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DGC Releases 2016 Architectural Study and 2016 Engineering Report

Woburn, MA October 31, 2016—  DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP (DGC), a CPA and business advisory firm specializing in services to the architecture and engineering (A&E) industry, has released its 2016 Architectural Study and 2016 Engineering Report. The Architectural Study and the Engineering Report are effective tools to benchmark a firm’s performance relative to industry averages. Firm leaders can also use these publications to identify strengths and weaknesses, to implement best practices, and to make more informed decisions about a firm’s financial and operational goals. The data includes firm billing rates, labor costs, overhead rates, and other key metrics that provide insight into profitability, staffing levels and how firms are managing the ups and downs of the economic cycle. 


Nathaniel D. Razza Joins DiCicco, Gulman & Company as Partner in Real Estate Practic

WOBURN, MA (October 24, 2016) – – DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP (DGC), a CPA and business advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Nathaniel D. Razza, CPA has joined the firm as a Partner. Nate will serve clients in the firm’s Real Estate Practice as a member of the Business Tax Unit. Nate has more than 15 years of experience in the area of partnership taxation, including real estate companies, investment funds and operating partnerships. He specializes in tax consulting services and partnership tax structuring, while also serving as a general tax advisor with respect to day-to-day business operations. Nate assists clients with tax structuring, partnership tax accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and tax compliance. Prior to joining DGC, Nate spent his career at Big 4 firms, including a period in the National tax practice at EY and most recently KPMG. 


SBANE Holds Annual Meeting in Waltham

SBANE Elects New Chair of the Board of Directors and 6 New Board Members WALTHAM –The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) held their Annual Meeting of the members for the Association on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at SBANE Headquarters in Waltham. SBANE holds this meeting every fall for the purpose of the election of the Board of Directors. During the 30-minute meeting, members elected a new Chair of the Board of Directors and appointed six new board members. Outgoing Chair of the Board of Directors, Robert Shea, shareholder at Ogletree Deakins in Boston, brought the meeting to order. “SBANE’s success and sustainability is dependent upon the hard work, dedication, innovation and enthusiasm of our member volunteers, particularly those who serve on SBANE’s committees and the Board”, Shea said in his opening remarks. 


AAFCPAs Announces New Partner to Support Firm Growth

Boston, MA 11/9/2016 – AAFCPAs is pleased to announce continued growth of its commercial practice with the addition of a new Partner. NICOLE M. ZOMPA, CPA, PARTNER Nicole joins AAFCPAs as a commercial Audit Partner with over 18 years of experience in public accounting at national & global public accounting firms serving the New England marketplace. 


Marsh & McLennan Agency Opens Providence, Rhode Island Office

Park Row West is the newest home to Marsh & McLennan Agency 


McLane Middleton Ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

Manchester, N.H. and Woburn, Mass. 

For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

November 1, 2016 (Boston,  MA) 

Highlights & Resources from SBANE – NASA Stairway to the Stars Event


SBANE Announces the Winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards

Judges chose eight winners from an impressive pool of 188 nominees 


20 Finalists have been selected for SBANE’s 2016 New England Innovation Awards Program