O'Connor Davies, LLP and Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC Announce Merger, Effective January 1, 2014

PARAMUS and CRANFORD, N.J., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- O'Connor Davies, LLP and Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC (FMRTL) announce today a merger of the two Certified Public Accounting firms, effective January 1, 2014.  The combined firm will operate under the O'Connor Davies name and will significantly increase its presence in New Jersey, with offices in Paramus and Cranford, and a total of approximately 500 employees and 80 Partners in seven offices. Combined revenues will be approximately $100M.

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This merger further establishes a major New Jersey, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regional accounting and consulting firm and enhances O'Connor Davies's significant industry expertise in the areas of commercial businesses, trusts and estates and sports and entertainment.  Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner of O'Connor Davies, said, "We are excited about joining practices with FMRTL and expanding our footprint in New Jersey.  This combination will enhance our specialty practice areas, service offerings and resources to our valued clients. The combined strength of the two firms will result in a more robust team of experienced professionals who are focused on providing industry-specific expertise and serving clients' needs." Keane adds, "Joe Fazio has been an active and influential leader in the New Jersey business community for many years and we look forward to having Joe and his partners and staff join our team."

Both firms share the same approach to client service, practice management and dedication to developing enduring relationships.  Joseph A. Fazio, Managing Director of FMRTL, comments, "We have always been proud of our 'white glove' client service and we are pleased to have found a partner who shares the same values and commitment to delivering excellent client service.  Merging practices with O'Connor Davies develops many opportunities for our clients, they will benefit from the expanded service offerings, collective depth of talent and industry expertise, as well as the global resources available through PKF International."

Brian Flynn, O'Connor Davies's New Jersey lead partner, states, "Our firms' cultures and philosophies are complementary creating many synergies within our practices.  We are both staff-centric and focused on career development as well as 'giving back' to the communities in which we work and live."

Combined, the new O'Connor Davies will have deep industry expertise in sectors key to the New Jersey and regional marketplace including commercial businesses, manufacturing and distribution, real estate, not-for-profit organizations, financial services, high net worth individuals and family offices and sports and entertainment.

About O'Connor Davies, LLP 

O'Connor Davies, LLP is a full service Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm that has a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally and providing specialized professional services of the highest quality.  With roots tracing to 1891, six offices located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and approximately 450 professionals, including 70 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax, and management advisory services. O'Connor Davies is ranked number 36 in Accounting Today's 2013 "Top 100 Firms" list and the Firm is also recognized as a "Leader in Audit and Accounting," a "Pacesetter in Growth" and one of the "Top Firms in the Mid-Atlantic." O'Connor Davies is ranked number 35 in INSIDE Public Accounting's 2013 "Top 100 Firms" list and the Firm is recognized as one of the "Top Ten Fastest-Growing Firms." O'Connor Davies is also among the 20 largest accounting firms in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain's New York Business and the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals.

About Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC  

Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC (FMRTL) is a leader in accounting, tax, and business advisory services.  Established in 1972, the firm has celebrated over 40 years of success and has grown to be the largest local firm in Union County, New Jersey.  FMRTL offers a broad range of services for business owners, executives and independent professionals who trust our personal approach and 'white glove' service.  The firm has expertise in all matters of accounting and taxation, audits, IRS problem resolution, trusts and estates, business formation, real estate, business sales, forensic, litigation support, as well as a sports and entertainment group.

Members of the firm are actively involved in the community and the accounting profession.  Several of FMRTL's partners have served as President of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, members of the AICPA Council, and President of the NJ State Board of Accountancy.

FMRTL's high standards, responsive service and experienced staff are the foundation for a lasting partnership with our clients.

O'Connor Davies, LLP is a member firm of the PKF International Limited network of legally independent firms and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the actions or inactions on the part of any other individual member firm or firms.

Media Contact: Nancy Damato, O'Connor Davies, LLP, 914-341-7058, ndamato@odpkf.com

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