Press Release

Moss Adams combines with Baker Peterson Franklin, expanding presence in Fresno and central California region

SEATTLE, Nov. 6, 2018—Moss Adams, one of the largest accounting, consulting and wealth management firms in the nation, has agreed to combine with Baker Peterson Franklin, a full-service accounting and consulting firm in Fresno, Calif. Effective January 1, 2019, 42 professionals from Baker Peterson Franklin will join Moss Adams, including seven partners and one director, growing the firm’s Fresno office to 71 personnel.

“We’re proud to combine with such a well-respected accounting firm,” said Chris Morse, partner in charge of the Moss Adams Fresno office. “Baker Peterson Franklin is deeply rooted in the agriculture space, perfectly complementing and expanding our existing practice and industry-specific service offerings. The addition of their talented staff grows Moss Adams into the largest accounting and consulting firm in central California.”  

Founded in 1917 in Fresno, Baker Peterson Franklin has grown into one of the largest locally owned accounting firms in California’s Central Valley. The firm offers specialized expertise in agriculture, food and beverage processing, auto dealerships, closely held and family businesses, tax and estate planning, business consulting and auditing.  

“Combining with Moss Adams allows us to significantly broaden our service offerings,” said Kyle Stephenson, managing partner at Baker Peterson Franklin. “We’ll have a greater range of capabilities and resources to bring to our clients while continuing to offer the personalized service our clients have come to expect from us.”

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan Wilson, Moss Adams LLP | | (206) 302-6217