Recent awards, seminars, charitable activities and other news from firms across the country.


HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors, Tustin, has been selected by the Riverside County Medical Association as a Business Partner for physicians who need accounting, tax and business consulting services. … The California Society of CPAs Education Foundation is holding its annual Advanced Estate Planning Institute on January 28-29, with live sessions at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa, California, and webcasts nationwide. For more information, visit


International accounting firm alliance TIAG announced five new Advisory Board members: Markus Dankl, of Intercura in Austria; Jan Depoorter of SBB Accountants & Advisors in Belgium; Paul Maberly of Mercer & Hole in the U.K.; Keith May of Richey May & Co. in Colorado; and Randall Myeroff of Cohen & Co. in Ohio.



Baker Tilly Virchow Krause ranked No. 6 in the Top Health Audit Firms Category and No. 10 in the Top Property/Casualty Audit Firms Category in A.M. Best Co.’s Best’s Review rankings of the top audit and actuarial firms in the U.S.



WithumSmith+Brown PC has launched a new logo as part of its brand strategy, including rebranding the firm as Withum. (See “Withum Revamps Logo in New Dance and Music Video.”)


Lumsden & McCormick Financial Services LLC, Buffalo, NY, was recognized as a Diamond Eagle firm for its exceptional accomplishments throughout the year at the 2015 1st Global National Conference. … Dom Esposito, former chief operating officer, national practice and growth drector, and executive board member of CohnReznick LLP, will be leaving the firm on January 31, 2016, and launching a new boutique advisory firm, Esposito CEO2CEO LLC, to serve small and midsized CPA firms throughout the United States. The new firm will specialize in helping CPA firms build a mid-market sustainable brand. For more information, contact or (203) 292-3277. … Deloitte and the U.S. Golf Association announced a multiyear professional-services sponsorship intended to accelerate the USGA’s impact on the game of golf and foster greater collaboration and innovation around services that benefit golfers and facilities. Deloitte and the USGA first teamed up in 2014. … Prager Metis International has formed PM Business Advisors to offer state and local tax advisory services, including sales tax recovery and audit defense, federal tax advisory services, such as cost segregation and R&D Tax Credit studies, and business advisory services, such as accounts payable recovery and strategic sourcing. Chris Vignone, a principal of Prager Metis, will serve as CEO and managing director.The new structure will allow advisory services to remain focused on its main two main verticals: servicing Fortune 1000 businesses with asset and tax recovery services, and partnering with CPA firms nationwide to offer advisory services to their clients.



Global accountancy network HLB International has added three new members in Portugal: Conceito SA, APPM & Associado and Victor Jose & Associados, all based in Lisbon. Combined, the firms have six offices and over 250 staff, giving HLB International one of the largest accounting networks in Portugal.

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