PKF O’Connor Davies Welcomes Clear Thinking, LLC

New combination amplifies Firm’s growing Advisory practice, expands service offerings into restructuring and bankruptcy arena

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax, and advisory firms, announced today that Clear Thinking Group, LLC, an award winning national bankruptcy and restructuring consultancy based in Hillsborough, NJ, has joined the Firm. The company, which has spent the past two decades supporting clients at various stages of their life cycle with personalized, practical, and actionable solutions, joins the PKF O’Connor Davies team as PKF Clear Thinking, LLC. The new partnership underscores the Firm’s expanding focus on advisory services and strategic insights, particularly dealing with fast-changing trends in complex industries.

“There is a continual shift in the accounting world toward a greater demand for more strategic advisory services,” said Jonathan C. Moore, Partner-in-Charge of Advisory at PKF O’Connor Davies. “We’ve long structured our Firm and our team to provide these sophisticated services, and Stu and the entire team at Clear Thinking are the perfect complement to our organization as we continue to strengthen our advisory offering.”

Clear Thinking joins the Firm with a proven track record providing financial advisory and restructuring, bankruptcy advisory, process and performance improvement, and creditors’ rights services. Clear Thinking also recently expanded its expertise into Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) solutions. Many clients are actively seeking advisory services and guidance around enhancing their ESG actions as the topic gains traction across industries.

“From our earliest meetings with the PKF O’Connor Davies team, we recognized a shared commitment to client service that informs all of our work and our workplace culture,” said Stu Kessler, President of the former Clear Thinking Group. “The Firm’s deep bench of industry experts, comprehensive service offerings, and shared network of referrals and clients makes this partnership a promising opportunity for all involved.”

Located throughout the East Coast, PKF O’Connor Davies has 14 offices in six states and continues to expand through organic growth and acquisitions. It has supported this growth with a strategic combination of promoting from within coupled with an ongoing focus on top-tier external hires.