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Armanino Picks Up Los Angeles CPA Firm Bemel, Ross & Avedon

BRA provides business management services to a bevy of entertainers and executives in the film and music industry.

Top 20 accounting firm Armanino has acquired Los-Angeles-based business management CPA firm Bemel, Ross & Avedon, which provides services to some of the country’s leading entertainers and executives in the film and music industry.

Terms of the deal, which closed on June 1, were not disclosed.

The BRA team, led by partners Brad Ross and Dean Avedon, joins Armanino’s business management division, which will now include more than 160 professionals located in key entertainment hubs such as New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.

“Brad, Dean, and the whole team have a tremendous amount of experience, are well-established leaders in the industry, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them as a part of Armanino,” Jason Zayon, a partner in the business management practice at Armanino, said in a press release. “Our expansion is driven by our commitment to enhance our capabilities and develop best-in-class offerings for our clients. This is why we prioritize building a world-class experience for the full spectrum of our services whether it’s family office, royalty compliance, valuations, audit, tax consulting, or business management.”

Dean Avedon said while he and Ross reviewed potential accounting firms to make a deal with, it was important to them to find one that shares BRA’s values, instills an entrepreneurial approach in their work, and can go above and beyond for BRA’s clients. He said Armanino was that firm.

“As a part of Armanino, we have access to more tools, talent, and expertise that will greatly benefit our people and our clients. The immediate cultural symbiosis we’ve had since we first met the team will lead to greater opportunities all around,” he said.

Ross added, “From international and multistate tax, to royalty auditing and tour accounting, Armanino offers a deep bench of experts and brings valuable support to help us go above and beyond for our clients. We’re proud to join what we believe will be the No. 1 business management and tax service firm in the country.”