Marvin and Company Merges with ROSS RIGBY & PATTEN to Form New Regional Accounting, Business Management Firm LATHAM and QUEENSBURY — Two of the region’s longest-tenured certified public accounting firms have merged.
Marvin and Company, P.C., an 89-year-old Latham-based firm, and ROSS RIGBY & PATTEN LLP, a Queensbury-based firm whose roots extend back to 1945, announced the merger effective today. The combined firm will operate as Marvin and Company with offices in both locations and a combined total of 56 employees, including 25 CPAs.
The merger provides Marvin and Company with new growth opportunities in the North Country, and enables ROSS RIGBY & PATTEN to continue to provide high-quality and timely services to its steadily growing client base. Clients of the new firm will have access to a broader array of expertise and services in accounting, auditing, taxation, management consulting and employee pension and benefit planning and administration as a result of the merger.
Marvin and Company Director of Operations Jim Amell will continue in his current role with the combined firm, as will all other employees . ROSS RIGBY & PATTEN President Thomas J. Ross, CPA, CTP, along with vice presidents and partners Leo A. Rigby, CPA, CGMA, and Heather D. Patten, CPA, and the entire ROSS RIGBY & PATTEN staff will continue to serve clients from the Queensbury office.
“We are looking forward to working with the ROSS RIGBY & PATTEN staff to build upon the long tradition of stellar client service for which both firms are known,” said Mr. Amell. “We’re excited to join forces with this distinguished, high-quality firm.”
“The growth we have experienced at ROSS RIGBY & PATTEN in recent years requires that we expand and strengthen our team in order to continue to provide our clients with the highest level of expertise, timely advice and service,” said Mr. Ross. “I have admired the work of the Marvin firm for many years now, and can think of no better firm with which to join for the long-term satisfaction and success of our clients.”
Marvin and Company was established in 1923 by Charles L. Marvin and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected accounting, auditing, taxation and management consulting firms in the Capital Region. The firm also operates Marvin Benefits, LLC, which designs and administers employee benefit and pension plans.
ROSS RIGBY & PATTEN LLP was established in 1945 by Saul Silverstein and through the addition of new partners operated under a number of different names in the following decades. The firm specializes in tax planning and financial management consulting for closely held businesses and individuals.
FOR MARVIN AND COMPANY: Kevin McCoy Director (518) 785-0134
FOR ROSS RIGBY & PATTEN: Thomas A. Ross President (518) 792-6595