PKF O’Connor Davies Welcomes DHL&S, LLP

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Strategic expansion grows Firm’s expertise in privately and closely held businesses and high-net-worth tax services

“DHL&S has a proven track record of exceptional client service, and we’re eager to welcome them aboard,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner.

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms, announced today that Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, LLP (DHL&S), has joined the Firm. The innovative, full-service accounting and business consulting firm based in Shelton, CT, specializes in accounting and advisory services for privately and closely held businesses and high-net-worth tax planning and solutions. The expansion is part of an ongoing strategic growth initiative at PKF O’Connor Davies. DHL&S is the fourth group to join the Firm in the last year.

“DHL&S has a proven track record of exceptional client service, and we’re eager to welcome them aboard,” said Kevin J. Keane, Managing Partner. “We’ve undergone exciting growth over the last year, and we look forward to the insights and solutions Eric and his team will add in 2020.”

Managing Principal Eric N. Hendlin, along with 10 partners and 27 staff members, will join PKF O’Connor Davies while continuing to operate at its current Shelton, CT, location. Its focus will remain on providing accounting, consulting, industry specialization and tax services to businesses of all sizes as well as individuals and families.

“PKF O’Connor Davies has a culture and client service philosophy that aligns with our own,” Hendlin said. “It’s a unique opportunity to continue to serve clients in Connecticut and beyond while joining forces with a Firm known throughout the industry for its innovative solutions and bright future.”

The Shelton, CT, site is the 12th PKF O’Connor Davies office. The Firm today has locations in five states as part of a continuing strategic growth and acquisition plan on the East Coast. This growth is supported by a combination of promoting leading talent from within and recruiting tactical external hires. To oversee ongoing expansion in the region, Thomas Blaney has been named the Firm’s Regional Head of New England.

Joe Tarasco, CEO of Accountants Advisory Group, facilitated and advised both firms on the transaction.

About PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full service certified public accounting and advisory firm with a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally. With roots tracing to 1891, 12 offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland and Rhode Island and more than 800 professionals led by over 100 partners, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services.

PKF O’Connor Davies is a top-ranked firm according to Accounting Today’s 2019 “Top 100 Firms” list and the Firm is also recognized as a “Leader in Audit and Accounting,” a “Pacesetter in Growth” and one of the “Top Firms in the Mid-Atlantic.” In 2019, PKF O'Connor Davies was named one of Vault's Accounting 50, a ranking of the 50 best accounting employers to work for in North America and ranked among the top 50 most prestigious accounting firms in America in a complementary Vault survey. The Firm is the 12th largest accounting firm in the New York Metropolitan area, according to Crain’s New York Business, and the 10th top accounting firm in New Jersey according to NJBiz’s 2018 rankings.

PKF O’Connor Davies is enrolled in the AICPA Peer Review Program and has central memberships in the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) and the Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC).

By consistently delivering proactive, thorough and efficient service, PKF O'Connor Davies has built long-lasting, valuable relationships with its clients. Partners are closely involved in the day-to-day management of engagements, ensuring a high degree of client service and cost effectiveness. The Firm’s seasoned professional staff members employ a team approach to all engagements to provide clients with the utmost quality and timely services aimed at helping them succeed. Continuity of staffing and attention to detail in all client engagements make the Firm stand out among its competitors.

PKF O’Connor Davies is the lead North American representative of the international association of PKF member firms. PKF International is a network of legally independent member firms providing accounting, tax, and business advisory services in over 400 locations in 150 countries around the world. With its tradition, experience and focus on the future, PKF O’Connor Davies is ready to help clients meet today’s ever-changing economic conditions and manage the growing complexities of the regulatory environment. For more information, visit http://www.PKFOD.com.

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