Gaines Kriner Elliott Expanding

January 31, 2013 Updated Jan 31, 2013 at 8:47 AM EDT

By Allissa Kline, Buffalo Business First

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Gaines Kriner Elliott Expanding

January 31, 2013 Updated Jan 31, 2013 at 8:47 AM EDT

Gaines Kriner Elliott LLP is growing its footprint in Western New York.

Effective Feb. 1, the Amherst accounting firm will bring two principals on board and gain a new office in Batavia. CPAs Patrick and Joseph Forsyth operate John J. Forsyth CPA PC, a firm started by their father in 1961.

Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rocco Surace, managing partner of Gaines Kriner, said his firm negotiated individual deals with both CPAs.

Gaines Kriner will maintain the existing office at 4077 W. Main Road in Batavia. The firm will eventually look for more space as it adds new employees, Surace said.

In addition to its Amherst headquarters, Gaines Kriner has an office in East Aurora. The firm will now employ a total of 37 CPAs, Surace said.