August 12, 2014
Marcum LLP Expands Family Office Practice in Los Angeles; Entertainment Industry Veteran to Lead High-Net-Worth Services Group
New York City, NY - Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory services firm, has expanded its Family Office Practice group in the Firm's Los Angeles office and engaged Brian Darling, a veteran of the southern California entertainment industry, to lead group services for high-net-worth individuals.
Marcum's Family Office Practice provides complete wealth management services to high net worth individuals and families. Services range from bill paying, tax planning and succession design to philanthropic giving and art collection management.
Mr. Darling brings to Marcum over 25 years of experience as a business manager serving entertainment industry professionals, business owners and other high net worth individuals. He provides bookkeeping services, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and preparation of financial statements, and interfaces with clients� agents, managers, brokers, attorneys and vendors to ensure smooth daily operation. He also maintains banking relationships, coordinates insurance, and focuses on wealth preservation for his clients.
In addition to joining Marcum's Family Office Practice, he is also a member of the Firm's LGBT group.
Mr. Darling is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers and the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
"The goal of family office services is to facilitate the complex administrative functions associated with family wealth management; coordinate and eliminate duplication of advisory services; monitor expenses and investment transactions; and maintain accurate records of a family's personal and investment information," Mr. Darling said.
Philip J. Wilson, Partner-in-Charge of Marcum's Southern California region, said, "Although wealth brings many luxuries, it also brings significant challenges and increased responsibilities to high net worth families. By utilizing the services of skilled and highly experienced family office service professionals, high-net-worth families benefit from expert guidance while improving and simplifying the management of their assets."
About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the United States. Ranked #15 nationally, Marcum LLP offers the resources of 1,300 professionals, including over 160 partners, in 23 offices throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. Headquartered in New York City, the Firm's presence runs deep, with full-service offices strategically located in major business markets. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive range of professional services spanning accounting and advisory, technology solutions, wealth management, and executive and professional recruiting. The Marcum Group companies include Marcum LLP; Marcum Technology LLC; Marcum Search LLC; Marcum Financial Services LLC; Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP; and MarcumBuchanan Associates LLC.