June 1, 2016 (New York City, NY) - Lautze & Lautze CPAs & Financial Advisors, a full-service accounting firm with offices in San Francisco and San Jose, California, has merged into Marcum LLP, effective today. Marcum is a top national accounting and advisory firm with California offices in Irvine, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Lautze & Lautze provided audit, tax and consulting services to individuals, California businesses and non-profit organizations for more than 70 years. Industry specialties included real estate, professional services and manufacturing, and a particular expertise in private schools and private foundations. The firm adds 60 professionals, including four partners, to Marcum's California Region.
"Lautze & Lautze has a history of professional excellence and long-standing client relationships that naturally complements Marcum's business," said Jeffrey M. Weiner, managing partner. "We welcome the entire Lautze & Lautze team to the Firm. We look forward to leveraging our combined resources to improve and expand services to our clients, and to partnering in our continued mutual growth and success."
"Lautze & Lautze will play a strategic role in expanding Marcum's presence and deepening our service capabilities in the Northern California market, both in San Francisco, where Marcum has an existing office, and in San Jose," said Philip J. Wilson, California partner-in-charge. "Marcum's IT Risk & Assurance Practice, which manages our cybersecurity, information risk management and technology consulting services, will be a particular asset to the Silicon Valley office."
"As a national firm, Marcum gives the Lautze team access to a deep bench of talent and expertise that will expand the ways we can serve our clients, while giving the Firm a larger footprint in the Greater Bay Area," said Anne Marie Bianchini, former managing director of Lautze & Lautze.