Marcum, New York, merged in Northbrook, Illinois-based Abrix Group, expanding Marcum’s presence in the Midwest and adding more doctors and dentists as clients. (Read the full story.)

BKR International, New York, announced new leadership appointments: Manuel Rangel Jr., partner with CPC Rangel in Mexico City, was named worldwide chair; Raymi Mejia, partner at Mejia Lora & Asociados in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was named chair of the Americas regional board; and Kenneth Laks, partner at Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Co., Hauppauge, to the Americas board; each of the three appointed for two-year terms.

The American Institute of CPAs recognized Gerard “Jerry” Schreiber Jr., a partner with Schreiber & Schreiber, and John “Jack” Dailey Jr., a retired partner and consultant for Bowman & Company LLP, with its Special Recognition Award. (Read the full story.)

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