Effective July 1, 2016, Coale, Pripstein & Associates, P.A. (Coale/Pripstein), a public accounting firm located in Columbia, Maryland has merged their practice into Hertzbach (Hertzbach). Coale/Pripstein employees are now working out of Hertzbach’s Owings Mills, MD location, however Hertzbach will also have a satellite office in Columbia, MD. Additionally, Hertzbach has offices in Rockville, MD and Arlington, VA.
Coale/Pripstein, founded in 1991, specializes in a wide range of accounting and financial services and holds a unique and diverse client base. Their client base includes the construction industry, attorneys & law practices, restaurants, the automotive industry, the medical industry, nonprofits and the arts & entertainment industry.
Joining Hertzbach are partners Eric Pripstein, CPA, and Nancy Buckley, CPA, as well as eight additional full-time staff members – two of them including senior managers Jeannine Jawhar, CPA, MAT and Kevin Kearney, CPA. Edmund “Skip” Coale, III, CPA, a founding partner of Coale/Pripstein, is playing an active role in the transition, however, he will be retiring from public accounting.
When asked about why Coale/Pripstein is joining Hertzbach, Eric Pripstein, CPA, said “We had been interviewing local and regional firms for a few years, exploring the opportunity to expand services and enhance capabilities which we believe critical to our clients. After the extensive search and review, we identified Hertzbach as the singular firm in Maryland which shared our philosophy of client service and professionalism. Hertzbach’s approach in mentoring staff and providing an energetic and supportive environment for both staff and clients was critical to our decision.”
Joel Chazen, CPA, Managing Partner at Hertzbach said “Coale/Pripstein has a very talented team of professionals that we are thrilled to welcome into our firm. Eric and Nancy, their skilled staff and their unique client base are something we feel very grateful and enthusiastic to have come across. Coale/Pripstein’s seasoned reputation in Howard County is something that we respect and look forward to utilizing in our firm’s future growth.”
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