Aprio Broadens Presence in Northeast with Merger of Leaf Saltzman

April 26, 2022

Leading firms combine for robust growth strategy 

ATLANTA – April 26, 2022Aprio, LLP, a nationally recognized business advisory and CPA firm, announced today that Leaf, Miele, Manganelli, Fortunato & Engel LLC (Leaf Saltzman) of Fairfield, New Jersey, will merge with the top 35 firm. Effective June 1, 2022, Leaf Saltzman’s 32 team members, including five partners, will join Aprio and expand its Northeast practice. In addition, existing Leaf Saltzman clients will have access to Aprio’s full breadth of capabilities to help them successfully manage their financial future.  

For more than 45 years, Leaf Saltzman has provided comprehensive accounting and financial services to clients across the Northeast serving a wide range of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, construction and real estate, professional services, international and private equity. Aprio’s comprehensive portfolio of services combined with Leaf Saltzman’s capabilities and strong regional presence will provide clients with the opportunity to take advantage of valuable federal research and development (R&D) credits, simplify state tax compliance, protect data and valuable intellectual capital, as well as outsource their accounting needs so they can focus on accelerating business growth. 

Leaf Saltzman vetted several firms across the United States and identified Aprio as the strategic choice to scale its thriving client base for years to come. “Since our firm’s inception, we’ve established strong personal relationships with our clients and the local community,” said Larry Leaf, Leaf Saltzman’s Managing Partner and new National Trust & Estate Leader at Aprio. “Together with Aprio, we will widen our breadth of capabilities and services, further priming the financial future of our clients, local communities and beyond.” 

“The Northeast is a vital market for Aprio’s ambitious national growth strategy. The combination with Leaf Saltzman yields immense benefits for our combined client-centric team members and growing client base,” said Adam Venokur, Northeast Regional Leader at Aprio. “We are honored to welcome Leaf Saltzman to the Aprio team and anticipate a seamless transition for our new clients.” 

Ira Rosenbloom, Chief Operating Executive of Optimum Strategies, LLC advised Aprio and Leaf Saltzman on the transaction.  

For more than 70 years, Aprio has navigated today’s business decisions for tomorrow’s outcomes. Aprio will continue to grow through strategic combinations with leading firms across key markets in the United States as part of its initiative to broaden the reach and range of services provided to its industry-leading clients.  

For more information about Aprio, visit www.aprio.com. 

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About Aprio 

Aprio is a premier, full-service business advisory and certified public accounting firm that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax, outsourcing, talent solutions and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Non-Profit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Blockchain. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Aprio has grown to over 900 team members. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 30 languages and work with clients in over 50 countries. For more, visit https://www.aprio.com/

About Leaf Saltzman 

Leaf, Miele, Manganelli, Fortunato & Engel LLC is a full-service accounting firm providing complete services in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting. Firm team members have extensive networks within the business community and work with the finest professional service providers in the Northeast including attorneys, bankers, financial planners, insurance advisors, bonding agents and actuaries, providing clients with total financial solutions.   

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