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Today’s business climate is wrought with pressures and competition that was not anticipated years ago. Coupled with a new administration in Washington, it’s important now, more than ever, to work with a team that stays abreast of the latest industry developments.

Our industry professionals work in concert with our service line professionals to address the complex needs of our clients. The world is changing more rapidly than ever with growing shifts in technology and other pivots in business as a result of the unprecedented challenges we are faced with today. The professional services advisors at Blackwell Business Partners are here and ready to assist with your compliance needs and, more importantly, provide tailored, value-added solutions specific to your industry.

Focused on Yielding Success
Cannabis Industry

The cannabis industry is a unique and complex environment to navigate, with ever-changing laws and regulations around every bend. As the industry continues to expand, it is becoming increasingly competitive. 

Blackwell Business Partners’ dedicated Cannabis Industry team utilizes their specialized knowledge to help companies thrive in the production, distribution, and investment in cannabis, as well as other service and product providers related to the industry.

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Now more than ever it is important to assemble the right team to help anticipate and assist with roadblocks, challenges, changes, and complications. Our team speaks your language, is well-versed in the regulatory environment, and has strong relationships with important industry contacts.

We have specialists to assist with tax planning and compliance, setting up internal controls, and preparing for audits, just to name a few of our services.

Our client experience is broad — from consulting on pre-licensing applicants, to cultivators, dispensaries, product manufacturers, all the way up to investment holding companies.

Focused on the Bottom Line
Automotive Industry

When you’re running a dealership, your main focus is ensuring you hit your sales targets each and every month. The last thing you want to worry about is overhead costs and operational complications. 

Blackwell Business Partners understands your priorities, but also knows that there are significant opportunities to improve the bottom line through a careful examination of costs and inefficiencies. 

We can help you reach that next level of profitability.

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Blackwell Business Partners is a recognized specialist in the auto industry, through excellence in client service and by providing timely business intelligence to automotive dealers across the nation. How we connect to the heart of the matter, with the strategic ability to plan and put ideas to practice, is what sets us apart and lets our dealership clients know they are in good hands.

Our partner-level attention, specialized industry knowledge, proactive communication, and a true team effort ensure that we provide an exceptional client experience. Above all else, we are intensely committed to maintaining meaningful long-term relationships with auto dealership owners and management leaders. As a result, our relationships continue to expand, along with our clients’ growth.

Blackwell Business Partners’ Automotive is comprised of a team of professionals who specialize in helping dealers grow their businesses. Our clients include large, multi-point, automotive dealerships, and private equity firms with dealership portfolios.

Focused on Building a Strong Foundation
Construction Industry

The construction industry is extremely fragmented, fiercely competitive, and carries high risks. We can help improve your odds.

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Our Construction  advisory team works closely with general contractors, heavy highway, electrical, and superstructure contractors, metal fabricators, and a number of other specialty trades. With years of experience in the industry, we understand the nature of our clients’ sales and project cycles.

Evaluating project profitability, managing cash flows, and evaluating costs are all factors in determining our clients’ ability to maintain a competitive edge. We also work closely with the surety and banking communities, which drive our clients’ flexibility in the market. 

At Blackwell Business Partners, we are committed to the construction industry and stay up-to-date on the current trends affecting the industry through active involvement in various trade groups.

We can help you:

  • Develop methods of evaluating project profitability.
  • Evaluate tax strategies for long-term contracts.
  • Design compensation and incentive plans.
  • Organizational structuring and joint venture formation.
  • Prepare cash flow projections and budgets.
  • Target key financials to present for surety and bankers.
  • Analyze your accounting system and use new technology.
  • R&D tax credits.
Focused on the Big Picture, While Managing the Details
Entertainment Industry

The entertainment world can be a chaotic one. It often takes a village of professionals in the background to make everything run seamlessly in the public eye. Due to professional demands, it's easy to lose sight of where and how your finances, investments, and other lifestyle management duties are maintained. This lack of oversight is often the result of not having independent, qualified advisors at your side.

We have the capabilities to ensure all of your unique requirements are met.

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As entertainment, music, and sports figures, groups, and companies engage in ventures across different media platforms that involve many moving parts, financial and operational management becomes more and more complex, requiring proper oversight. Our ability to be valuable in this capacity allows us to uphold a strong reputation as trusted advisors for professionals engaged in all facets of entertainment.

Our dedicated bicoastal Entertainment, Music, and Sports Practice is comprised of highly experienced and qualified accounting professionals with a dedicated focus on the entertainment industry. Unique within the accounting and consulting industry, we take a holistic approach to addressing the needs of our clients, and have a deep understanding of the lifestyle and business challenges that are faced by clients in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Blackwell Business Partners caters to a variety of clients ranging from local and internationally recognized talent across genres of  film and television, music, sports, media, publishing, and theatre, including actors, musicians, artists, composers, producers, writers, film production companies, record labels, music publishers, theatrical groups, models, photographers, directors, professional athletes and coaches, agents, personal managers, and everyone in between.

Focused on a Return on Your Investment
Financial Services Industry

The financial markets are fast-paced and constantly evolving. They’re also facing increasing regulatory scrutiny. Financial service firms need clear advice from their accountants and business consultants to navigate new regulatory requirements and meet their tax obligations.

Our longstanding clients include broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, investment partnerships, and registered investment advisors.

For clients in the financial services industry, we’re here to help set up business structures.

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Today’s business climate is wrought with pressures and competition that was not anticipated years ago. Coupled with a new administration in Washington, it’s important now, more than ever, to work with a team that stays abreast of the latest industry developments. We provide services to many businesses in this arena, they include:

  • Banking
  • Broker-Dealers
  • Capital Markets
  • Domestic and off-shore hedge funds
  • Emerging Managers
  • Fintech
  • Funds of Hedge Funds
  • Insurance companies
  • Management companies
  • Private equity funds
  • Registered investment advisors
  • Registered investment companies
  • Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC)
  • Special purpose vehicles
  • Specialty finance companies
  • Venture capital funds
Focused on Growing Your Business

Blackwell Business Partners is proud to be home to one of the leading franchising practices in the country. With over 20 years of franchise experience, Blackwell Business Partners provides a full range of services to a vast number of franchise concepts.

We work with the owners, operators, controllers, and CFOs of a wide range of franchisors and multi-unit franchisees to help them establish their brands and grow their businesses to the next level.

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Blackwell Business Partners is proud to be home to one of the leading accounting and consulting franchising practices in the country, with a dedicated National Franchise Practice that has over 20 years of franchise experience. Providing a full range of services to a vast number of franchise concepts (including some very familiar household names), we work with the founders, owners, operators, controllers, and CFOs of a wide range of franchisors and multi-unit franchisees to help them establish their brands and grow their businesses to the next level.

Blackwell Business Partners’ Franchise team is comprised of experienced professionals who provide valuable guidance and insight to help our clients minimize uncertainty, meet compliance and contractual obligations, and stay focused on their franchisees, customers, and building their businesses.

There is simply no substitute for experience. We take what we have seen and learned over the past 20 years representing and working with some of the largest franchise concepts in the world -  during the greatest and most active franchise industry growth periods - and support our clients with beneficial, productive consulting services geared towards their individual needs.

Focused on Guiding You Through Today’s New Normal
Government Contracting

The new administration is having wide-reaching impacts on many sectors of business. As plans take form in key areas like infrastructure, cybersecurity, defense contracting, regulatory reform, and more, the implications to the government contracting industry will be significant. We’re here to help you acclimate to the new regulations and challenges posed by today’s changing climate.

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Blackwell Business Partners represents a team of professionals with deep experience in the government contracting sector. Our clients range in size from emerging to well-established contractors. We serve a wide array of industries in the areas of technology, communications, defense, security, intelligence, and professional services.

Whether applying for set-aside status, planning for their first prime contract, experiencing rapid growth, or preparing for an exit, our professionals assist government contractors in services above and beyond our competitors.

Our Government Contracting team stays ahead of ever-changing rulings, regulations, and compliance issues, which is especially vital in light of the COVID-19 crisis. We have prepared a resource center that is consistently updated with timely COVID-19 information as well as a comprehensive list of up-to-date government contracting related issues.

Focused on Guiding You Through Today’s New Normal
Healthcare Industry

Blackwell Business Partners has a longstanding, dedicated, Healthcare team, focused on providing accounting, tax, and advisory services to organizations across the entire healthcare ecosystem, including providers, payors, and investors.

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Healthcare Organizations continue to confront and adapt to significant challenges associated with new payment models and stagnant reimbursement, rapid consolidation, new market entrants, changing technologies, growth of telehealth, enhanced patient expectations, and more.

Blackwell Business Partners’ healthcare team is well-positioned to help healthcare organizations navigate the current environment. With a suite of services specifically designed to add value, we help organizations position themselves for short-term profitability, long-term sustainability, and strategic growth. Our dedicated healthcare team supports efforts throughout the full continuum of care while servicing providers, payors, and investors.

We work with owners, operators, and investors in the healthcare space and we are well-versed in the complexities of the different industry segments.

Focused on Innovation
Manufacturing & Distribution Industry

As a manufacturer/distributor, you rely on efficiency and quality control to assemble superior products and get them to market quickly.  The constant need for innovation, whether through new or better products to meet changing consumer demands, improvements in the manufacturing process, or finding new channels of distribution, are all critical to overall profitability.

Most U.S. based companies either have an international presence or manage international third party relationships in the production of their products through complex supply chain relationships.  With this come many challenges including changing technologies, the need to constantly improve operational, cybersecurity and other control exposures, along with opportunities to take advantage of global tax planning strategies among other cost saving solutions.

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At Blackwell Business Partners, we work with a diverse group of manufacturing and distribution clients. With the challenging times and changing technologies that lie ahead for entrepreneurs, investors and manufacturing groups, deriving more profits and saving taxes are even more critical.  We understand these challenges. We acknowledge that your professional services firm’s relationship should be beyond the traditional tax, accounting, and regulatory services. Our firm strives to provide value to manufacturing and distribution companies by helping management make informed business and tax decisions that improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and ultimately improve the bottom line. From entrepreneurs who need help obtaining start-up financing, to long-term owners seeking to sell, we will work closely with you to find solutions tailored to your individual needs.

We provide services to a wide range of manufacturing and distribution clients including apparel, retail, consumer and industrial products, wholesalers, and import/export businesses.

Focused on Your Mission
Not-for-profit Industry

With so many diverse and important missions, not-for-profit organizations are constantly seeking to balance the high demands for valuable services with the challenges of increased and complex regulatory compliance requirements, along with reduced government and/or public funding. This balancing act requires innovative, and often creative, solutions that will allow you to remain responsive to the needs of the community.

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Blackwell Business Partners’ dedicated Not-For-Profit team forms collaborative partnerships with our clients that go beyond the compliance needs of the organization. The practice team is comprised of professionals who possess the specialized technical skill-sets to successfully address our clients’ accounting and regulatory requirements, and who are also extremely proactive, creative, and strategic thinkers.  We immerse ourselves into the programs of the organization in order to gain unique perspective on the organization and their mission.

Our experience with not-for-profit organizations of all shapes and sizes has given us insight into best practices, along with the ability to recognize opportunities for improvements that we openly share with our clients. Some challenges may be identifying funding sources, budgetary concerns, effective board governance, asset management, employee benefit/incentive programs, and financing needs. Our Not-For-Profit teams have the diverse skills and experience to be a resource in all of these areas and more.

With more than 20 years of experience, we are committed to serving the not-for-profit industry and our community. The Blackwell Business Partners initiative coordinates charity programs and days of service, bringing the philosophy of giving back into the core values of our firm. Our partners, directors, and managers also serve on a number of boards for not-for-profit organizations in their local communities. It is this passion that allows us to become trusted advisors, continuously working to help our clients’ not-for-profits grow and prosper.

Focused on Planning For Your Next Design
Architecture & Engineering Industry

While the business conditions for the architecture and engineering industry continues to show improvement, it has not been consistent and the Northeast is having a sluggish recovery compared to the rest of the country. In addition, the industry is facing pressures and decisions in the areas of technology (including staying current on software upgrades and cyber security), succession planning, and hiring qualified people in a tight labor market. Our dedicated team is here to help you through these challenges.

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Architecture and engineering (A&E) firms have a number of accounting and tax issues that are unique to the industry. Our A&E service team has in-depth experience in these specific matters, as well as the ability to work with our clients’ firms from a business owner’s perspective.  This makes us distinctively qualified to assist our clients in all facets of their business.

Our tax services include planning, as well as federal, state, and international compliance.  This includes reviewing tax saving opportunities specifically available to the industry.

The financial reporting we provide our clients is presented to impart meaningful information that can be used to analyze their firm’s operations and financial metrics. The financial statements then become tools for planning and management decisions.

Focused on the Business of Law
Law Firms

The practice of law is your firm's focus. Ours is to help you get the best financial results from it. From tax issues to practice management our team is focused on helping you achieve your goals.  At Blackwell Business Partners, we understand the complexities of managing and growing a successful practice. For over 20 years, we have assisted law firms in achieving their goals, by working with them on tax minimization strategies, securing financing, driving profitability, strategizing merging and laterals, structuring partner compensation, and implementing effective practice management tools.

An ever-fluctuating economic environment consistently presents law firms with challenging financial issues including: 

  • Fee pressures
  • Attracting and retaining top talent
  • Rapidly-advancing technology
  • Partner and associate compensation
  • Risk management
  • Practice succession
  • Growing firm profitability and improving efficiencies
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Blackwell Business Partners focuses on law practices with a mission to provide our clients with actionable advice and entrepreneurial solutions which will enable them to navigate today’s challenging economic environment. We build strong relationships with our clients allowing us to develop the critical insight necessary to advise them on their unique needs. This enables us to identify and deliver services that help them achieve their strategic organizational objectives.

Serving hundreds law firms our professionals strategically assist in planning for the future by providing extensive practice management services, compensation planning, merger and lateral strategy and integration, financing, and many other value-added services to complement our core accounting, tax, and business advisory services.

Focused on People
Staffing Industry

Running a staffing firm takes entrepreneurial zeal, a gift for motivating and retaining key personnel, and a strong will. Your industry gets hit first - and hard - whenever there’s a downturn in the economy.

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With over 20 years of experience advising staffing firms, and with numerous clients in this industry, we understand the common financial challenges that business owners face. Through careful examinations of business structures, costs, and tax strategies, our professionals are able to help organizations save thousands of dollars annually and reach new levels of financial success. At Blackwell Business Partners, our clients always have immediate access to experienced professionals who can answer their questions. That’s our promise.

Our Staffing Practice currently services clients, who operate as:

  • Contingent staffing
  • Direct placement
  • Executive search/retained search
  • Professional employer organizations (PEO’s)
  • Outsource solutions
Focused on Identifying Opportunities
Real Estate Industry

Helping clients identify risks and take advantage of opportunities is what we do best. The real estate industry has gone through one of the most rapid transformations in current years. Real estate professionals are finding the key to their success has come from their ability to adapt to changing environments by engaging innovative leasing, financing, and marketing techniques.

We can advise you in these areas and more.

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Blackwell Business Partners’ real estate professionals have deep experience in addressing opportunities and challenges to help real estate companies streamline their operations, maximize their opportunities, and minimize their risks in a cyclical marketplace.

Blackwell Business Partners’ dedicated real estate team understands all aspects of the client cycle, from daily operational issues, portfolio growth, retention, and maximization to succession planning. Our clients experience a streamlined compliance process and benefit from our operational review, which focuses on the big picture. Our goal is to add value to our clients by providing recommendations that increase profitability, efficiency, growth, and capital preservation.  

Our Real Estate team isn’t made of professionals who dabble in the industry – they are dedicated to this industry. Our partners have worked with real estate organizations of all sizes within the market, and have a thorough appreciation for the nuances of different industry verticals.

We have built relationships with hundreds of real estate entities including owners/operators, private real estate funds, developers, REITs, real estate investors, management companies, cooperative housing corporations, and condominium associations. Blackwell Business Partners has unique depth within the real estate industry and provides specific industry groups built to better service our clients, including multi-family, commercial office, retail, hospitality, credits, and low income housing specialty groups.

Focused on Financials, So You Can Focus on Your Customers!
Restaurants & Hospitality Industry

Owners of restaurant and hospitality businesses are facing unique challenges. COVID-19 has demonstrated just how sensitive the industry is to the external factors that affect financial performance, beyond just typical economic downturns, increased competition, increased regulatory scrutiny, and changes in consumer preferences. To help our clients survive in this ever-changing landscape, we bring our strategic best practices and industry-specialized experience to help them adapt and thrive in any outcome.

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Blackwell Business Partners is proud to be home to one of the leading restaurant and hospitality teams in the country. We have worked with hundreds of successful restaurateurs and entrepreneurs on winning strategies to protect and strengthen their business, seize new opportunities, and manage growth.

We know how hard it is to succeed as a hospitality business owner. At the end of the day, we strive to provide value by helping owners make informed business and tax decisions to operate more efficiently and ultimately improve the bottom line. We focus on what counts, so you can focus on what counts – your customers!

Our team of seasoned restaurant and hospitality professionals understand the unique needs of the hospitality business owner. We have helped our loyal hospitality clientele – some of the highest rated restaurants in the world, and their celebrity chefs – raise their financial efficiencies, reduce costs, and realize greater profitability.

Our depth and breadth of experience provides us with exceptional knowledge and perspective on what's happening industry-wide, and we use that knowledge in order to provide the most comprehensive advice to our clients, to fit their unique needs.


We provide a full range of attest, tax and specialty tax, business advisory, economic advisory, and transaction advisory services to privately-owned restaurant groups, world-wide hospitality management groups, and family-owned restaurants and food retailers. We also serve, among others, nightlife establishments, hotels and resorts, real estate developers, caterers and banquet halls, and entertainment facilities.


When COVID hit, Blackwell Business Partners hit the ground running - advising the restaurant community, providing consulting services, and distributing timely regulatory information and other news affecting the industry. We also assembled a team of dedicated industry resources, with specialized knowledge of PPP and pandemic-related regulation, to address the specific needs of our clients.  To help our clients navigate through the myriad of new regulatory challenges, Blackwell Business Partners has developed specialized service offerings designed specifically for your hospitality business. Our dedicated professionals will get you faster responses to your critical questions now, so you can plan for tomorrow. In uncertain times, knowing where to go for answers will help you prepare your business to thrive in any outcome.

While we continue to service our clients, our Restaurant & Hospitality team is also providing actionable support by spotlighting some of our industry clients, and how they are changing their business strategy to continue to serve their customers.

Focused on Embracing Disruption and Driving Growth
Technology Industry

Innovation, growth, and competition for capital and talent are what characterize today’s emerging tech companies. And, everything continues to move at the speed of light. Today’s tech companies need to be open, responsive, and most importantly, ready to capitalize on opportunities that present themselves. It’s an exciting time for disruptive, groundbreaking companies where capital is available for companies with big ideas that have management teams ready to execute. Growth and opportunity may come from expansion into a new sales channel, acquisition of talent in a new region or by pivoting on an overall business model. Internal/management reporting, state and local tax, and possibly international reporting, become critical paths to success and finding an advisor that can support you is vital.

A great deal of capital is circulating through the marketplace, but the bar has been raised for start-ups because investors want more – they want results, information, and a plan to deliver. Today, successful entrepreneurs move quickly through different ideas over the span of months instead of years. Developing a winning business model that can stand the test of time is essential.

Tech companies must be more nimble than ever, as they master the art of the pivot. Delivering solid returns for your investors against plan is critical, in a much shorter timeframe.

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Our technology professionals bring to the table the right mix of experience and skills to understand the entrepreneurial spirit embodied in technology companies. We provide our clients with actionable advice through custom, realistic, and scalable solutions while staying on top of developments that impact our clients in order to offer fresh ideas to help them through various stages of maturity. We also get our “hands dirty” and have a hands on working style with our clients that they appreciate. Additionally, our team includes former CFOs of technology companies who “just get it” and know how to adapt when new challenges arise – bringing a level of realism and pragmatism to the advice they offer and able to customize solutions to fit your specific needs. We believe this blend of technical and operational experience sets us apart and affords our clients high quality results.

Whether you need guidance on developing business and financial plans, on business execution, obtaining early-stage financing, or strategizing on and/or executing strategic mergers and acquisitions, we can help. Our clients we service include:

  • Digital media
  • Wearable technology
  • Software development
  • Computers and networking
  • SAAS
  • Internet/E-commerce
  • Life science
  • Telecom
  • Marketplaces