Averett Warmus Durkee Expands in Central Florida

Orlando, Fla.-based Averett Warmus Durkee (FY12 net revenue of $11.8 million) has acquired the Altamonte Springs, Fla., office of Cohen & Co. in a transaction finalized Oct. 26. The partners of the Altamonte Springs office, Russell Goldberg and Scott McEachron, will become principals with Averett Warmus Durkee.

With the addition of 15 accountants from the acquisition, Averett Warmus Durkee becomes the largest independent accounting firm in Central Florida. With the expansion, the firm is adding a second location. The move is part of a larger growth strategy of the Averett Warmus Durkee, which is actively looking at acquisitions throughout Florida, along with the addition of new hires. Goldberg’s firm ends its relationship with Cleveland-based Cohen & Co. (FY13 net revenue of $40.8 million) on Oct. 31.