East coast accounting firms merge: BlumShapiro pairs with Sullivan & Co.

BlumShapiro, a regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in New England, has merged with Sullivan & Company, based in Providence, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

The merged firm will retain the BlumShapiro name and have 340 employees at offices in West Hartford and Shelton, Conn., Boston and Rockland, Mass., and Providence.

"We are pleased to have a firm as highly respected and renowned as Sullivan & Company join our team. Their addition to BlumShapiro not only gives us Top 50 status, but also strengthens our audit, tax and business consulting expertise," said BlumShapiro Managing Partner Carl Johnson.

"This will be a seamless transition, and together, the combined firms can best offer the resources and specialties of a large firm coupled with the responsiveness of a local firm, giving us a distinct market advantage," said Timothy Sullivan, office managing partner in Providence.

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