New Jersey-based firms Parness & Parness PC and Spire Group PC announced that they will merge as of Jan. 1, 2017. The combined firm will operate under the Spire Group name.

The merged practices will be located in Spire Group’s current offices in Clark and Livingston.

Thomas Angelo
Thomas Angelo

Parnes & Parness was founded in 1986, and specializes in business, individual and estate tax planning and preparation, tax problem resolutions and business solutions.Spire Group PC specializes in accounting and assurance, business management, technology, and tax and advisory services.

“We view this merger as a significant benefit for clients of both firms, as well as for our employees,” said Thomas Angelo, CPA CITP, managing principal at Spire Group PC, in a statement. “Combining our resources and knowledge base is a tremendous win for our clients.”

“Our first priority has been, and will always be, to provide the best service possible for our clients,” said Richard Parness, CPA. “We feel confident that this merger strengthens our ability to provide a more extensive array of services, increasing the span and depth of expertise in personnel, giving us the opportunity to more effectively service our current and future clients.”

The merger was facilitated by Philip Whitman, CPA, and David Wolfskehl of Whitman Business Advisors.

Daniel Hood

Daniel Hood is editor-in-chief of Accounting Today and Tax Pro Today, and has covered the tax and accounting field for over 20 years.