PKF O’Connor Davies Welcomes DHL&S, LLP
Strategic expansion grows Firm’s expertise in privately and closely held businesses and high-net-worth tax services
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.