Two Albany, N.Y. Firms Unite

Robert H. Kind, MP of Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte of Albany, N.Y., has announced that accounting firm Dembo, Freedman & Shutt, also of Albany, joined TBC effective Oct. 1.

Kind says, “This continues TBC’s strategy of growing organically and through acquisitions.” It is the firm’s ninth acquisition since it was founded in 1971. TBC will benefit with additional clients, particularly family-owned businesses and individuals. Dembo, Freedman & Shutt partners Donald E. Shutt and George N. Cefferillo, Jr. will join TBC’s team of partners.