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MGO Expands East Coast Presence with South Florida Office

Los Angeles, CA – February 19th, 2020: MGO LLP, one of the fastest growing CPA and Advisory services firms in the nation, announced they have opened a new office in Boca Raton, Florida. The new office is the latest in a number of strategic moves MGO has made to increase client capabilities on the Eastern Seaboard.

“After establishing two new offices in New York, including one in the heart of the financial district in New York City, Florida was the next logical choice,” said Kevin O’Connell, CEO and Managing Partner of MGO. “Strategically, South Florida is incredibly important to our growth plan due to its vibrant business climate, proximity to Latin America, and thriving sports and entertainment industries.”

Leading the charge is MGO’s newest Office Managing Partner, Dustin Grizzle. Dustin is a tax expert with over 15 years of experience in tax planning and compliance services. Throughout his career, he has specialized in individual tax planning, corporate structuring, and IRS examination representation. In his new leadership role, Dustin will spearhead engagements for the firm’s manufacturing, cannabis, real estate, and investment fund clients.

“Dustin is a perfect fit for the strategic priorities of our new South Florida office. He has a long-standing track record of success on a wide range of complicated tax and business issues,” said O’Connell. “His extensive experience, especially in managing tax programs for funds and corporations, will be an asset to the Florida business community.”

Launching with ten employees, representing a mix of local South Florida talent and expertise from New York City, the new office represents MGO’s serious commitment to serving their growing client-base on the East Coast.

Joining Grizzle at the new office are Assurance Partner Yarik Kim, and Michael Schwartz, a CPA with over 28 years of experience and who merged his company Schwartz and Co with MGO last year. Schwartz had previously served as CFO and advised private equity firms with assets in excess of $4 billion.

“We are truly excited about expanding our capabilities in South Florida,” offered Schwartz. “We know the market well and our ‘Dream Team’ of leaders, focused on
providing tailored services to private equity groups and family offices, will be a natural fit in Florida.”

MGO’s new Boca Raton office will provide a full suite of Assurance, Tax, Advisory, Capital Markets Advisory, and Staffing Services. In addition to the traditional industries MGO serves, the firm is a leader in the cannabis and hemp space, with over 500 clients including some of the largest cannabis entities in the world. With that experience, MGO is uniquely poised to service Florida’s emerging cannabis market.

Founded in 1987, MGO (Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP) is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the country. The firm offers a diverse array of assurance, tax, consulting, staffing, outsourcing and advisory services to clients that range from aerospace and engineering firms, to hospitals and nonprofit foundations – from the largest government entities in the country, to the biggest celebrities in Hollywood.

MGO is ranked as one of the top CPA firms in the nation by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting. And the firm was awarded the ‘Best of Accounting’ designation in Client Satisfaction by the independent research firm, Inavero.