People: Steven Boyles, partner at Hemming Morse LLP’s San Francisco office, was appointed co-chair of the Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support specialty group of The International Accounting Group (TIAG), a worldwide alliance of independent accounting firms with more than 115 member firms in over 65 countries … P. Dermot O’Neill (P. Dermot O’Neill, CPA PC) received the 2015 Thomas R. Porter Lifetime Achievement Award from NACVA at its annual conference in New Orleans … Margaret Shanley was named a principal and national director of transaction and advisory services for CohnReznick and will be based out of the Los Angeles office … Michael Tobiason joins REDW LLC as a practice leader in the Business Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Services department and will work out of the firm’s Phoenix office.
Firms: Citrin Cooperman was honored as the “CPA Firm of the Year” at the Association for Corporate Growth New York Chapter’s Fifth Annual Champion’s Awards … HLB International recently grew its network with the addition of the Bangalore, India, firm Guru & Jana, which has over 200 staff and provides services across audit and accounting, tax, business advisory, and consulting. In Europe, HLB added the Italian firm Marchionni & Partners of Pesaro, which specializes in tax litigation in the following industries: engineering, furniture, cookware, software, and building and construction industries. Lujan Auditores of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, also joined the network to provide a wide range of audit, tax, and consulting services across multiple sectors including tourism, fish industry, energy, retail, real estate, car rental, automotive distribution, health, and the public sector … Ryan formed a strategic alliance with AARK & Co, a chartered accountants firm based in India, to support the firm’s global expansion across Asia.
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