Gallina and Burnett + Co. Join Forces

Roseville, Calif.-based Gallina LLP (FY09 net revenue of $24.4 million) and Burnett + Company, Rancho Cordova, Calif., merged operations effective Oct. 1. Under the terms of the agreement, Burnett + Co. will assume the Gallina name and Steve Burnett, MP and founder of Burnett + Co., will serve on Gallina’s executive committee.

Burnett, a former partner at Gallina, went on to establish Burnett + Co. in 1983. “Great timing and mutual respect brought us back together as we realized the immense potential for our clients by merging two highly-successful firms,” says Burnett. “A casual conversation took an opportunistic turn as we realized how well our combined firms would truly complement our clients, and how this merger will also benefit many new clients by expanding the services both firms could provide independently.”

The merger represents continued growth for Gallina which was established in Sacramento in 1972 and is recognized as one of California’s largest regional accounting firms with offices in Sacramento, Roseville, Walnut Creek, San Jose, San Bruno, Novato, Reno, Seattle, and now Rancho Cordova. Gallina is ranked 115 in the top 200 firms in the United States, by INSIDE Public Accounting.