People: PCAOB Chairman James Doty will step down from his position as soon as his successor and new board members are appointed … David Simon, senior vice president of intellectual property at Salesforce, will be the keynote speaker at the Duff & Phelps IP Value Summit October 16-17 at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif. … BDO International Ltd. has named Keith Farlinger as CEO effective November 1, succeeding Martin van Roekel, who will become vice chairman.
Firms: BDO USA LLP and MindBridge™ Analytics Inc. have a new strategic relationship to use the latter firm’s artificial intelligence platform for transactions analysis … Eder, Casella & Co. CPAs has acquired CPA firm Milburn Cain & Co.; the combined firm has 39 employees in three Illinois offices: Gurnee, McHenry, and Barrington … Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP, an accounting and advisory firm based in Louisville, Ky., has acquired Indianapolis-based K. B. Parrish & Co.; the combined firm will have 380 employees and other offices in Lexington, Ky., Jeffersonville, Ind., and Cincinnati … CPA and advisory firm Albin, Randall & Bennett (Portland, Maine) was named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine … Atlanta-based Frazier & Deeter expands into the western U.S. with the opening of a new office in Las Vegas … CohnReznick LLP, based in New York City, ranks No. 3 among companies on WayUp’s first-ever Top 100 list of internship programs … Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell PC will combine with fellow Waco, Texas, firm Coker Wommack & Co. PC; the combined firm will be known as JRBT and will employ 106 professionals … Seattle-based Moss Adams LLP deepens its presence in key western markets by combining with Hein & Associates LLP effective November 1. Hein’s offices are in Denver, Houston, Dallas, and Orange County, Calif. This is one of the biggest accounting firm M&A deals so far this year, and the combined firm will have nearly 2,900 employees in 26 locations.
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