WEST ORANGE, NJ – Certified Public Accountants & Advisors Couto DeFranco, P.A. merged with Odell Financial Services, Inc. effective July 1st, 2019. The combined firm will provide their clients with better service and stronger, long-term working relationships.

Couto DeFranco and Odell Financial Services will be working together to address the ever-changing tax laws, some of which include tax rate changes and business-related provisions. The firms strive to provide their clients with the best possible experience from generations of knowledge.

“From the day our practice was founded, it has been our mission to ensure the personal well-being of our clients. We feel confident that this merger with the Odells enhances our ability to fulfill this objective,” said Nelson Couto. “We are enthusiastic about continuing the high level of service and expertise the firm has provided its client base over the past 27 years.”

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 “We have known the Odells since our start in South Orange in 1992 and we are very excited to work together. We view this merger as a significant benefit for our clients of both firms,” said Anthony DeFranco. “Our goal is to build the best possible team and do even more for our clients. In addition to our tax and accounting services, we can now offer the Odell clients our wealth managment services."

The Odell CPA Firm started in 1980 in South Orange. The family-owned firm provided accounting, tax, and bookkeeping for all business and personal accounts.

“I look forward to the opportunity for myself, my son and our client base to be in the best hands going forward with Couto DeFranco,” said Jack Odell. “To have a vast array of resources working with Couto DeFranco, with our knowledge, will only foster a positive future in terms of growth and client satisfaction.”

 “I am thrilled to be with Couto DeFranco and to be able to work with their team,” said Brian Odell. “There are so many great attributes at Couto DeFranco and Odell Financial Services and now to be able to merge our practices means the future is bright for our clients, ensuring they will get the absolute best service possible.”

Services offered under the combined firm will include accounting and bookkeeping, financial projections, tax planning, individual and business income tax preparation, budgeting, estate planning and administration, and wealth management services.

Offices are located in West Orange and South Orange.

Call today for help with your accounting, tax and wealth management needs.

973-378-3300 or 973-763-6533