New York City, NY – Marcum LLP today announced that Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett, P.A. (DSPB), a full-service accounting firm in Portland, Maine, merged into Marcum’s New England region. The transaction took effect January 1.   


The DSPB team of 7 partners and 20 professional and administrative associates will remain at the firm’s current location at 15 Casco Street. It will be Marcum’s second Portland office. Kirk Purvis, CPA, CFE, will be office managing partner.   


Founded in 1990, Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett offers a full range of accounting services, including tax and financial planning for closely held businesses and high net worth individuals; litigation support and business valuation; marital dissolution; and personal financial planning. The firm also provides financial statement attestation services and consulting services to assist with stockholder buy-ins and buy-outs; mergers, acquisitions, and sales of businesses; incentive compensation services; pension audits; and employment contract services.   


“Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett’s loyal client base, developed over nearly 30 years, is a testament to their commitment to excellence and technical proficiency. They will be a strong addition to Marcum’s New England Region,” said Jeffrey M. Weiner, Marcum’s chairman and chief executive officer.   


In addition to Portland, Marcum’s New England region also includes Greenwich, Hartford, New Haven, and West Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; and Providence, RI.  Marcum is headquartered in New York City and has offices in major business markets across the U.S. and overseas. 


"As Marcum’s New England Region continues to grow in scope and depth, the DSPB team will be a valuable new asset to our clients in Portland and across the state of Maine,” said Anthony P. Scillia, regional managing partner for New England. 


“Marcum’s extensive resources and industry specializations will significantly diversify our service offering to our clients while providing a rich opportunity for our professionals to collaborate as part of a national team,” Mr. Purvis said. 

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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


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