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Moss Adams Brings Aboard Property Tax Consultants Byrne & Clayton

A three-person team from Byrne & Clayton, including the firm’s president, officially joined Moss Adams Sept. 1.

Top 15 accounting firm Moss Adams announced last week that it had acquired Byrne & Clayton Consulting, a firm that specializes in property tax and valuation-related services. A three-person team from Byrne & Clayton, including the firm’s president, officially joined Moss Adams on Sept. 1.

“The Byrne & Clayton team is a natural fit for our practice. Moss Adams has seen substantial demand for tax consulting services across a variety of industry sectors,” Marke Greene, leader of specialty tax services for Moss Adams, said in a press release. “The addition of Byrne & Clayton personnel will build a more robust service platform to accommodate demand in a specialized area; plus, we’re bringing on board a like-minded and trusted team to help meet the needs of clients.”

Founded in 2005 with offices in Denver and Los Angeles, Byrne & Clayton Consulting primarily specializes in property tax appeals, valuation analyses, and tax consulting services.

Similar to Moss Adams, Byrne & Clayton Consulting serves the power and utilities, renewable energy, hospitality, real estate, and technology industries, among others. Additionally, their current portfolio of clients includes geographies in line with those of Moss Adams.

“I’ve worked with Moss Adams for many years and know this is a good place for us to continue to build out our team,” said Michael Clayton, principal and president at Byrne & Clayton Consulting who will be a managing director at Moss Adams. “Joining Moss Adams enhances our team with broader knowledge and expanded resources for our clients.”

Besides Clayton, the other two team members joining Moss Adams are technicians. The team will remain based in Denver, working with professionals across various industries and groups at Moss Adams, the firm said.

Moss Adams also recently acquired a niche consulting business, Alexicon, which specialized in rural telecommunications. The Alexicon team, including two principals, Doug Kitch and Rob Strait, along with 10 employees, joined Moss Adams on Sept. 1.

INSIDE Public Accounting ranked Moss Adams 13th in its list of the top 100 accounting firms in the U.S. by revenue in 2022. The Seattle-based firm brought in $955 million during its most recent fiscal year.