Baker Tilly US and Squar Milner combine

19 August, 2020

Baker Tilly US, LLP and Squar Milner, LLP, one of the largest California-based independent accounting firms, have announced the combination of their firms effective 1 November 2020. 

The name of the combined firm will be Baker Tilly US and will have 4,300 professionals. 

“We are creating a new organisation with substantial scale – a true combination of two leading advisory CPA firms that are forward-thinking and future-leaning,” Baker Tilly US CEO Alan Whitman said. 

“Together we are combining our knowledge and expertise to guide our clients through anything.” 

In the past 24 months, Baker Tilly US has not only expanded geographically within the US, but has bolstered its capabilities with several strategic acquisitions in data analytics, municipal advisory, global forensic accounting, valuation and litigation services, and outsourced accounting. 

This latest development further strengthens and complements the global Baker Tilly network’s existing presence in the world’s fifth largest economy, California. Squar Milner has eight California locations – San Diego, three offices in the Silicon Valley and the Bay area, three offices surrounding Los Angeles and their headquarters in Orange County. 

“We are still very much dedicated to serving our California communities, and we are delighted to have the coast-to-coast and global advantage,” Squar Milner Managing Partner Stephen Milner said. 

“Our firms are likeminded in our commitment to our clients, support for our profession and putting people at the centre of it all.” 

Speaking on the news, Ted Verkade, the global network’s CEO, commented: “The combination of Baker Tilly US and Squar Milner is a bold move in the current economic climate and the perfect example of the ability to drive progress that our network is known for. It reflects Baker Tilly US’s commitment to building long-standing relationships that provide opportunity for their people and their clients and lead to great futures.” 

“They have scale to innovate and stay ahead of the curve while keeping their entrepreneurial and agile edge.” – Allan Koltin, Koltin Consulting Group

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