Grassi & Co. lobby
Grassi & Co. lobby Photo: Grassi & Co.

Grassi & Co. has merged in James Bohl, CPA, PC, which will now be known as Grassi Franchise Services LLC, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

The combination of the two firms will bring an additional 25 professionals to Grassi & Co.’s team, including Bohl himself, who will become a partner at Grassi. Grassi is based in New York City, while Bohl’s firm is based in Ronkokoma, N.Y., on Long Island. Grassi & Co. ranked 77th on Accounting Today’s 2016 list of the Top 100 Firms, with $49 million in annual revenue.

The firm was founded in 1980 by CEO and managing partner Louis C. Grassi. “We are very excited to have James Bohl and his team join the Grassi & Co. family as Grassi Franchise Services,” Grassi said in a statement. “Enhancing our services to include franchising enables us to expand our breadth of services and attract a new and exciting pool of clients. James Bohl and his team have a rich history of providing high quality services and we are looking forward to leveraging their years of experience in order to continue to meet and exceed the expectations of James’ current client base and any prospective clients.”

Bohl has been a CPA for more than 20 years. He specializes in providing accounting and financial services to businesses in the franchise market.

“We have always taken great pride in providing our clients with high-quality personal service, which has been the foundation of our practice,” said Bohl in a statement. “Grassi & Co. shares this same culture and mission and will help us maintain a high level of service to our clients nationwide. The same team that built James Bohl CPA PC is staying in place and remains committed to our core mission of providing the best possible service to our clients.”

Michael Cohn

Michael Cohn, editor-in-chief of, has been covering business and technology for a variety of publications since 1985.