Baker Tilly acquires Seiler to expand presence in San Francisco Bay Area


In a strategic move to enhance its market presence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly), a leading advisory Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firm, has officially announced the acquisition of the esteemed accounting and advisory firm Seiler LLP (Seiler), effective July 1. This acquisition marks a significant step in Baker Tilly’s commitment to servicing family offices and ultra-high-net-worth clients, reinforcing its dedication to delivering unparalleled advisory services across the region.

With a commendable 65-year history, Seiler is renowned for its substantial contributions to tax, advisory, and accounting services, particularly in Silicon Valley and the broader San Francisco Bay Area. This merger is set to fortify Baker Tilly’s existing services by integrating Seiler’s deep-rooted expertise with ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families, and non-profit organizations. The combined strengths of both firms are expected to deliver enhanced solutions and foster long-lasting client relationships.

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Strategic Leadership Transitions and Regional Expansion

Post-acquisition, Seiler CEO George Marinos will transition to become Baker Tilly’s Regional Tax Leader for the Western U.S., stepping into a role previously held by Gabe Torre, who will now serve as Managing Partner for the Western U.S. Furthermore, Seiler Partner Ron LaVelle will take on the leadership of Baker Tilly’s Private Wealth practice.

Lynette Stolarzyk, Baker Tilly Bay Area Managing Partner, highlighted the strategic value of this acquisition: “The Bay Area market is a major business incubator on the West Coast and an international connection point. Our combination with Seiler will enable us to continue growing and injecting innovation, value creation, and an elevated customer experience in this pivotal market.”

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A Vision for Growth and Excellence

The integration of Seiler into Baker Tilly comes on the heels of Baker Tilly’s recent strategic investments from Hellman & Friedman and Valeas Capital Partners, underscoring a period of robust growth and innovation for the firm. “This combination continues our strong track record of growth and underscores our dedication to innovation, delivering unparalleled client experiences and building the country’s preeminent mid-market advisory CPA firm,” remarked Jeff Ferro, CEO of Baker Tilly.

As the 10th largest CPA firm in the U.S., Baker Tilly now offers even more opportunities for Seiler’s team, emphasizing a shared commitment to professional excellence and development. Together, the firms aim to preserve Seiler’s unique client-centric approach while paving the way for future success and expansion.

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About Baker Tilly and Seiler

Baker Tilly US, LLP is a full-service accounting and advisory firm that provides a comprehensive range of financial services across major regions in the U.S. and key global financial centers. An independent member of Baker Tilly International, the firm boasts a vast network of professionals worldwide.

Seiler LLP has a notable legacy of providing top-tier advisory, tax, and accounting services to influential individuals, businesses, and organizations for over six decades. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, Seiler has been a key player in advising some of the world’s most visionary leaders and entities.

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