FLORIDA: Hancock Askew adds S. Mark Hand
Hancock Askew & Co. LLP., a regional firm based in Savanna, Georgia, is expanding to Jacksonville, Florida, by adding S. Mark Hand & Associates PA.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hancock Askew ranked No. 19 on Accounting Today
’s 2020 Regional Leaders list of the Top Firms in the Southeast with $19.05 million in annual revenue.
S. Mark Hand & Associates specializes in providing tax, accounting, business valuations and litigation support services. As part of the deal, Hand is joining Hancock Askew as a partner.
“We hold similar values as Hancock Askew and this merger allows us to provide additional services and resources to our clients, all while maintaining our commitment to quality of work and excellent client service,” he said in a statement.
Hancock Askew dates back to 1910. The firm provides audit, tax, accounting, internal audit, IT risk assurance and advisory, SOC examinations, transaction advisory, business valuations and other consulting services. The deal is part of the firm’s plan to expand its presence in Florida. In June, Hancock Askew expanded in Miami by adding CA PA
“We will have a combined 17 partners and more than 180 people across our six offices in Georgia and Florida (Savannah, Atlanta, Augusta, Miami, Tampa [and] Jacksonville),” said Hancock Askew managing partner Mike McCarthy in an emailed statement Monday. “We work as one firm across all offices and, in a COVID remote world, that includes remote workers that do not report to a specific office on a routine basis.”
A Hancock Askew partner, Allen Akins, is relocating to Jacksonville to help lead the new office. "I’ve been serving many great clients in the Jacksonville area for years and I am happy to become a local resource for them,” Akins said in a statement. “Together as a team, we are ready to grow in Jacksonville, bring value to our clients, and create new opportunities for our people.”