People: Dori Bailey has joined the Syracuse, N.Y., firm Bond, Schoeneck & King as a business law attorney with a focus on public and private companies in domestic and cross-border transactions. Bailey is also an adjunct professor of law at Syracuse University College of Law, where she teaches courses on banking law and business valuation law … James Cobbler has joined the Winston-Salem, N.C., firm Brendle CPA and brings over 30 years of experience in corporate and personal tax planning, M&A support, strategic planning for family-owned businesses, and business valuation … Coral Hansen has been appointed managing director of West Coast Operations in the expansion of CBIZ CRS. Hansen brings more than 25 years of financial experience, serving in senior- and executive-level positions in both the public and private sectors. Joining the new West Coast operation is Patty Chan, who brings more than eight years of forensic accounting and litigation support experience to the team … Guy Knuf has joined the Irvine, Calif., office of Hein & Associates as partner and will lead the firm’s new transaction advisory services practice … Marc Ménard has joined the Montreal business valuation and litigation support firm MFA Global as senior manager … Francis Morris has joined the Lancaster, Pa., office of Reinsel Kuntz Lesher as a manager in the Business Consulting Services Group … Josh Roth was promoted to senior financial analyst and Ransom LeMay to senior manager at the Indianapolis firm Somerset CPAs … David Schaeffer, principal at Yeo & Yeo based in Saginaw, Mich., has been re-elected to the board and will serve another two-year term … Heidi Walker was named managing director of ESOP Practice Group at Meyers, Harrison & Pia.
Firms: Henry & Horne acquired the Arizona firm Centerpoint Advisors on January 1; Principal Jeffrey Wright, who led Centerpoint Advisors for the last 20 years, has been named a director in the firm’s Litigation and Valuation Services Group … Mowery & Schoenfeld of Lincolnshire, Ill., merged with the Northbrook firm Gary Hart & Associates, on January 1, making this the firm’s fifth merger in the past seven years … Mazars has merged with the national Chinese audit firm ZhongShen ZhongHuan, adding over 1,800 professionals, including 83 partners, from 15 offices across Mainland China … The Boulder, Colo., firm R. Waidler & Associates P.C., was acquired by Eide Bailly, which is based in Fargo, N.D., on February 1; Rick Waidler, the founder, and his entire team will join the firm.
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