MiddletonRaines+Zapata and Parmet+Chapman Merge

Houston-based MiddletonRaines+Zapata and Parmet+Chapman of Bellaire, Texas, merged on Jan. 1, bringing together two teams with highly experienced partners and staff.

The pairing brings on two new partners, Michael Parmet and Deborah Chapman. Parmet and Chapman have practiced together for more than 30 years. Parmet specializes in tax compliance, projection and analytical tax planning and financial opportunities, while Chapman brings deep knowledge in small business and individual taxation.

The merger brings together experienced professionals in the tax, audit and accounting and advisory arenas. The new team of 57 people includes 24 CPAs and nine partners in total. The knowledge base as well as the needs of each organization allows the combined firm to bolster their talent and processes.

When asked about the move, MiddletonRaines+Zapata MP Wesley Middleton says, “Mike’s team brings a level of experience to the firm that we previously did not have. His depth of experience, coupled with our resources, will allow the firm to continue to grow without sacrificing quality.”

Parmet says, “The energetic firm of MRZ, along with their highly talented audit, attests and financial acumen was a marriage of greatest assets.”