Another year has flown by, and as I reflect on this past year, I know it could not have been possible without the dedication of our amazing professionals, clients and friends of the firm. For the past 19 years we have been working on some of the most exciting matters imaginable with many of the top lawyers and companies in the US, and though we've accomplished a lot, we’re just getting started.
A year and half ago we took a major step and merged our special firm into B. Riley Financial. I am thrilled to say that the collaboration, corporate culture, and business ethic of our new partners has exceeded my personal expectations. We have found a wonderful place to grow and flourish. B. Riley recently released record financial results for Q3, and the future has never been brighter.
The firm continues to attract the best specialists in the field and we have grown our staff 20% over the past year. As a result, we have also added two practices to enhance our Bankruptcy & Restructuring and Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support service lines. In April, we added a group of fantastic healthcare consulting professionals to broaden and deepen our healthcare expertise. These professionals come to GlassRatner highly credentialed as Certified Coding Specialists (CCS), Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professional (CHIAP), and Registered Nurse (RN) among other designations. The group has hit the ground running full speed and we expect this to continue through 2020. Restructuring and forensic accounting cases in the healthcare industry have become a major part of our practice and based on the number of recent engagements, I don’t see this slowing.
This year we also welcomed back Wayne Weitz to co-lead our New York office with Tom Buck, and deepened our Texas presence with the addition of Scott Van Meter in Houston. These industry veterans are only some of the examples of our ongoing dedication to bringing together the best and most qualified team in our field.
As a whole, the firm continues to balance its work between its two core service areas of Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Forensic Accounting/Litigation Support. As an outgrowth of these practices, we are working more on valuation disputes arising from solvency cases, shareholder disputes, minority freeze out cases and other corporate valuation disputes. The firm also continues to grow its Due Diligence - Quality of Earnings practice. These types of transaction support services are growing, and we have differentiated ourselves as a valued partner to lenders, private equity investors and others in the deal business.
As we look towards 2020, we expect things to only get better and brighter for the firm. Thank you for your continued support. We sincerely appreciate our relationship with you, our valued clients, employees and friends.