Bartolomei Pucciarelli CPAs & Advisors sealed the deal to merge with Hill, Barth & King.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

“There was a natural synergy between HbK and BP,” HbK LLC’s CEO and managing principal Christopher Allegretti said in a statement. “We shared customer service philosophies and many other operational practices that made a merger practical and advantageous for all involved.”

Allegretti said that HbK is always interested in expanding service locations, particularly when the firms under consideration share HbK’s culture and high standards for client service. “This strategic expansion of resources is a tremendous opportunity for our firm to grow, our team members to shine and our clients in all locations to reap the benefits of an even broader scope of tax, accounting, advisory and financial services,” Allegretti noted.

“It was a perfect situation; we hadn’t necessarily been seeking a merger opportunity, but when this one presented itself, we knew we’d found a way to quickly enhance our service offerings, give our team additional growth opportunities and most importantly, provide greater value to our clients,” BP’s principal James Bartolomei said in a statement.

To learn more about the merger, visit the HbK LLC YouTube channel at

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