New York (HedgeCo.Net) (December 18, 2013) – Larry Hyatt & Associates of Brentwood, Tennessee, a specialty firm recognized as a leading authority in state and local taxes, has merged with Decosimo, a Top 100 regional CPA firm headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Larry Hyatt joins the firm as Principal and Director of State and Local Tax.
The merger will significantly enhance Decosimo’s state and local tax expertise in each of the firm’s nine U.S. offices located in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia and Ohio. It will also broaden and deepen Decosimo’s resources in servicing this continually growing and essential area for state, national and international businesses alike. The merger also brings to Larry Hyatt & Associates’ current clients additional tax, audit, valuation, due diligence and other consulting capabilities for a more complete package of services available under the same firm umbrella.
“This merger will bring our existing clients additional expertise that is critical to businesses for state and local tax audits by taxing authorities, as these taxes are becoming increasingly burdensome and require resolution for sustained success and expansion,” said Nick Decosimo, managing principal of Decosimo. “This clearly is a mutually beneficial union for both firms and is expected to result in substantial growth.”
In addition to Decosimo’s existing downtown Nashville location, the newly merged firms will have space in Brentwood’s Maryland Farms office park.
Ranked among the Top 100 accounting firms, Decosimo now has office locations in Brentwood, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta and Dalton, Ga., Cincinnati, Ohio; Huntsville, Ala., and the Cayman Islands. Each of Decosimo’s offices offers a full range of accounting, tax, assurance and advisory services to individuals and businesses operating in a wide array of industries including niche focuses on entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, and investment entities. Additionally, Decosimo is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited. With 299 member firms and a total of 624 offices spanning 101 countries, the Moore Stephens association provides Decosimo’s clients with access to a depth of resources and expertise that is comparable to Big Four firms.