quired U.S. Tax Advantage, boosting its international tax practice. In June, merged in
Philadelphia-based Stockton Bates, adding
three partners; the Merrillville, Ind., office
of BKD; and St. Louis-based CPA firm
Humes & Barrington, adding seven partners. In November, acquired Rockford, Ill.-based Farrell & Associates, adding three
partners. In January 2011, acquired Los Angeles-based Durkin Forensic, adding a
partner; and Albuquerque, N.M.-based
Meyners & Co., adding five partners and
app. $9 million in revenue.
; Cohen & Co.: Saw fastest growth in serv-ing wealthy individuals, and significant interest in wealthy family/family office services, as well as increase in large private
company clients. Named an Accounting
Today Best Firm to Work For in 2010.
; Crowe Horwath: Expanded offices in
Dallas and New York. Expanded health
care service line, and services around insolvency and bankruptcy, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, federal government assurance, and risk consulting. Began implementing a $12 million business process
and technology roadmap.
; Deloitte: In January 2010, won a lawsuit
against a former vice chairman over insider
trading. In June, launched a federal energy
management/sustainability initiative. In
July, announced merger with Burlington,
Ont.-based Horne (not to be confused with
the Mississippi-based Top 100 Firm). In
October, launched a hedge fund emerging
manager platform. In December, acquired
the assets of ClearCarbon Consulting and
Domani Sustainability Consulting. In January 2011, merged in Oakville, Ont.-based
Managerial Design, a management process
; Dixon Hughes: In December 2010,
merged in health care strategy consulting
firm Charis Healthcare. In January 2011,
announced plans to merge with Virginia-based Top 100 Firm Goodman & Co. in
March to create Dixon Hughes Goodman.
Named an Accounting Today Best Firm to
; Doeren Mayhew: In July 2010, expand-
ed to Texas through merger with Houston-
based T.R. Moore, adding 45 staff and app.
$8 million in revenue, and significantly
boosting its energy industry business.
; Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman:
Added three partners. Fastest growing spe-
cialty service — international tax. Fastest
growing client category — government
; Eide Bailly: In July 2010, expanded its
presence in Colorado by merging in RT
Higgins & Associates, adding a partner and
boosting its oil and gas industry business.
; EisnerAmper: Newly formed in August
2010 by the merger of Top 100 Firms Eisner
(No. 24 on last year’s list) and Amper,
Politziner & Mattia (No. 26).
; Elliott Davis: Hired a new director of
practice growth, and formed an economic
; Ernst & Young: In April 2010, agreed to
pay $33.5 million to settle lawsuits over au-
dits of HealthSouth, but was sued by for-
mer shareholders of Lehman Brothers over
audits. In August, was sued over audits of
failed Texas hedge fund. In December, sued
by New York Attorney General over
; Frank, Rimerman & Co.: Increased rev-
enues and number of partners; reduced
overall employee count.
; Frazier & Deeter: In January 2010, elect-
ed new managing partner, Seth McDaniel.
Fastest growing specialty service — indi-
vidual tax. Fastest growing client category
; Freed Maxick & Battaglia: In Septem-
ber 2010, launched an interactive digital
billboard. In May 2011, current chair and
managing director Robert Glaser will hand
his managing director responsibilities over
to current vice chair Ronald Soluri.
; Friedman: Added a governance risk and
compliance services practice. Saw growth
in specialty tax areas, and new markets in
government and China.
; Gallina: New to the list. In October 2010,
merged with Burnett + Co., in Sacramento,
Calif., adding app. $6 million in revenue. In
January 2011, merged with Zanoni & Co., in
Las Vegas. Named an Accounting Today
Best Firm to Work For in 2010.
; Goodman & Co.: Saw growth in non-
core service areas, including significant ex-
pansion of its HR consulting group, and
major growth in contract accounting serv-
ices. Also expanded government contract-
ing services line. In January 2011, an-
nounced plans to merge with Southeast
super-regional Top 100 Firm Dixon Hughes
in March 2011.
; Grant Thornton: Launched new five-
year growth strategy, as part of which it sold
a number of offices and practices. In May
2010, announced acquisition of assets of
Dallas-based IT consulting and software
firm Avalion Consulting. In October, ac-
quired disputes and investigations practice
of Huron Consulting.
; Habif, Arogeti & Wynne: Added IT
audit and assurance services line, includ-
ing SAS 70/SSAE 16 services. Fastest grow-
ing specialty service — international tax.
Fastest growing client category — tech.
; Hein & Associates: In January 2011,
named new managing partner, Brian Man-
dell-Rice. Fastest growing specialty service
— technology consulting. Fastest growing
client category — alternative energy.
; Hill, Barth & King: Concentrated on
outsourced CFO services, and invested re-
sources in oil and gas services. Separated
out financial services operations so firm no
longer has direct ownership, though finan-
cial practice is still controlled by firm own-
ers; change reflected in a one-off drop in
revenue. In November, merged with Fort
Myers, Fla.-based Gilbert, Wallace, Stewart,
Stramel & Sowers.
; Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt: Relocat-
ed headquarters to new, customized faci-
lity in West Los Angeles. Launched a new
Web site, enhanced in-house training pro-