle & Salomon PC join our team," BlumShapiro managing partner Carl Johnson said in a statement. "Their addition to BlumShapiro strengthens our audit, tax and business consulting expertise. Both firms are committed to and share a common culture of providing clients with personalized expertise from our staff specialists who represent a variety of industries and areas. This unique approach delivers a solution tailored to meet the client’s individual needs. BlumShapiro looks forward to building on the excellent reputation that Friedman, Suvalle & Salomon PC has established in Greater Boston, and to remaining a valued community partner in the area, just as we are in Quincy, Hartford, Fairfield County and Providence.”

Friedman, Suvalle & Salomon will take on the BlumShapiro name and maintain its office in Newton.

“Friedman, Suvalle & Salomon PC has been a vital part of the community in Newton for 28 years, and we are proud of our success and fine record of client service,” Stephen Bonder, managing partner of Friedman, Suvalle & Salomon PC, said in a statement. “This will be a seamless transition, and together we can best offer the resources and specialties of a large firm coupled with the responsiveness of a local firm, giving us a distinct market advantage.”  

BlumShapiro will now have offices in Boston, Quincy and Newton, Mass., West Hartford and Shelton, Conn., and Providence, R.I.