The accounting world has been shaken up with several high-profile mergers and acquisitions among firms in recent years, reflecting the growing needs of clients.
Abe Schlisselfeld of Marks Paneth LLP had a front-row seat to this trend, serving as the firm’s managing director during its acquisition by accounting firm CBIZ Inc. in 2021. Schlisselfeld was at the helm to help shepherd the top 50 accounting firm’s transition.
On this episode of Talking Tax, Schlisselfeld, senior managing director of CBIZ Marks Paneth, speaks about his experience of overseeing an accounting firm merger, focusing on the challenges faced and lessons learned, as well as sharing advice about how to retain talent and manage major changes.
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