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January 15, 2013

Business news in Briefs


Roberts joins Keller Williams

Laura Rizzari Roberts has joined Keller Williams as a Realtor-associate in the Newburyport and Topsfield offices serving the North Shore and Merrimack Valley. Roberts is involved with home sales, buyer agency and rentals. She has spent the past 14 years as owner/operator of a home-based business and has lived in Newburyport for more than 20 years. She is a member of Ould Newbury Golf Club, the Newburyport Art Association and the First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist. She is also the former chairwoman of the Newburyport Harbor Commission. She has two children, Jamie and Evan Roberts.

Free tax and financial planning seminar

A tax and financial planning seminar for comedians and others who work in creative fields will take place at on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Winner’s Circle, 211 Elm St., Salisbury. The seminar will be led by Rick Spencer, a financial advisor and tax preparer with more than 20 years of experience. Admission is free, but registration is preferred via email at or by calling 978-857-7573.

Farrell becomes partner at firm

Jonathan B. Farrell of Salisbury has become a partner at DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP (DGC), a CPA and business consulting firm, effective Jan. 1.

Farrell, a member of DGC’s Real Estate Group, has more than 17 years of experience in partnership and real estate taxation. His areas of expertise include tax planning, consulting and compliance in the real estate, private equity and hospitality industries. He has extensive experience advising clients on the structuring of partnership and real estate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, taxable and non-taxable dispositions of property, lease planning and exit strategies for owners.

He received his bachelor of science in accountancy from Bentley College in Walthan. He lives in Salisbury, with his wife, Anne, and their four children.

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