Chicago-based accounting, tax and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP will merge with New York-based Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP on June 1.
Baker Tilly has 11 locations, including five in Wisconsin. The company has an office in the U.S. Bank Center in downtown Milwaukee.
Holtz Rubenstein Reminick has offices in Manhattan and on Long Island. It will serve as the New York practice platform and help expand Baker Tilly’s presence on the East Coast.
The combined company will be called Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP.
“We’ve been looking for the right merger partner in New York and we found that partner in Holtz Rubenstein Reminick,” said Timothy Christen, chairman and CEO of Baker Tilly. “They have a strong reputation, considerable technical excellence and a record of success. The combination of these two well-respected firms will result in a $300+ million firm with more than 1,600 professionals, deepening our capabilities to better serve our clients.”
Ed Offterdinger, executive managing partner at Baker Tilly, will lead the integration of the firms.
“We are very excited about this expansion of our east coast practice,” Offterdinger said. “With anchor offices in (Washington, D.C.) and New York, the merger will allow us to better serve existing clients and pursue strategic growth opportunities in the highly active corridor that connects our nation’s capital with the largest commercial market in the United States.”