NASHVILLE (April 28, 2008)—Nashville-based Vaden Group, P.C. and entertainment/sports accountant Mike Vaden have teamed with regional accounting and business advisory firm Joseph Decosimo and Company, PLLC. The newly formed business management practice, Decosimo/Vaden, will serve entertainment and high-net-worth clients in Music City and throughout the nation from its offices on Nashville’s Music Row.
Mike Vaden, CPA, assists entertainment clients with royalty accounting, concert tour accounting, tax planning and compliance, investment analysis, catalog valuation and financial management. He has become a trusted advisor to professionals throughout the entertainment and sports industries, as well as other business entrepreneurs due to his understanding of complex tax transactions and estate planning considerations. His clients include award-winning recording artists, writers and producers, as well as business executives, athletes and doctors.
“Thirty-five years of experience, coupled with a thorough understanding of the financial workings of the entertainment industry, uniquely qualify Mike and his team to serve creative professionals. The Vaden Group is a welcome addition to our firm’s Nashville family,” said Nick Decosimo, managing principal. “With the entertainment industry being such an important part of Nashville’s business community, the next logical step for our firm was to find the best people to serve that segment of the economy. We found them in the Vaden Group.”
Mike Vaden joins the Decosimo firm as a Principal and is Director of Decosimo/Vaden. Also joining the firm are 10 employees, including Tax Director-Entertainment Services Jennifer Lane and Business Management Tax Supervisor Vicki Bracey, who are serving clients out of the firm’s new Nashville office located at Roundabout Plaza. Decosimo’s team from the firm’s Brentwood location, led by principals Flynn Doyle, Ken Lowery and Ronald Williams, has now united with the Decosimo/Vaden professionals in the new Music Row offices. The combined practices have formed a significant office with approximately 25 professionals and staff, providing traditional and specialized audit, tax and business advisory services to clients in a variety of industries.
“I am thrilled to establish this new venture with Decosimo,” said Mr. Vaden. “They are a trusted and respected firm, and one of the largest regional firms based in Tennessee. We both agree that service to clients is paramount, and I know that the added expertise and depth of resources they provide will benefit my clients immensely.”
Decosimo is a leading regional public accounting and business advisory firm that ranks among the Top 100 CPA firms in the nation. The firm has more than 250 professionals and staff with offices in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis, Tenn.; Atlanta and Dalton, Ga.; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Grand Cayman. Decosimo is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited, which has approximately 600 offices in 93 countries.
To contact Decosimo/Vaden professionals, call 615-248-5500.