REDW LLC, a Top 200 Accounting Firm and one of the Southwest’s 10 largest CPA and business consulting firms, announced today it is merging in Smith Harrison LLP, a CPA firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada, that specializes in Tribal gaming, effective May 1, 2019. The combined firm will operate under the REDW brand.
As part of the merger, partners Joe H. Smith and Adam H. Smith will join REDW as Senior Consultant and Senior Manager, respectively. They will both continue to work from their current Las Vegas, NV, location, where REDW is considering expanding its operations at a later time.
Steve Cogan, REDW’s Managing Principal, says: “REDW’s decision to add Joe and Adam to the REDW team is part of its overall strategic plan to continue to expand its offerings and geographic footprint in the Southwest and nationally. The addition of Smith Harrison fits our vision perfectly, as it will augment our reach and capabilities and help Tribal gaming organizations succeed in today’s highly competitive market.”
Smith Harrison LLP was founded in 2011 by Joe Smith. Due to its unique industry expertise and attention to client service, the firm earned a national reputation for being a trusted advisor to Tribal casino operations. As the former Director of Audits and Finance at the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) in Washington D.C., and with four decades of casino industry experience, Joe is very well-known throughout Indian Country. Among his accomplishments are establishing and implementing the Class III NIGC Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS). Adam is also an experienced professional providing accounting, auditing and financial management services to the casino industry and has played a key role in the success of the firm.
Joe Smith says: “The business needs of Tribes have been expanding over the years, growing in complexity and sophistication. To meet this demand, we’ve been exploring opportunities with a number of firms over the last three years, seeking one that shares our same values and a total commitment to Tribes and their enterprises. And we have found REDW to be the best fit.”
Adam Smith adds: “I couldn’t be more excited about joining a firm so well recognized in Indian Country, I cannot wait to get to work. In all honesty, no firm can compete with the extensive capabilities and experience of REDW, now enhanced by the addition of Smith Harrison LLP.”
Corrine Wilson, REDW Principal and National Tribal Practice Leader, says: “REDW is privileged to be an industry leader for Indian Country. An essential part of serving Tribes and their enterprises in the marketplace and expanding our National Tribal Practice is gaming, which is one reason we are so thrilled to welcome Joe and Adam to the team.”