Firms on the move: Wipfli wins prize for business excellence

  • March 31 2017, 9:00am EDT


Withum partners with Orlando tech leaders to mentor early-stage companies; Grassi & Co. adds compliance advisors; and more news from CPA offices across the country.


Lohman Company, Mesa, was named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s Top 25 Accounting Firms list for the 14th consecutive year.

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Novogradac & Company, San Francisco, released the 2017 edition of the report, Novogradac Multifamily Rental Housing Operating Expense Report–Survey and Analysis of LIHTC Properties, which found the cost of operating acquisition-rehabilitation properties in 2015 was $902 per unit higher than new construction properties and nearly double the margin of $477 per unit in 2010.


Axens Audit, Andrezieux, joined the Europe, Middle East & Africa Region of PrimeGlobal.


Moore Colson, Atlanta, was named one of Atlanta’s 2017 Top Workplaces by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the seventh consecutive year.

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WithumSmith+Brown is partnering with Canvs, Starter Studio, FireSpring Fund and the Orlando Tech Association over the next two years as a Visionary Sponsor that will be mentoring early-stage tech companies in building their businesses throughout the state’s central region. Canvs is a nonprofit co-working space for tech startups in downtown Orlando; Starter Studio provides education, mentorship, legal and financial resources; FireSpring Fund is a seed-stage capital provider and advanced tech accelerator; and Orlando Tech Association is a voice and conduit for Orlando’s tech community.


Grassi & Co., New York, announced an affiliation of COMPASS-Regulatory and Compliance Advisers, led by Gary Swiman as president and Larry Wagner as managing director, to be based out of the firm’s Manhattan office.


Blue & Co., Cincinnati, was named a 2017 Emerging Business Leader, honoring businesses experiencing growth and that demonstrate exceptional leadership, expertise and a positive impact on employees, by Lead Cincinnati magazine.

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Olleros Abogados, Madrid and Valencia, joined Andersen Global as a member firm, officially adopting the Andersen name and combining with the existing Barcelona team to operate as Andersen Tax & Legal in Spain.


Wipfli, Milwaukee, was honored by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with its inaugural Weyenberg Prize for Business Excellence, recognizing a company that demonstrated business excellence through leadership transformation, strategy and execution. Wipfli received the award at UW-Green Bay’s annual Business Week Dinner on March 28. UW-Green Bay business administration student Justin Krizenesky also received a scholarship in the name of Wipfli for exemplifying the spirit of the Weyenberg Prize.