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Our History

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Couto DeFranco was founded in 1992 as a full service tax and accounting firm in South Orange, New Jersey. For more than three decades, Nelson Couto and Anthony DeFranco have worked with individuals, families, and corporate executives in the Essex County area, providing accounting, business consulting, business planning, estate and trust planning, and wealth management services.  
In 1996, the firm expanded their services to include financial planning and partnered with broker-dealer Avantax, whose tax-intelligent approach to wealth management services aligned with Couto DeFranco’s mission to help clients in creating holistic financial plans. 
To this day, the services offered by the team of experts at Couto DeFranco help clients create a clear financial plan and implement strategies to secure their financial futures.