Firms in the News: May 19

Crowe Horwath Increases Size Of Dallas Office

Chicago-based Crowe Horwath LLP (FY13 net revenue of $599 million) has combined two Texas offices, in Irving and Dallas, into one expanded space. The Dallas office is now nearly 9,500 square feet, almost double the firm’s former space, and includes a wellness room, a training room, a kitchen area and wireless Internet throughout the office.

“In an effort to become a stronger force in the market, we decided to unite our people together in one office in Dallas. This allows us to have a bigger downtown presence in a dynamic, expanding market,” says Dallas MP Dickie Heathcott. While Crowe has had an office in the Irving area since 2008, the Dallas office was added in 2011 in response to the firm’s growth and expanding services in Texas and the South.

Steps were also taken to use more eco-friendly furniture in the expansion. The firm will continue using video conferencing to lessen the need to travel, thereby reducing travel emissions. “Our clients and our people like working for an organization that focuses on reducing its environmental footprint,” says Heathcott.


Marcum Financial Services Expands Into New England

Marcum Financial Services, the financial planning, benefits consulting and brokerage affiliate of New York-based Marcum LLP (FY12 net revenue of $275.5 million) has expanded into New England. JoAnne DePalma has been named as the firm’s first director in the region.

DePalma will provide retirement, individual and group insurance advisory and management services to individuals and business owners. She has nearly 15 years of investment analysis, asset allocation and financial planning experience, including starting the wealth management services practice for a New England accounting firm and opening and managing the first private banking office in the New Haven, Conn., area for a local financial institution.

“JoAnne DePalma will spearhead the expansion of Marcum Financial Services into the New England market, creating an important new asset for Marcum’s clients throughout the region,” says Steven Brett, president of Marcum Financial Services.