Daily News: September 11, 2013

Crawford Appointed Head of Freed Maxick

Freed Maxick CPAs announced that John D. Crawford, CPA, joined the firm as principal to build and manage a new practice unit out of the New York tri-state area. Crawford will be responsible for developing the newly established Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice across the United States, building key relationships and providing niche service offerings to middle-market private equity groups, venture capitalists, and the investment and commercial banking sectors.

Crawford has an extensive background in the financial services industry, both as a lender and as a service provider.

“John’s seasoned career in the financial sector along with his vast knowledge and ability to develop relationships will be a great asset to Freed Maxick as we continue to grow and develop new areas of practice,” says Howard A. Rein, CPA, CFE, Director, Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C. “With John’s help we are pleased to develop this niche area, offering clients a suite of transaction advisory services to provide insights to increase value and mitigate the risk and uncertainty often experienced in business operations.”

The TAS practice is backed by Freed Maxick’s specialized team of financial professionals who offer an extensive array of financial support services, including quality of earnings reviews, cash-flow studies, value-added merger and acquisition financial due diligence and advisory services, business valuations, internal control and corporate governance reviews, and financial and operational restructuring services.

Freed Maxick CPAs is one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in Western New York and one of the 100 largest CPA firms in the United States.