Joel Sinkin

President, Transition Advisors, LLC

Joel Sinkin is the President of Transition Advisors, LLC a firm that exclusively consults on growth and succession through Mergers & Acquisitions for Public Accounting Firms. Mr. Sinkin is an expert in practice evaluation, succession planning and transaction structure. He has personally overseen hundreds of transaction closings of accounting firms since 1990. He has worked with firms of all sizes from sole proprietors to large regional and international firms. He consults on internal and external succession planning and provides complete transaction support including valuations, alternative deal structures, documentation, due diligence and transitional issues regarding partners, staff and clients.  

Transition Advisors is dedicated to working exclusively with accounting firms nationwide to:

·     Develop and execute strategies to expand through mergers and acquisitions

·     Identify objectives and create unique methods to facilitate retirement and other transition of owners

·     Build business plans and owner agreements to facilitate and manage internal succession

Joel teaches CPE courses and lectures for the AICPA, many State Societies of CPAs, National Accounting Organizations and many other professional organizations. Mr. Sinkin is frequently quoted in trade magazines and has had dozens of articles authored by him and along with his partner Terrence E. Putney, CPA, authored The Succession online book for the AICPA and his third book, written on behalf of the AICPA, CPA Firm Mergers & Acquisitions, How to Buy a Firm, Sell a Firm and How to Make the Best Deal.

Mr. Sinkin fulfilled a personal goal to create a new type of consulting firm that brings a fresh approach to the succession and growth needs of accounting firms and their owners nationally. In 2004, he joined forces with Terrence E. Putney, CPA to form Transition Advisors.  In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Accounting Today named Mr. Sinkin one of the top 100 most influential people in accounting. 

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