13 Ways to Screw Up a Merger

Bonus Checklist: 12 nuances and idiosyncrasies to anticipate.

By Marc Rosenberg
CPA Firm Mergers: Your Complete Guide

In the best case, mergers go smoothly.

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But we’re dealing with people, so sometimes things aren’t so neat. Some common pitfalls: