Walsh Jastrem & Browne Merges with WithumSmith+Brown

Effective March 15, Walsh Jastrem & Browne LLP (WJB) of Boston, combined its practice with Princeton, N.J.-based WithumSmith+Brown, PC (WS+B) (FY14 net revenue of $105.4 million). Tom Walsh, who has served as WJB’s managing partner since 2000, Jim Browne, partner, and Steve Yardumian, partner, along with all WJB staff, will join the Withum team. WJB will become the Boston office of WithumSmith+Brown and will remain at its current location at 155 Seaport Boulevard.

“We have been seeking the right strategic partner to enhance our presence in the New England area, and we found the perfect match with Walsh Jastrem & Browne in terms of expertise, geographic location and culture,” says Bill Hagaman, the acquiring firm’s MP and CEO. “Boston and the New England region are at the forefront of industries such as health care, financial services, technology and life sciences, aligning perfectly with Withum’s current practice niches. Our new colleagues pride themselves on providing clients with outstanding service, which is the commitment made to all WithumSmith+Brown clients.”

WJB provides accounting, audit, tax and consulting services to privately owned business, professional service firms, private investment partnerships and other financial services entities, employee benefit plans, non-profit organizations, individuals and estates.

“We’re excited about joining forces with WithumSmith+Brown,” says Walsh. “The firm’s depth and breadth of resources will be invaluable to us in both serving existing clients and industries and bringing our service capabilities to new segments of the marketplace. Both firms share a commitment to ‘hands-on’ service, the highest level of integrity, and a nimble, flexible and innovative culture and approach to problem solving, which creates a natural fit between the two organizations.”