Two Moore Stephens Firms Join Forces to Create A New Top 100 Firm

Walnut, Calif.-based Moore Stephens Wurth Frazer and Torbet, (FY08 net revenue of $23.6 million) is merging with Little Rock, Ark.-based Frost, PLLC, (FY09 net revenue of $24.2 million) formerly, Moore Stephens Frost, effective Jan. 1, 2010.

Dean Yamagata, MP of MSWFT, says, “Both of our firms have built practices which include specialization in the animal agriculture industry, spanning the past five decades. In addition, our West Coast offices have a great deal of experience working with Chinese and Pacific Rim companies that are publicly traded in the U.S., along with having a strong niche in the construction industry. This merger combines our unique individual and combined expertise in the dairy production, animal agriculture, food processing and construction industries – along with our rapidly expanding international business – and positions us to be an even stronger leader in those areas.”

The merged firm will be known as Frazer Frost, LLP and will continue to operate out of all current locations. Frazer Frost will enter the IPA Top 100 firms list in 2010. IPA welcomes the newly merged firm.

After the merger, Frazer Frost will represent business in 47 states in the U.S. and 15 countries, internationally. The firm will be led by co-MPs Yamagata (West coast operations) and Dan Peregrin MP of Frost, (Midwest and East Coast operations). The firm will employ a total of 272 staff.

Frazer Frost will continue its membership in Moore Stephens North America, Inc.