REDW LLC (REDW), one of the Southwest’s 10 largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms, announced today that Phoenix-based tax and accounting firm Mack & Rohwedder, P.C. (M&R), has joined the firm effective November 1. The combined firm will operate under the REDW brand.

Steve Cogan, REDW’s Managing Principal says, “REDW’s decision to join forces is part of its strategic plan to continue to expand its tax service offerings and geographic footprint in the Arizona market.”

REDW continues to carefully evaluate opportunities for expansion by joining with highly reputable, locally owned firms that share similar values and a strong commitment to helping clients succeed in today’s business environment—M&R is that firm. As part of this merger, Barbara Rohwedder, M&R’s Managing Partner, and Claire Oddo, Senior Accountant, have joined the firm as Tax Senior Manager and Tax Senior Accountant, respectively.

Barbara Rohwedder says: “My intent was to find a firm that offered just the right combination of expertise, talent, resources, client focus, and culture. I found that in REDW, a firm that has long been respected in Arizona and all throughout the Southwest.” Barbara adds, “Ultimately, though, it is all about my clients and my team. I wanted to merge into a firm I trust will meet their needs and service expectations now and in the future. Similarly, I was looking for a firm that can provide real career opportunities for team members.”

Sandy Abalos, Principal-in-Charge of REDW’s Phoenix office, says, “The acquisition of Barbara’s practice deepens our commitment to meeting the growing needs of our diverse client base, here in Arizona and all throughout the Southwest and beyond. Barbara’s specialty areas complement REDW’s tax offerings, including individual and business tax planning, closely held business taxation, small business accounting systems consulting, and individual taxation.”