HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK) announced today the signing of a conclusive merger agreement under which the appraisal firm Brabender Mascetta Pattison, LLC (BMP) has joined the HBK multidisciplinary financial services firm. The merger extends HBK’s presence in the Pittsburgh, Pa., region, and broadens the reach and depth of its HBK Valuation, Litigation & Forensics business unit.
“We are pleased to welcome the team of Brabender Mascetta Pattison to HBK. Clearly a like-minded office, they operate on a service philosophy that mirrors our own,” said Christopher Allegretti, CPA, CEO and Managing Principal of HBK.
HKBVG Principal-in-Charge Kelly Carrier, ASA, CBA, CPA/ABV, CFP, said Brabender Mascetta Pattison’s history of excellence in valuation and litigation support, particularly in the area of family law, was the impetus for pursuing a union between the two firms.
“We’re excited about adding such depth of expertise and experience to our valuation and litigation support group,” Ms. Carrier remarked. “Brabender Mascetta Pattison is a leading litigation support firm in the Pittsburgh market. We are happy about combining their expertise in the family law arena with our practice, not only in Pittsburgh, but also for our clients in all markets we serve.”
“This couldn’t work without there being cultural alignment, though. Like the professionals in HBK’s Valuation, Litigation & Forensics Group, BMP’s professionals are knowledgeable and credentialed; thorough, efficient and straightforward; and they are well-respected by clients, attorneys and courts as independent, objective and ethical.”
“Since the founding of our firm in 2000, we have attempted to meet the challenge of providing uncompromising quality for our clients,” noted Richard F. Brabender. “We are pleased to announce this association that will result in a substantial expansion of our resources and the expertise and services we offer,” added Beth Mascetta.
The Brabender Mascetta Pattison team remains intact and will continue to operate from its offices in downtown Pittsburgh. The firm’s main area of concentration is business valuation and litigation support. The firm’s professionals perform valuations for sales, acquisitions, mergers, ESOP’s, succession planning, estate planning, estate and gift tax returns, borrowing, and other purposes. They also provide economic analyses related to marital litigation as well as damage lawsuits, shareholder disputes, and other forms of litigation involving financial matters.