Marcum Merges in Maine Firm

Kirk Purvis

New York-based Marcum (FY17 net revenue of $469.5 million) announced that Dawson Smith Purvis & Bassett of Portland, Maine, merged into Marcum’s New England region on Jan. 1.

The team of seven partners and 20 professional and administrative associates will remain at the firm’s current location at 15 Casco St. It will be Marcum’s second Portland office. Kirk Purvis will serve as OMP.

Founded in 1990, Dawson Smith Purvis & Bassett offers a full range of accounting services, including tax and financial planning for closely held businesses and high-net-worth individuals, litigation support and business valuation, marital dissolution and personal financial planning, among many other services.

“Dawson Smith Purvis & Bassett’s loyal client base, developed over nearly 30 years, is a testament to their commitment to excellence and technical proficiency. They will be a strong addition to Marcum’s New England region,” says Jeffrey M. Weiner, Marcum’s chairman and CEO.

In addition to Portland, Marcum’s New England region includes Boston, Providence, R.I., and four offices in Connecticut – Greenwich, Hartford, New Haven and West Hartford.

“Marcum’s extensive resources and industry specializations will significantly diversify our service offering to our clients while providing a rich opportunity for our professionals to collaborate as part of a national team,” Purvis says.

Marcum also merged in Silverman Kendall of Horsham, Pa., on Jan. 1.