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Forvis Mazars enters South Florida market

News Release // Mar 07, 2023

Forvis Mazars, a leading accounting and consulting firm, continues to grow its national presence with an expansion into South Florida. This is the third market for the firm in the state of Florida, joining Jacksonville and Tampa.

Forvis Mazars has seen substantial growth in Florida, particularly in the asset management, private client, and financial services industries, which will be key focus areas for the South Florida office following heightened client demand. The office will also provide full-service tax, consulting, and assurance offerings to clients in the region. 

Helping to grow the new market is veteran leader and partner, Brian Matlock, who has extensive experience successfully opening offices and launching service offerings. Matlock has focused his 20-year career in asset management services with extensive experience in audit, accounting, and compliance matters related to private equity funds and private equity backed portfolio companies. Matlock will work closely with Paul Thompson, managing partner of Forvis Mazars’ Florida practice unit, to strengthen the firm’s presence in the region.

“I am humbled to lead and grow our firm’s footprint in the fast-growing South Florida market,” Matlock said. “South Florida is a natural progression for expanding Forvis Mazars’ footprint in the state. The area’s booming business landscape, coupled with being a destination city for talent, creates significant opportunity.”

This expansion reinforces the firm’s commitment to existing client relationships in the region and future-focused investments to expand service offerings to meet clients’ evolving needs. It also further expands career mobility options for the firm’s people. Forvis Mazars is committed to giving back to communities across the state as well. Announced last week, the firm has donated $500,000 to the United Way of Collier County and the Keys to support hurricane recovery efforts after holding an event in the Naples area and witnessing the resilience of the community.

“Entering new markets is a great sign of Forvis Mazars’ continuing momentum,” said CEO Tom Watson. “As we enter 2023, we are committed to growing in ways that help our clients, our people, and our communities unlock their full potential.”

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