Salver & Cook to Join Fastest-Growing Aprio

June 30, 2023

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Strategic combination expands firm’s international presence with entry into South and Central America

ATLANTA / FORT LAUDERDALE – June 28, 2023 – No. 1 Fastest-Growing Firm in the U.S. Aprio, LLP announced today that South Florida-based Salver & Cook, LLP will merge with the firm. Salver & Cook’s two partners, Cory Cook and Vanessa Piedrahita, and 20+ Miami based team members and 12 professionals in Medellin, Colombia, will join Aprio effective August 1, 2023.  

Based in Weston, Florida (20 minutes west of Fort Lauderdale), the strategic combination with Salver & Cook will further enhance Aprio’s global capabilities and strengthen its position as a trusted advisor for foreign clients and multinational corporations engaging in cross-border business transactions. Aprio will absorb the firm’s Florida office, providing an initial entry point into the dynamic business landscape in Central and South America, as well as the firm’s offshore operations in Medellin, Colombia. The national and international expansion will play a pivotal role in supporting Aprio’s ambitious growth strategy and delivering exceptional team member and client experiences.  

“Salver & Cook has a strong service foundation across international tax consulting and compliance, which aligns with Aprio’s goals to buildout our international service lines and serve clients where they need the support,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner at Aprio. “This combination will serve as Aprio’s gateway to South and Central America, and we’re excited to navigate what’s next for our team members and our clients with Cory, Vanessa, and the Salver & Cook team as part of One Aprio.”  

With an expanded national and international footprint, Aprio will be better positioned to offer comprehensive services to clients in South and Central America, leveraging the expertise of its highly skilled team of professionals.  

“We’re thrilled to announce our combination with Aprio and join the firm at a time of significant growth and opportunity,” said Cook and Piedrahita in a joint statement. “As like-minded firms with the support of Aprio’s strong national and international network, this merger will enable us to better serve our existing clients and further enhance our international tax consulting and compliance offerings.”  

Since 2017, Aprio has grown to the 26th largest accounting firm through expanded services and capabilities and has completed more than 20 strategic mergers and acquisitions in the last five years, including Aronson, Tobin & Collins, Squire + Lemkin, 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. 

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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 1,700 team members. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 35 languages and work with clients in over 50 countries. For more, visit  

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