Doeren Mayhew Enhances Michigan Practice With Acquisition of Kaplan Merzlak PC

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TROY, MICH. – November 1, 2022 – Doeren Mayhew, a consistently ranked top 50 U.S. accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce it has acquired accounting firm Kaplan Merzlak PC. Kaplan Merzlak PC, located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, has offered an array of accounting, tax and consulting services to a client base consisting of privately held companies and high-net-worth individuals for more than 35 years. "Continuing to grow in the Michigan market will always be a priority for Doeren Mayhew," said Doeren Mayhew’s managing shareholder and chairman Chad Anschuetz. “Kaplan Merzlak is an outstanding firm, with great people and an impressive roster of successful clients. This partnership allows us to scale up in our local region, while still remaining focused on serving privately held entities. We are excited to welcome the Kaplan Merzlak team and their clients to the Doeren Mayhew family!” The acquired firm and its employees will relocate to the Doeren Mayhew Troy-based headquarters and begin operating under the assumed name. The firm’s existing shareholders, Jeffrey Kaplan and Eric Merzlak, will join the Doeren Mayhew leadership team and continue to stay on servicing their clients in their existing capacities. “We are very proud of the firm we have built over the years, but our growth now demands additional resources to provide the next level of service to our clients,” stated Jeffrey Kaplan, shareholder at Kaplan Merzlak PC. “This is an exciting move for our firm. We feel confident Doeren Mayhew is the right firm to partner with to help accelerate our clients’ growth and opportunities, today and into the future.” “We are thrilled to join Doeren Mayhew. The depth of local and national resources, talent and broad range of expertise will only enhance the services we provide,” says Kaplan Merzlak PC shareholder Eric Merzlak. “We look forward to growing our capabilities with them by our side.” This move is the latest addition to Doeren Mayhew’s recent merger and acquisition activity in 2022. In January, the firm expanded its footprint to West Michigan through its merger with Beene Garter LLP.

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