Prager Metis CPAs, LLC Expands New Jersey Presence; Merges with The Bernknopf Group Ltd.

Prager Metis CPAs, LLC, a leading accounting and advisory firm with offices in the US and London, announces their combination with The Bernknopf Group Ltd., a firm based in Morganville. The combination became effective January 1, 2017.

The combination will expand Prager Metis’ presence in New Jersey by adding a 2nd New Jersey office, in addition to our Basking Ridge office. Steven Bernknopf, CFP, EA will be joining Prager Metis as a Principal. Phil Whitman and Phyllis Eisenberg of Whitman Business Advisors acted as facilitators in the transaction.

“We welcome their addition,” says Lori A. Roth, Regional Managing Partner of New Jersey. “We’re excited that this merger enables us to better serve our clients in the New Jersey market. For the Bernknopf clients joining forces establishes a deeper breadth of support and services.  The combination provides more stability in a very competitive New Jersey market, so it’s a good move for both firms.”

Mr. Bernknopf was the Managing Partner of The Bernknopf Group Ltd. The firm has over 30 years of experience providing tax, accounting, and financial planning services to individuals and closely held businesses. Mr. Bernknopf is also a Certified Financial Planner and will head up Prager Metis’ Financial Planning in New Jersey.

“Prager Metis has a level of expertise and a growing reputation that is unique for an accounting firm of its size,” says Bernknopf. “Their firm culture and desire to expand their New Jersey presence fit so well with my background and areas of expertise that I feel Prager Metis is a perfect fit for our firm. We are truly very excited to join the Prager Metis team.”

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