November 20, 2015

Marcum LLP Merges with Smart Devine

Marcum LLP Merges with Smart Devine

New York City, NY – Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory services firm, today announced that it will merge with Smart, Devine & Company, LLC, a full-service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia, effective December 1, 2015.

Smart Devine is a well-established accounting and consulting firm highly regarded for its comprehensive audit, tax, risk and financial advisory, litigation support, and forensic accounting services. PCAOB-registered, Smart Devine serves publicly traded, privately held as well as not-for-profit clients across a broad range of industries. The firm was ranked among the top 25 accounting and management consulting firms in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Business Journal and was the only Philadelphia accounting firm named by Accounting Today as a top Mid-Atlantic firm for 2015.

Approximately 75 partners and staff will join Marcum, and the firm’s two Pennsylvania offices, in Philadelphia’s Center City and King of Prussia, will become part of the Marcum organization.

“We are privileged to welcome a firm with Smart Devine’s reputation for excellence and track record of success,” said Jeffrey M. Weiner, Marcum’s managing partner. “In Smart Devine we have found a team that shares Marcum’s commitment to superior client service and uncompromising professional skill. The synergies between our firms are already apparent, and we anticipate significant contributions from the Smart Devine team to Marcum’s continuing growth in the Philadelphia region.”

“Combining with a national firm of Marcum’s stature and reach is a natural progression for Smart Devine,” said James J. Smart, founder and CEO of Smart Devine, who joins Marcum in the newly created position of partner-in-charge of mergers and acquisitions. “The depth of Marcum’s expertise and service offering will be a significant new asset for our clients, and we look forward to working with our new partners on a mutually beneficial future.”

“Jim Smart and Rich Devine have been central figures in the Philadelphia accounting industry for over 25 years. They have assembled a top-notch team that brings substantial additional experience and capability to our Philadelphia Region,” said Jeffrey Zudeck, Marcum’s Philadelphia partner-in-charge.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is a top-ranked national accounting and advisory firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurial, middle-market companies and high net worth individuals achieve their goals. Marcum’s industry-focused practices offer deep insight and specialized services to privately held and publicly registered companies, and nonprofit and social sector organizations. The Firm also provides a full complement of technology, wealth management, and executive search and staffing services. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum has offices in major business markets across the U.S. and select international locations. #AskMarcum.