Decosimo And Larry Hyatt Accounting Firms Merge

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Larry Hyatt & Associates of Brentwood, Tn., a specialty firm recognized as a leading authority in state and local taxes, has merged with Decosimo, a Top 100 regional CPA firm headquartered in Chattanooga. Larry Hyatt joins the firm as principal and director of State and Local Tax. 

Officials said the merger will significantly enhance Decosimo’s state and local tax expertise in each of the firm’s nine U.S. offices located in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia and Ohio. It will also broaden and deepen Decosimo’s resources in servicing this continually growing and essential area for state, national and international businesses alike. The merger also brings to Larry Hyatt & Associates’ current clients additional tax, audit, valuation, due diligence and other consulting capabilities for a more complete package of services available under the same firm umbrella.

“This merger will bring our existing clients additional expertise that is critical to businesses for state and local tax audits by taxing authorities, as these taxes are becoming increasingly burdensome and require resolution for sustained success and expansion,” said Nick Decosimo, managing principal of Decosimo. “This clearly is a mutually beneficial union for both firms and is expected to result in substantial growth.”

In addition to Decosimo’s existing downtown Nashville location, the newly-merged firms will have space in Brentwood’s Maryland Farms office park. 

Ranked among the Top 100 accounting firms, Decosimo now has office locations in Brentwood, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville; Atlanta and Dalton, Ga., Cincinnati, Ohio; Huntsville, Ala., and the Cayman Islands.  



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