Long Island accounting firm to merge into Friedman

Friedman LLP, an accounting and advisory firm with a major presence in New Jersey, announced Tuesday that accounting firm Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank will merge its practice into Friedman, effective Jan. 1.

“MFB has always taken great pride in the level of professionalism and care that we provide. By joining Friedman, we will be able to offer a broader and more sophisticated range of services, including dedicated practice groups with specialized expertise in areas like international tax, cybersecurity and digital currency, among others,” Thomas Terry, partner at MFB, said.

The integration will expand Friedman’s presence on Long Island with the addition of MFB’s Bridgehampton and Riverhead offices, bringing the total number of Friedman offices to 13 and its partners and staff to 600.

“Friedman and Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank share a common philosophy — emphasizing  trust, respect, collaboration and highly personal relationships, a commitment to delivering hands-on attention, and a dedication to community service,” Fred Berk, co-managing partner, Friedman, said.  “The firms’ natural alignments across value systems and proficiencies will promote a swift integration of our respective teams,” added Friedman co-managing partner Harriet Greenberg.