TJS Deemer Dana merges in Salmon Barton

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TJS Deemer Dana LLP has expanded in Georgia by merging in Salmon Barton & Associates LLP, a firm in Atlanta, effective Dec. 1, 2018.

Lew Salmon founded Salmon Barton & Associates LLP in 2010. His firm provides a variety of accounting, tax and advisory services, specializing in servicing insurance industry clients.

“We are excited to have Lew and his team join our firm,” said TJS Deemer Dana managing partner Tracy G. Sharkey in a statement. “They bring a great depth of knowledge and respect in the insurance industry and we felt this service line would be a huge complement to our existing client base. We look forward to continuing to provide the same level of service and expertise to his clients. This combination allows us to extend our geographic footprint within Atlanta and beyond and add a great group of talented people all committed to helping clients achieve success."

TJSDD already has offices in Duluth, Dublin, Savannah and Sandy Springs, Georgia, which is near Atlanta. The Salmon Barton team will continue to work from their offices in Atlanta. With the addition of Salmon Barton, TJSDD will have a total of 122 employees. Lew Salmon will be the only partner coming from his firm, which has six other employees, a mix of part-time and full-time. TJSDD currently has 21 partners and a total of roughly 94 people, including both part-time and full-time employees.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Transition Advisors, an M&A consulting firm that focuses on accounting firms, helped arrange the transaction.

"We have a long history of strong relationships with entrepreneurial businesses and individuals in the Greater Atlanta community,” said Salmon in a statement. “TJS Deemer Dana LLP shares our philosophy of helping our clients grow and succeed, and the merger will broaden and deepen our existing industry specializations, enabling us to offer more comprehensive business advice tailored to our clients. Clients will still receive the same close personal attention they have come to expect from us, but our combined resources will offer an opportunity to expand our services and expertise.”

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