New York City, NY – Marcum LLP today announced the promotion of six associates to partner, effective September 1. The new Marcum partners include Michael Brady (Philadelphia), Cesar Estrada (Ft. Lauderdale), John L. Hughes (New York City), James W. Miller (New Haven), Karen O’Connor (Melville, NY), and Bradford Taylor (Boston). 


Jeffrey M. Weiner, chairman and chief executive officer, said, “This year’s class of new partners exemplifies the superior talent, professionalism, and dedication that Marcum associates bring to serving the best interests of their clients and our Firm. Each one of them is a role model not only for other associates on the career track, but for all of us. They will all play an essential role in Marcum’s future, and I am extremely pleased and proud to welcome them to Marcum’s leadership team.” 

With the 2018 promotions, Marcum partners now total 217.  The national accounting and advisory firm has approximately 1600 associates in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as Grand Cayman, China, and Ireland. 


About the New Partners 


  • BOSTON - Bradford Taylor, ASA, CVA - Advisory Services 

Mr. Taylor provides valuation, litigation support, and financial analysis services to both private and public companies in a variety of industries.  He specializes in the valuation of business enterprises, intangible assets, and common and preferred equity, and has provided litigation support in divorce matters, shareholder disputes, economic damages, and lost profits.  


  • FT. LAUDERDALE - Cesar Estrada, EA, MAcc, MTAX - Tax & Business Services 

Mr. Estrada’s clients have included multi-subsidiary consolidated groups, family businesses, financial services groups, and foreign investors.  He provides traditional tax compliance and research services as well as complex tax planning for C corporation conversions, subsidiary liquidations, entity structure analysis, partnership interest buyouts, and international taxation. 


  • MELVILLE, NY - Karen O’Connor, CPA - Tax & Business Services 

Ms. O’Connor works closely with large multistate and multinational companies, as well as family-owned businesses. She provides tax consulting, planning, financial statement disclosures, and ongoing tax compliance services to both public and private entities.  


  • PHILADELPHIA - Michael Brady, CPA, MT - Tax & Business Services 

Mr. Brady provides strategic tax planning, research and compliance, ASC 740 review and planning, and complex business advice to clients in the real estate, law, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, software development and equipment leasing industries.  


  • NEW HAVEN - James W. Miller, CPA, CCIFP - Assurance Services 

Mr. Miller is an integral member of the Firm’s national Construction Industry group.  He has more than 13 years of experience compiling, reviewing, and analyzing financial statements for construction contractors and allied companies.  He has been involved in sensitive, high profile engagements regarding fraud and litigation support and due diligence projects for business acquisitions. 


  • NEW YORK CITY - John L. Hughes, CPA - Assurance Services 

Mr.  Hughes primarily works with mid- to small-cap companies involved in mergers and acquisitions and capital financing transactions.  He also advises private companies going public on capital-raising strategies, reverse mergers, initial public offerings, and the securities registration process.   

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About Marcum

Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as Grand Cayman, China and Ireland. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation and litigation support; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high net worth individuals, private equity funds and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses.  Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services. For more information, visit