The author of “Good to Great” determined that fifty years is the best benchmark on which to measure a company’s sustainability. By examining many companies across a range of industries, their research confirmed that if an organization survived for fifty years, it was truly ‘built to last.’
It was therefore with great pride that Sobel & Co. celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2016. Founded in East Orange in 1956, Sobel & Co. was, from its earliest beginning, a firm built on principles such as integrity, honesty, reliability and responsiveness. While much has changed since then, much remains the same – including the strong adherence to a set of values that defines our firm and our culture.
We are proud of our legacy and, most importantly, of the impact we have had for over 60 years on the New Jersey business community. Here are some of our most significant milestones:
1956 - Sobel & Co. founded by Bernard Sobel in East Orange, New Jersey, sharing offices with two attorneys.
1957 - Sobel & Co. hires its first staff person.
1958 - Sobel & Co. moves to its own office on Central Avenue in East Orange.
1965 - Sobel & Co. merges with the practice of Joe Reiss, CPA and moves to Newark.
1968 - The firm returned to East Orange and was, at this time, the first firm to move from Newark.
1980 - Sobel & Co. is the first CPA firm to move from East Orange to Becker Farm in Roseland, New Jersey.
1990 - Firm moves to present location in Livingston, New Jersey.
1996 - Alan D. Sobel named Managing Member.
1997 - Sobel & Co. merges with the CPA firm Rosenzweig, Weissman & Rosenzweig from Edison, New Jersey.
2000 - Sobel & Co. merges with Cezar Katzman & Co. from West Orange, New Jersey.
2002 - Sobel & Co. launches its Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services Group.
2004 - Sobel & Co. joins PKF North America Network.
2006 - Sobel & Co. celebrates 50 years in New Jersey.
2007 - Sobel & Co. merges with former partners of Shachat & Simson, CPAs from Clark, New Jersey.
2010 - Sobel & Co. merges with M.I. Grossman Company, LLC from Union, New Jersey.
2013 - Sobel & Co. acquires Tinari Economics Group as a wholly owned subsidiary, to be called Sobel Tinari Economics Group.
2016 - Sobel & Co. merges with Barry Thomashow & Associates.