People: Joseph Bondi, after a quarter-century tenure at Alvarez & Marsal Holding LLC, has left his role as managing partner to become new operating partner at the New York City private equity firm Turnspire Capital Partners … Michael DeSiato joins the Coral Gables, Fla., office of Cherry Bekaert LLP as tax partner … Dennis Gallagher joins Haynes Boone LLC’s Orange County, Calif., office as counsel in the intellectual property transactional practice … Ray Harrison joins Honkamp Krueger & Co. of Dubuque, Iowa, as general services partner … John Johnson, managing partner of SaxBST’s Valuation, Forensic and Litigation group in Tampa, Fla., recently was admitted as a charter member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Foundation’s Forensic & Business Valuation Division, an elite group selected on the basis of their national reputation and achievements in business valuation, litigation support, and forensic accounting in the context of divorce proceedings … Jacob Kaufman, lead member of the business valuation team at Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. in Pennsylvania, was awarded the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Business Person of the Year … John Levitske joins the Chicago office of Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in its Dispute Resolution & Financial Expert Opinions … Jason MacMorran, a director with P&N Consulting Services Group in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded the AICPA’s 2014 Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year award for his continuous efforts to improve and support the business valuation profession … Joe Musto is the new managing director of MG Valuation’s New York City practice. He brings over 25 years’ experience with American Appraisal and Deloitte in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania … Stephanie Peters, president and CEO of the Virginia Society of CPAs, was awarded the CEO Award of Excellence by the Virginia Society of Association Executives … Gary Van House joins the financial advisory firm Alvarez & Marsal Holding LLC as a senior director in the Dallas office and will advise in healthcare strategy and performance improvement … Kathy Weaver was promoted to senior vice president at the Dallas firm Ryan LLC.
Firms: The Lansing, Mich., firms Gallagher & Associates CPAs PLC and Flintoff & Klein PC merged on January 1 and will rebrand as Gallagher, Flintoff & Klein … Gallina LLP and the Utah-based accounting firm Leverich Group merged on January 1 … Glass Jacobson, a financial services and wealth management firm in Maryland, was named one of the Top Workplaces by The Baltimore Sun … The Colorado firms Jim Marty and Associates LLC and Brock and Co. have announced their merger … The Washington firms Newhouse & Associates and Alegria & Co. merged on January 1 and will operate under the Alegria & Co. brand … Assurance & Services Auditores y Consultores CIA., LTDA., based in Ecuador, is the newest member firm to join the global accountancy network of UHY LLP.
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