When Solos Bring in Partners

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By Marc Rosenberg
The Rosenberg Practice Management Library

Many major CPA firm transactions – partner agreements, mergers, the first retirement of a partner and bringing in a new partner – have one thing in common: Firms have very little if any experience with them.

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In many cases, it’s the first time they have ever contemplated this move. But bringing in a new partner cannot be done in isolation. All of the following are needed: