BV movers . . .

BVWireIssue #147-2
December 10, 2014

People: Sarah Jennings, James Meyer, and Keith Pfeifle have been promoted to principals at the Lansing, Mich., firm Maner Costerisan PC … The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals has selected John Parsley, partner and senior manager at Rives & Associates, LLP, as one of 2014’s "Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals" in North Carolina … Matt Ringwelski is now a partner at Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP in Mankato, Minn. … Michelle Sullivan is the first woman ever elected to the executive committee of the Buffalo, N.Y. firm Freed Maxick, an achievement the company described as a “milestone” … Alan Whitman, office managing partner in Detroit, is now CEO of Baker Tilly and will assume this role in June 2016 when current CEO Timothy Christen becomes the vice chair of the AICPA.

Firms: The Louisville, Ky., firm Deming Malone Livesay Ostroff CPAs (DMLO) acquired Healthcare Practice Consultants LLC, expanding its niche services into the medical and dental community … North Carolina firms Haynes Strand and Co. and LB&A have merged and will be known as LBA Haynes Strand PLLC. They will have offices in Greensboro, Mount Airy, and Matthews and will continue to serve small and middle-market businesses … The international law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP has been awarded national Tier 1 rankings across 22 practice areas in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. Also, McDermott has received the prestigious recognition of “Law Firm of the Year” in the area of trusts and estates law, an honor that the firm also received in 2011 … Two Illinois firms, Porte Brown LLC and Brown, Kaplan + Liss (BKL), will merge and operate under the Porte Brown brand …Testone, Marshall & Discenza (Syracuse, N.Y.) says its merger with Bonadio Group will wrap up by January 1. McGladrey LLP has agreed to acquire the Philadelphia accounting and advisory firm Fesnak LLP effective January 1.

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