Drees Riskey & Vallager has merged with Midwest Regional Leader Brady Martz, effective October 1.

Drees Riskey, which has two offices in Crookston, Minn., and Grand Forks, N.D., has eight shareholders and 40 staff; it specializes in services to closely held businesses and agriculture-related entities.

Current shareholders Brian Whalen, Mark Holm, Gerald Nolte, Steve Ulven, Tim Whalen, Brooks Binstock, Joe Kovar, and Kim Durbin will join Brady Martz as shareholders, giving the combined firm 220 people, including 41 shareholders.

“This merger will provide us with deeper resources and broader areas of expertise to serve our clients, including industry specific expertise and specialized tax & business consulting,” Drees Riskey president Mark Holm said in a statement.

“Brady Martz has a long history of providing services in North?Dakota and the upper Midwest region,” added Brady Martz president Ron Johnke. “We feel fortunate to be expanding our presence with a firm of the caliber and quality of Drees Riskey & Vallager.”

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