Joel L. Sinkin


Joel Sinkin has been involved with and consulted on 900+ transaction closings of accounting firms since 1990 and was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Accounting Today. He teaches CPE courses and lectures for the American Institute of CPAs, national associations and state societies. He is also frequently quoted in trade magazines, has authored many articles and most recently co-wrote “CPA Firm Mergers & Acquisitions: How to Buy a Firm, How to Sell a Firm, and How to Make the Best Deal” published by the AICPA. In his more than two decades in the M&A arena, Joel has worked with thousands of firms including start-ups, sole proprietors, local, regional, and national firms.

Joel’s professional philosophy centers on the belief that the needs of the parties in every merger and acquisition are unique and successful execution requires a thorough understanding of each party’s objectives. “A good deal is a fair deal. I also believe it’s beneficial to both parties for retiring practitioners to transition at a pace that meets their clients’ needs and is consistent with their personal plans. The best deals include the retirement-minded professionals receiving strong compensation for their years of sweat equity while the remaining partners make more as well.”

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