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Our Path

When Fred Nigro, Michael Karlin, and Mickey Segal met at Michael’s apartment in 1981 and decided to join forces to start their own accounting firm, little did they know their “family-run” startup would grow to be the premier Business Management firm in the country, now spanning eight offices, seven in the United States and one in the United Kingdom.

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The Founders:

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On March 20, 2018, we joined the New York-based firm Focus Financial Partners and officially became NKSFB, LLC. So much has happened along the way. Please enjoy the timeline below, celebrating the most significant milestones along our path which continues…


Nigro, Karlin & Segal (“the Firm”) is founded with 4 employees and 3 clients.


The Firm leases 25,000 sq. ft. of office space in Century City, California. There are now 59 employees.


Our New York City office opens, and the Firm expands its services across the United States. The Firm now exceeds 100 partners and staff.


Rich Feldstein merges his practice, RHF Management, into the Firm. This greatly expands the Firm’s music client scope and Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein, LLP is formed.



Partner David Bolno joins the Firm, adding his music and sports practices.

January 2014

David Bolno is added to the company’s masthead, and Nigro Karlin Segal Feldstein & Bolno is formed.


July 2014

The Firm merges with Press, Schonig, Rosenthal & Co., a 13-person boutique tax compliance firm located in Farmingdale, New York.

March 2018

Gudvi Oppenheim, formed 1977 as Bernard Gudvi & Co., merged into NKSFB.

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March 2018

The Firm is acquired by Focus Financial Partners (NASDAQ: FOCS). At the time of acquisition, the Firm grew to include 30 partners and 300 staff. We are now NKSFB, LLC.

Focus Financial Partners

January 2019

David Weise & Associates (DWA), founded 1999, merged into NKSFB.


March 2019

Neuman + Associates, founded 1991, merged into NKSFB.

Neuman + Associates

July 2020

CRM Management, founded 2002, merged into NKSFB.

CRM Management

October 2020

Howard Capital Management, founded in 1974, merged into NKSFB.

Howard Capital Management

January 2022

Avery & Greig, founded 1986, merges into NKSFB.

Avery & Greig

February 2022

Richard Welling LLP, founded in 1988, merges into NKSFB.

Richard Welling LLP

July 2022

Ross Bennet Smith, founded 1983, merges into NKSFB.

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