HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / February 9, 2015 / Terry Williams, CEO of Fima, Inc., a Nevada Corporation, (OTC Pink: FIMA) announced today that the company has retained Brio Financial Group ("Brio") to be the company's financial reporting consultant and audit firm while Szaferman, Lankind, Brumstein & Blader, P.C., have been tabbed to be Fima's corporate legal counsel.
The first order of business for Brio will be to conduct Fima's comprehensive audit. David Briones, managing partner of Brio Financial, will oversee the audit and will be working with Szaferman, Lankind, Brumstein & Blader, P.C., to bring the company's financial records to a current reporting status, a critical component necessary for the company to uplist to the NASDAQ-OTCQB.
From 2006 through 2010, Briones managed the public company and hedge fund practices at Bartolomei Pucciarelli, LLC ("BP"). Within that capacity, Briones performed audit services, outsourced CFO functions and consulted clients through the difficult SEC comment period. Briones' consulting expertise has been essential in navigating the application of complex accounting principles for the company's vast public company client base. Briones also served as the chief financial officer of Clear-Lite Holdings, Inc., from 2009 to 2011.
Prior to joining BP, Briones was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York. Briones specialized in the financial services group, and most notably worked on the MONY Group, Prudential Financial and MetLife initial public offerings. Briones has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn.
"Acquiring the services of these two firms was the first logical step for me as CEO, so I could expeditiously begin the implementation of the company's business plan," Williams said. "Mr. Briones has one of the sharpest minds in the financial sector and you will not find finer legal representation than what we now have with Szaferman and company."
The law firm of Szaferman, Lankind, Brumstein & Blader, P.C., has been recognized as one of the top financial legal firms in the country. The Lawrenceville, N.J.-based firm was recognized in the 2014 and 2015 editions of U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firms as a Tier-1 firm, the highest recognition a firm can receive.
About Fima Inc.:
Fima, Inc. is a leading lifestyle real estate acquisition, development and consulting firm. We specialize in planning, development, managing and marketing of projects, requiring the highest standards of execution for the most discriminating clients.
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