We are excited to announce that, as of November 1, 2021, we will be expanding our team in the RVA coastal region through the acquisition of Mitchell Wiggins, a leading provider of tax, audit, and business consulting services in the Metro Richmond and Tri-Cities area.
This partnership will enhance the resources and capabilities that both firms can provide to our clients, rivaling those of large national firms, while still providing the personal attention needed to better support local and middle-market clients.
“We are very excited to join Brown Edwards. In going through the due diligence process, it became very apparent that the mission and culture of our firms are in alignment. As Brown Edwards, we will be able to provide greater resources to our clients and continue to look for ways to expand our offerings. The administrative support offered by the combined operations will enable our professionals to focus on assisting clients to find the best solutions to address their unique business, financial and advisory needs. In addition to the specialized offerings to our clients, the enhanced training and mentoring to our staff will help them become future business leaders.”
David Reardon, Managing Partner of Mitchell Wiggins
David Reardon currently serves as the Managing Partner of Mitchell Wiggins. Following the closing, David will continue in leadership as the Metro Richmond area coordinator and Thomas Puryear will serve as the area coordinator in the Tri-Cities location.
"We are thrilled to bring a firm with a reputation as solid and strong as Mitchell Wiggins into our practice. Our acquisition of Gregg & Bailey in early 2020 and the ongoing client service they have delivered since then, has positioned us well to expand further in the Richmond area. The size and strength of the combined Mitchell Wiggins and Brown Edwards operations will allow us to continue to offer more client-focused expertise with a deeper bench to serve all of our clients going forward."
Jason Hartman, Brown Edwards CEO
The Mitchell Wiggins team will bring 6 new partners and an additional 47 new team members to Brown Edwards operations in the Metro Richmond and Tri-Cities area. The newly combined operations will be located in the former Mitchell Wiggins office space at 1802 Bayberry Court, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23226, with a satellite client meeting location in the existing Brown Edwards office in Midlothian. The acquisition will also result in Brown Edwards' first office in Petersburg, serving the Tri-Cities area. In total, the combined new RVA operation will employ 70 professionals, totaling over 400 team members firm-wide.