(Warwick, Rhode Island) – December 18, 2017 – Markarian & Meehan, Ltd., a long established, premier tax-oriented accounting and advisory firm located in Wakefield, Rhode Island, this week announced it will be joining DiSanto, Priest & Co, located in Warwick, Rhode Island.  DiSanto, Priest & Co. is one of the largest regional accounting, tax and business advisory firms based in Southern New England. This merger, which will become official on January 1, 2018, will greatly expand and strengthen DiSanto, Priest & Co.’s position – making it one of the largest New England accounting firms headquartered in Rhode Island. The combined firms will now have offices in Warwick and Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Markarian and Meehan’s 25 firm members, including three partners, professionals, and supporting staff, will be even better positioned to build a culture of personalized service coupled with specialized expertise.

“Markarian & Meehan has been a vital part of South County, Rhode Island for over 40 years, and we are proud of our success and fine record of client service,” said Steven Zaroogian, Managing Partner at Markarian & Meehan.  “It was important to us to find a firm that has the depth and infrastructure to continue to service our clientele at the highest level, providing excellent client service to the individuals, small businesses, and larger companies that have been clients of our firm for many years.  We found the ideal partner with DiSanto, Priest & Co. This will be a seamless transition, and together, the combined firms can best offer the resources and specialties of a large firm coupled with the responsiveness of a local firm, giving us a distinct market advantage.”

For over 40 years, Markarian & Meehan has been a trusted business partner of privately held businesses and high net worth individuals, offering a full range of audit, accounting, tax and business advisory services to a diverse client base located in and around the Rhode Island area.  Markarian & Meehan’s longtime success is rooted in its tax expertise, its advisory services and in placing a priority on responsiveness and communication.

“We are excited to have a firm as highly respected as Markarian & Meehan join our team.  Their addition to DiSanto, Priest & Co. strengthens our attest, tax and business advisory expertise,” Emilio Colapietro, the Managing Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co. said.  “Both firms are committed to and share a common culture of providing a breadth of services, deep expertise and access to multiple experts. We deliver solutions tailored to each client’s individual needs and foster a strong, unique firm culture.  DiSanto, Priest & Co. looks forward to building on the excellent reputation that Markarian & Meehan has established in southern Rhode Island, and continuing the legacy of the firm’s founder, Tom Markarian.”

Learn more about the legacy of Tom Markarian in the video below.



DiSanto, Priest & Co. serves as business advisors for today’s leading privately held companies, with teams dedicated to serving the manufacturing, distribution, retail, real estate, construction, professional services and technology industries. As a firm purposely built to serve privately held businesses, it provides the full array of tax planning, tax compliance and wealth advisory services to the owner-operators of those closely held entities.