Grant Thornton opens office in Stamford

By Bill Fallon

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Grant Thornton LLP, an audit, tax and advisory firm founded in Chicago 90 years ago, has opened a new office at 300 First Stamford Place in Stamford, its second in the state.

About 50 Grant Thornton employees began working at the 6,300-square-foot recently. The firm also operates an office at 124 Hebron Ave. in Glastonbury.

“Expanding our presence in Connecticut allows us to better serve our current and future growth-oriented clients in the area and bring to bear for them Grant Thornton’s national and international resources,” said Lawrence Griff, partner-in-charge of Grant Thornton’s Stamford and Westchester practices. “The new office will provide a fresh option for local companies in private equity, financial services, insurance, not-for-profit, health care, technology and manufacturing, among many other industries.”

“This office opening marks the latest milestone in the continued growth of our Metro New York and New England practice, the firm’s largest geographic practice,” said Frank Kurre, Grant Thornton’s metro New York and New England managing partner. “Our strategy includes better allocation of our people throughout the region. Our Stamford office houses a wide array of resources that include audit, tax and advisory services personnel. Our new space is designed to support the firm’s rapid growth in the region, while enhancing employee collaboration and innovation, allowing us to better support our people as they interact with our clients.”

All workspaces in the new space have access to natural light, according to a Grant Thornton press release, and there are conference and team rooms with audio-visual and video-conferencing capabilities.

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Bill Fallon
Bill Fallon is editor of the Fairfield County Business Journal. He has worked at Westfair Communications for more than five years, previously editing an upstate New York daily and a national motorcycle magazine in Nevada. He attended Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y., and the University of Virginia.
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