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RubinBrown Combines with Bradshaw Smith; Bolstering Services to Gaming Industry

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RubinBrown LLP, the nation’s 42nd largest accounting and business consulting firm, is joining with the team members of Las Vegas-based Bradshaw Smith & Co. effective June 1, 2019. The addition of the Bradshaw Smith team members will allow RubinBrown to grow to become the second largest accounting firm in Las Vegas, as well as augment its flourishing gaming practice. John F. Herber, Jr., CPA, CGMA, chairman, RubinBrown, and Douglas S. Winters, CPA, managing partner, Bradshaw Smith jointly made the announcement. 
May 1, 2019

RubinBrown LLP, the nation’s 42nd largest accounting and business consulting firm, is joining with the team members of Las Vegas-based Bradshaw Smith & Co. effective June 1, 2019. The addition of the Bradshaw Smith team members will allow RubinBrown to grow to become the second largest accounting firm in Las Vegas, as well as augment its flourishing gaming practice. John F. Herber, Jr., CPA, CGMA, chairman, RubinBrown, and Douglas S. Winters, CPA, managing partner, Bradshaw Smith jointly made the announcement. 

Bradshaw Smith has 25 total team members, six of which are partners.  RubinBrown’s current Las Vegas office is comprised of 74 team members, including 11 partners.  Glenn Goodnough, CPA, managing partner of RubinBrown’s Las Vegas office, will lead the newly combined office.  The six partners from Bradshaw Smith include Douglas S. Winters, CPA; Jeffrey M. Cooper, CPA; Michael P. Dobbins, CPA; Heather R. Grech, CPA; Jeffery S. Pero, CPA and Christy Lou Banton , CPA.

RubinBrown entered the Las Vegas market in 2017 when it combined with Stewart Archibald & Barney (SAB).  Steven J. Brown, CPA, partner and chairman of the firm’s Tax Services Group, was instrumental in RubinBrown’s entrance into the Las Vegas market after years of working alongside SAB partners to advocate for the accounting profession at the American Institute of CPAs.  “Our firm’s values were closely aligned and since the combination the firm has grown substantially, particularly in the gaming sector,” he said. 

RubinBrown is well known throughout the gaming industry in part because of its popular RubinBrown’s Gaming Stats, which provides a comprehensive review of the U.S. gaming industry, including financial data from more than 1,000 gaming operators.

“Bradshaw Smith has served a diverse range of clients in the gaming industry since our inception and we are proud of our strong reputation for the specialized services we provide.  We are thrilled to combine our resources and work together to serve the industry nationally at the highest level,” said Jeff Cooper and Jeff Pero, both gaming partners with Bradshaw Smith.

Since 1976, Bradshaw Smith has served clients with a full suite of tax, accounting and consulting services.  The firm specializes in and has gained substantial industry knowledge in gaming, real estate, construction, broadcasting, non-profit, medical and manufacturing, among others.

Both RubinBrown and Bradshaw Smith have strong reputations in the real estate and construction industries. “We are excited to combine forces with RubinBrown to broaden the range of services that we can provide to our real estate and construction industry clients,” said Mike Dobbins, Heather Grech and Christy Banton of Bradshaw Smith.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring more resources to our clients,” said Winters.  “RubinBrown’s culture of devotion to its team and unwavering commitment to excellence in client service is a perfect fit for us.  We look forward to continuing to serve our clients alongside the team at RubinBrown.”

RubinBrown is one of the nation’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, with 750 team members working from offices in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Nashville and St. Louis, including a satellite office in St. Louis’ CORTEX Innovation District. Founded in 1952, the firm’s team members establish best practices within specific industry segments and work to serve the community both inside and outside the workplace. RubinBrown’s mission is to help clients build and protect value, while at all times, honoring the responsibility to serve the public interest.

RubinBrown is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a high-quality, dedicated network of 125 independent firms in 145 countries. For more information, visit www.rubinbrown.com.

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