Grassi Co. The Hochman Practice Group Combine

The Hochman Practice Group, formerly of Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP (RSSM), based out of New City, NY has joined Grassi & Co.—a Top 100 Accounting Firm with offices in New York City and Jericho, NY—and will operate under the Grassi & Co. name going forward.

The decision to join these two teams is the result of a variety of synergies, which will allow both firms to provide increased skill-sets and technical expertise as well as a wider array of services and new opportunities to their clients, while also expanding their geographical reach.  The combination of teams will also provide the firm’s professional staff with continued opportunities for career development and growth as Grassi & Co. is consistently exploring and capitalizing on opportunities to expand its presence and capabilities in the region.

Grassi & Co. is a premier professional service organization specializing in accounting, audit, tax, technology consulting, business advisory, forensic, litigation support and valuation services. The firm has international capabilities through Moore Stephens International, one of the largest networks of independent accounting firms in the world. Grassi & Co. has been in business for more than 30 years and has grown to a team of more than 200 professionals that are each specifically trained to focus on their clients’ businesses.  Along with being recognized as one of the Top 100 largest firms in the U.S. according to Accounting Today and INSIDE Public Accounting, the firm is also ranked among the Top 20 in the NY Metro area according to Crain’s New York Business.

Michael Hochman, Partner-in-Charge of The Practice Group, is equally excited about the transaction.  He stated, “Grassi & Co. shares the same values as we do. We conducted an extensive search within our region looking for an opportunity like this and Grassi & Co. exceeded our hopes as a partner.  Together, we are committed to continue to provide excellent service, deep expertise, and an environment that fosters success for our clients and our professionals.”

Grassi & Co. Managing Partner and CEO, Louis Grassi states, “We are very excited to incorporate The Hochman Practice Group into the Grassi & Co. family. The combination of our teams not only enhances our geographical reach in the New York Metro region, but also increases the service capabilities and depth of resources we provide our clients.  The Hochman Practice Group has a long and rich history of providing high quality services to its clients and we are looking forward to the new opportunities that this transaction will create for the entire firm.”


The Hochman Practice Group is a strong player in the Rockland County business community with practice areas serving the entire Tri-state region. The Group’s expertise lies in a variety of industry segments, including Construction and Real Estate, and consists of four partners, Michael Hochman, William Hughes, Richard McGuinness and Maryann Schugmann. In addition to the partners, approximately 30 other professionals will be joining Grassi & Co.  The firm will continue to operate out of their current New City, NY location, increasing the roster of Grassi & Co. offices to three in the region.



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