Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP announce merger

Merger Further Expands Baker Tilly’s East Coast Presence

NEW YORK and CHICAGO — Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) and Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP announced today the merger of the two firms, effective June 1, 2013. The name of the combined firm will be Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.

Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, a New York firm with offices in Manhattan and on Long Island, will be the platform for Baker Tilly’s New York practice and further expands the firm’s presence on the east coast.

“We’ve been looking for the right merger partner in New York and we found that partner in Holtz Rubenstein Reminick. They have a strong reputation, considerable technical excellence, and a record of success," Timothy L. Christen, Chairman and CEO of Baker Tilly said. “The combination of these two well-respected firms will result in a $300+ million firm with more than 1,600 professionals, deepening our capabilities to better serve our clients."

“Baker Tilly and Holtz Rubenstein Reminick are complementary firms," Barry Garfield, Regional Managing Partner of Holtz Rubenstein Reminick said. “This merger gives clients access to more specialized professionals who can serve as Valued Business Advisors and help them meet their dynamic business needs. Additionally, a growing and expanding firm offers more opportunities to our employees," Garfield said.

Baker Tilly’s Executive Managing Partner Ed Offterdinger will expand his role and lead the integration of the two firms.

“We are very excited about this expansion of our east coast practice," Offterdinger said. “With anchor offices in DC and New York, the merger will allow us to better serve existing clients and pursue strategic growth opportunities in the highly active corridor that connects our nation’s capital with the largest commercial market in the United States."

About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (bakertilly.com)

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 countries, with 30,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.2 billion.

About Holtz Rubenstein Reminick

As one of the Top 25 accounting firms in the New York Metropolitan Area, Holtz Rubenstein Reminick continues to prove that superior thinking and unmatched integrity are a formula for success, for growth, and most importantly, for client satisfaction. It strives to provide exceptional quality and a diverse menu of services in the timeliest manner possible. The firm’s expert team of professionals offers clients the highest level of personal service, responsiveness, and accessibility.