Aprio Welcomes Tobin & Collins and Squire, Lemkin + Company in Strategic Combinations

May 16, 2023

Fastest-Growing Accounting Firm Aprio expands national footprint through strategic combinations with New Jersey and Washington D.C. based firms

ATLANTA/HACKENSACK/ROCKVILLE – No. 1 Fastest-Growing Firm in the U.S. Aprio, LLP announced today that two firms, Tobin & Collins in Hackensack, New Jersey and Squire, Lemkin + Company, LLP (SL+Co) in Rockville, Maryland, will merge with the firm. Tobin & Collins’ 43 team members and 4 partners, and SL+Co’s 25 team members and 5 partners, will join Aprio effective June 1, 2023.  

The strategic combinations grow Aprio’s national footprint in the bustling northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, bolstering the firm’s existing services with additional strength and further expertise in industry segments. Aprio will deliver exceptional client and team member experiences by drawing on Tobin & Collins and SL+Co’s current services and specialty areas particularly Real Estate, Professional Services, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Estates and Trusts and Closely-Held businesses. The combination also enables Aprio to expand our comprehensive service offerings to Tobin & Collins and SL+Co’s existing and prospective clients in the region.

“Tobin & Collins broadens Aprio’s national real estate segment while expanding our capabilities for our clients,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner at Aprio. “SL+Co’s will drive continued growth in the Mid-Atlantic region serving clients with high net worth and professional service needs. Together, as like-minded firms, we’re reinforcing our people-first, purpose-driven culture and navigating what’s next. Together we will aggressively buildout our real estate and trust and estate client roster in the Northeast.”  

Based in Hackensack, New Jersey, Tobin & Collins has served clients in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area for more than 50 years. They represent real estate entrepreneurs, high-net worth individuals and privately held companies in a broad range of industries.

“Joining Aprio is an exciting new chapter for our firm as we look forward to the future and providing expanded capabilities and impactful opportunities for our clients,” said Kevin Collins, Tobin & Collins Managing Partner.

Phil Whitman, CEO of Whitman Transition Advisors, consulted with Aprio and Tobin & Collins in the transaction. “I knew that the depth and breadth of expertise in Real Estate at Tobin & Collins would provide Aprio further enhancement of technical abilities in that niche, as well as expansion in the Northeast, while providing Kevin and the Tobin & Collins team an impressive platform to provide amazing new opportunities and servicing abilities for their people and clients,” Whitman said.

Founded in 1997, SL+Co is a boutique CPA firm in Rockville, MD, providing high quality accounting services to a diverse client base and specializing in Tax Advisory, Business Consulting, and accounting, focused on high net worth and privately held business and their owners. The former SL+Co office will join the existing Mid-Atlantic team, increasing Aprio’s presence in the DC metro area to more than 375 professionals.

“Our core values of mutual respect and open, honest communication reflect themes within Aprio’s 31 Fundamentals, and that alignment is key to the future of our firm and our dedication to our clients while providing them with an overall comprehensive experience,” said Bart J. Lanman, SL+Co’s former Managing Partner.

Since the rebrand in 2017, Aprio has grown to the 26th largest accounting firm through expanded services and capabilities and has completed more than 19 strategic mergers and acquisitions in the last five years, including Aronson, LBA Haynes Strand, Leaf Saltzman, RINA and Tarlow and Company. The firm is regularly awarded top workplace awards nationally and regionally across the U.S, and earned a 2023 Top Workplaces USA Award and received recognition on Vault’s Top Accounting 25 list, which ranks the best accounting firms to work for in 2023.

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, audit, 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; Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; Government Contracting, and Technology and Blockchain. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Aprio has grown to over 1,600 team members[CH5] . To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 60 languages and work with clients in over 50 countries. For more, visit https://www.aprio.com/.

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