April 4, 2011
Portland, Ore. – Marianne Brams has recently joined Perkins & Co, Portland’s largest locally owned accounting firm, as a tax manager to help service the firm’s growing client base within the estate planning and wealth management niches.
Brams comes to Perkins & Co after spending the past 20 years as a tax manager and consultant for firms such as Geffen Mesher & Company, Moss Adams, and Pacificorp. Her diversified tax and business experience, combined with her legal background, will add depth to the firm’s service teams.
“Marianne arrives at Perkins & Co with a wealth of experience in all facets of trust and estate tax planning, as well as community involvement,” said Gary Reynolds, Perkins & Co President. “Our goal is to deliver dynamic services that help our clients grow their businesses. Adding top-notch talent to our team is a big part of fulfilling that.”
Her industry and community involvement includes serving on the American Plaza Condominium Homeowners Association Board, the United Way Portland Chapter Planned Giving Committee, and a stint as Board Chair of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Portland. Brams earned her J.D. degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College.
Perkins & Co has experienced strong growth by providing accounting and business solutions for Northwest businesses and their owners by offering the scope and depth of national firms with the high-touch and personal attention of a local firm. Perkins & Co has recently been ranked Oregon’s Most Admired Accounting Firm in the Professional Service Category by the Portland Business Journal.
About Perkins & Company, P.C.
Perkins & Company, P.C. was founded in Portland in 1986 and has grown to be the largest locally based accounting firm in the Portland metro area. Perkins entrepreneurial mission was to be an alternative to the national firms while focusing on the business needs of the regions closely held companies. Perkins specializes in a number of industries, including manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, real estate, professional and creative services, technology, healthcare, insurance and non-profits. In recent years, the firm has also begun providing consulting services to public companies. Perkins is also an independent member of the BDO Alliance, providing international services through BDO, the fifth largest accounting firm in the world.