Wilkin & Guttenplan expands N.Y.C. presence

East Brunswick-based accounting firm Wilkin & Guttenplan P.C. announced recently that it has taken over Kleiman & Weinshank LLP in a merger deal that will see it expand its New York City practice.

The merger, which takes effect Oct. 1, will see 15 staff members added to W&G’s New York office to enhance its presence in the real estate market, the firm said in a news release.

“This partnership allows us to expand our footprint in New York City and will add greater resources that will further develop the deep body of knowledge and personalized service that our clients come to expect from us,” Managing Shareholder Edward Guttenplan said in a prepared statement. “We are pleased to welcome the Kleiman & Weinshank team members and clients to the Wilkin & Guttenplan family, and look forward to a bright future together.”

K&W’s Abe Kleiman and Michael Esposito will join W&G as shareholders, and the firm will operate as a Wilkin & Guttenplan office at its current location at Two Penn Plaza.