Aprio, LLP Combines with Magoon, Freeman, Spain & Jones, LLC

September 12, 2018

Combination expands Aprio’s Georgia footprint

Aprio, LLP, a nationally-recognized, full-service, CPA-led business advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, announced today that it has combined with Magoon, Freeman, Spain & Jones, LLC (MFSJ), a certified public accounting firm located in Alpharetta, Georgia, effective Sept. 1, 2018.

MFSJ is a boutique accounting firm serving closely-held businesses, nonprofit organizations and individual clients for more than 40 years. Aprio’s combination with MFSJ will grow the firm’s Atlanta footprint by creating a presence in North Fulton and increase the firm’s retirement plan business by 15 percent. MFSJ’s clients will benefit from Aprio’s comprehensive range of services, depth of specialization and industry expertise.

“We are excited to be joining Aprio. Our existing clients will benefit from Aprio’s unmatched breadth of services as they look to their next,” said Joe Spain, managing partner and co-founder of MFSJ. “Aprio’s reputation is well-established for providing clients with future-focused advice and we’re delighted about the combination of the firms.”

“Bringing the MFSJ team into Aprio is an exciting step as we look towards what’s next for the firm,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and managing partner at Aprio. “This combination will allow the MFSJ team to take advantage of our investments in business process automation, data analytics, as well as increased opportunities for skills building and career development through Aprio University.”

“This combination helps extend Aprio’s reach and leadership serving entrepreneurial clients in the Atlanta market,” said Gary Adamson, CEO of Adamson Advisory, the advisor to both firms on this merger. “MFSJ has been a leader in the North Atlanta market for many years and was attracted to Aprio’s outstanding talent pool and extensive range of services focused on the middle market.”

Since 1952, Aprio has guided entrepreneurs, promising startups, growing enterprises and market leaders to find what’s next. Aprio will bring that same commitment to the clients and team of MFSJ.

The 15+ former MFSJ team members will continue to operate from their Alpharetta, Georgia office as Aprio | MFSJ.

MFSJ is the third transaction announced by Aprio in 2018 and the sixth transaction in Georgia since 2007.

For more information about Aprio, visit https://aprio.com.

About Aprio
As a premier full-service CPA-led business advisory firm, Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax and private client services, bringing our best thinking and personal commitment to each client. At Aprio, we advise clients and associates to achieve what’s next.

Across our practices, we bring our proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Housing Authorities; Manufacturing and Distribution; Nonprofit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Biosciences. In our 65 years, we have grown to 400 employees. To serve our clients wherever life or business may take them, our teams speak more than 60 languages and work with clients in over 40 countries. We have grown a premier firm where thriving employees serve thriving clients. We invest in our clients’ success by investing in our own. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, Aprio also operates in New York and Sarasota, Fla. For more, visit https://aprio.com.

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