Goldstein Schechter Koch has merged with De Meo, Young, McGrath & Co. The deal closed on Jan. 1, 2014.

“This merger fits into the strategic growth plans for both companies,” GSK partner and CEO Sanford Horwitz said in a statement. “We are excited to join forces, and this is just another great direction GSK is taking, adding to the depth of our professional knowledge, skills and specialty areas. This merger exemplifies yet another stride towards delivering our clients exceptional service."

The additional GSK office supports the firm’s goal to expand throughout Broward County. The deal is also expected to bring GSK additional expertise in providing tax, assurance, accounting, consulting and, in particular, accounting services for insurance companies.

“Together we can more effectively expand our services in the Southeast Florida market and beyond from our offices in Coral Gables, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton,” De Meo, Young, McGrath partner and CEO Anthony De Meo said in a statement. “We are confident that with this merger, we will be better able to serve our existing clients. We expect the transition to be seamless with no noticeable change in the delivery of services to our clients.”