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Hancock Askew & Co. Grows Transaction & Valuation Practice

Kevin Wilson

Savannah, Ga.-based Hancock Askew & Co. (FY18 net revenue of $15.7 million) announces the addition of two senior executives to the transaction and business valuation practice – Hancock Askew Advisors. The team now consists of five certified advisors.

Kevin Wilson and Sarah DeKreek have joined the team as directors of business valuation. Wilson will work from the Miami office and DeKreek will be located in the Atlanta office. Both will serve clients across all markets for business valuation services for tax, real estate, financial reporting, and transactional advisory and litigation support. They will also specialize in providing valuations for purchase price allocations, buy-sell agreements, succession planning, ESOPs and estate planning.

Sarah DeKreek

Hancock Askew Advisors is led by director Mary Roberts, who says Wilson and DeKreek will strengthen the firm’s reach and knowledge base and allow for further expansion of the practice. “Their depth of knowledge and experience in business valuations will add immense value to each engagement and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

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McElderry & Associates Joins Hancock Askew & Co.

Savannah, Ga.-based Hancock Askew & Co. (FY18 net revenue of $15.7 million) and Atlanta-based McElderry and Associates have announced a merger.

With this merger, Hancock Askew will have two offices in Atlanta, as well offices in Augusta, Ga., Savannah, Ga., Miami and Tampa, Fla.

McElderry & Associates, led by founder and managing director John McElderry, specializes in tax, financial accounting, management consulting and QuickBooks® services to various clients including high-net-worth individuals, real estate firms, restaurants, and medical and dental practices. These specialties complement existing niche service areas at Hancock Askew.

McElderry says, “My team is excited for the opportunity to provide additional services and work with professionals in various specialties, while ensuring we maintain excellence in customer service and quality of work.”

Michael McCarthy, MP of Hancock Askew & Co., says, “John has significant experience in M&A and transaction work as well as complex tax work for small businesses and high-net-worth individuals.”

Atlanta’s OMP Russell Reece says, “The addition of John McElderry and his team to our Atlanta footprint falls in line with our strategic plans to continue to grow and expand our services for businesses and individuals in the region.”

Brand Tax Group, Hancock Askew & Co. to Merge

Michael McCarthy

Savannah, Ga.-based Hancock Askew & Co. (FY18 net revenue of $15.7 million) and Brand Tax Group of Tampa, Fla., have announced a merger. Hancock Askew will open an office of Tampa, Fla., in addition to offices in Savannah, Atlanta and Miami.

“This merger allows our firm to further expand our reach into Florida,” says Michael McCarthy, MP of Hancock Askew. “The experienced technical accountants who will join our team from Tampa will allow Hancock Askew to continue increased growth and success in the Southeast region.”

Kristen Brand

Brand Tax Group provides tax, accounting and payroll services and specializes in Florida certified sales tax audits and franchise business services, a statement announcing the merger said.

The merger with Hancock Askew provides Brand Tax Group clients with expanded value and services “while maintaining our signature approach of excellent client service,” says Kristen Brand, managing director of Brand Tax Group.

In Georgia and Florida, Hancock Askew employs over 100 professionals.

Hancock Askew & Co. Admits Two Partners

Allen Akins

Allen Akins

Savannah, Ga.-based Hancock Askew & Co. (FY17 net revenue of $14.5 million) has admitted Allen Akins and Greg Ameden to the partnership.

MP Michael McCarthy says, “Succession planning is a priority at our firm and promotions like these are key to the future of the firm. We are very pleased with these additions and we look forward to many years of continued work together for our clients, community and our employees.”

Ameden is now a partner in the Atlanta office and has more than 15 years of experience working in various information technology environments. He leads the firm’s IT-related internal audit, risk advisory and System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting service. In his role, he helps clients identify and evaluate IT risk, implement cost-effective controls and monitoring strategies, improve execution and performance, and provide assurance to their customers and other external parties.

Greg Ameden

Greg Ameden

Akins is now a partner in the Savannah office. He joined Hancock Askew in 2006 and has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting. His primary focus is auditing financial statements of businesses for a variety of industries, including both publicly traded and privately held companies. He is also a certified valuation analyst and performs business valuation and transaction advisory services and has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, estate and gift tax valuations, buy-sell agreements, purchase price allocations and impairment tests.

Hancock Askew & Co. Expands Miami Team

Hancock Askew & Co. LLP_2016Savannah, Ga.-based Hancock Askew & Co. LLP (FY15 net revenue of $11.1 million) continues its expansion in Miami with the addition of new team members after opening its doors this February.

The continued growth of the new office accomplishes the firm’s goal to provide additional resources, both technically and geographically, for its growing client base in the Southeast region, the firm announced.

“As our Miami team grows, Hancock Askew will continue to establish itself as an excellent technical resource for businesses and individuals in the South Florida community. We are positioning ourselves to make a significant impact in the marketplace,” says Mike McCarthy, MP, Hancock Askew.

Carlos Garcia, OMP of the new office, has more than 25 years of experience in both public accounting and private business. Garcia started his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP and has gained significant experience in the areas of auditing, merger and acquisition assistance and consulting as it relates primarily to real estate, health care, restaurants and hospitality, manufacturing, not-for-profits, professional services and technology.

IPA INSIDER: February 2019 News

Listed below are the Top 10 most-read stories on the INSIDE Public Accounting blog for the month of February.

  1. Grant Thornton Appoints Director for Advisory Services
  2. WSJ: Former Partner at KPMG Faces Trial in PCAOB Scandal
  3. IPA Vendor Spotlight On . . . Steve Templeton
  4. Tucker & Tucker And Rea & Associates Eye May 1 Merger Date
  5. Seattle CPA Firm Watson McDonell Joins CLA
  6. Barnes Dennig Joins With Two Firms
  7. McElderry & Associates Joins Hancock Askew & Co.
  8. Mazars USA Key Leadership Changes
  9. Prager Metis Combines With Beck Villata & Co.
  10. KROST Announces Merger with Gaynor & Umanoff