Prager Metis CPAs adds Beck, Villata & Co.

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Prager Metis CPAs, a Top 100 Firm based in New York, has extended its footprint in Florida and New Jersey by merging in Beck, Villata & Co., P.C., effective Jan. 16, 2019.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prager Metis’ 2018 revenue was $97,034,000. The firm ranked 53rd on Accounting Today’s 2018 list of the Top 100 Firms. Prager had 75 active partners and principals prior to the merger, and Beck Villata will add two more partners: Frank Beck and Vincent VIllata. Prager has more than 500 team members worldwide. The deal was facilitated by Domenick J. Esposito of Esposito CEO2CEO LLC. As a result of the merger, Prager will also be gaining Beck Villata’s offices in Montvale, New Jersey, and Miami Lakes, Florida, which it plans to retain.

“We welcome their addition,” says Raymond Zomerfeld, managing partner of Prager Metis’ Southeast region. “We’re excited that this merger enables us to continue to provide excellent, personalized service to the diverse businesses and individuals throughout South Florida and New Jersey.”

Beck Villata provides tax, accounting, assurance, estate and trust planning, litigation support and forensic accounting services. “Prager Metis has a level of expertise and a growing reputation that is unique for an accounting firm of its size,” said Beck. “We feel it is a perfect fit for our firm.”

Prager Metis has been busy with mergers this past year. Last November, Prager Metis merged in E. Martin Davidoff & Associates, a prominent tax firm in New Jersey. In October, it expanded on Long Island by combining with S.A Koenig & Associates CPAs in Syosset, New York. In January of last year, it expanded in California by merging in Geibelson, Young & Company in Woodland Hills.

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