Fairfield County Tax Practices Join Forces

to Generate Broader Resources and Enhanced Client Service




October 6, STAMFORD, CT  Capossela, Cohen, LLC, of Southport and Caporizzo & Caporizzo, LLC, of Stamford have announced the merger of their two accounting firms.  Both offices will operate under the name Capossela, Cohen and continue to provide accounting and tax services to closely-held businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organizations.  The current Caporizzo & Caporizzo staff will remain in place.


“Capossela, Cohen has served area clients for nearly 60 years, and this merger represents an expansion into the Stamford and Greenwich markets,” says Paul Romaniello, Managing Partner of Capossela, Cohen, who will oversee operations at both the Southport and Stamford locations.  “Our firm’s greatest strength is strategically formulating game plans to meet the unique short- and long-term business goals of each individual client, and we are excited about the opportunity to serve a broader audience.  In addition, Caporizzo & Caporizzo clients will continue to benefit not only from the excellent service upon which the firm built its reputation, but also from access to Capossela, Cohen technology, tax bases and staffing resources.”


Capossela, Cohen, one of the largest regional accounting firms in Connecticut, offers a full range of audit, accounting, tax and tax-related services.  The company also specializes in management and financial consulting and is a long-standing member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, CPA Firm Division. 


As a member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, a nationwide association of independently- owned local and regional accounting and consulting firms, Capossela, Cohen has constant access to resources and technical knowledge that allow the firm to conduct business regionally, nationally and globally.  The BDO Seidman Alliance also provides enhanced capabilities via supplementary professional services, comprehensive management consulting services, experienced professionals in a wide range of industries, customized state-of-the art computer systems and internal training programs.


Tony Caporizzo, a lifelong Stamford resident, opened the eventual Caporizzo & Caporizzo as The Caporizzo Firm in 1967.  With a focus on providing premium, personalized service, the company built a significant international practice, serving American clients with foreign interests as well as foreign corporations and individuals conducting business in the U.S.  In 2001, Caporizzo & Caporizzo expanded its practice by purchasing two small local firms and offering Certified Personal Financial Planning services. 


What You Can Expect From Our Merger


Yes, we’ve merged with Capossela, Cohen, LLC.  While any new organization is rarely exactly the same as its predecessor, you can absolutely expect many similarities to the kind of service you have received in the past from Caporizzo and Caporizzo, LLC.  First, you, as our friends and clients, have been accustomed to the personalized services provided by Paal Prestagaard, Bob Middendorf, Ed Creevy, Elizabeth Dubs and Lisa Edwards.  All will be important resources of the new organization.  Second, we will continue to maintain a strong Stamford presence from our offices at 350 Bedford Street.  You will still be able to meet with us there.  So, for many of you, almost nothing will have changed.


For those of you who considered Tony Caporizzo a trusted advisor, the partners of Capossela, Cohen, LLC look forward to trying to fill that role.  Capossela, Cohen, LLC has served its business and individual clients for over 60 years based on the principles of building strong client relationships and providing responsive, first-class service.  In addition, as an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, we now have access to the resources of the Unites States’ seventh largest accounting firm as well as its network of international offices.  In dealing with your ever-changing business and tax environments, it is not an exaggeration to say that there is no issue that is beyond our reach.


Our commitment remains to you, our loyal friends and clients.  We are excited about our new organization.  Call us.  Let us tell you more.  We are certain you will not be disappointed.


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