This year marks the 50th year in operation for the Washington, D.C.-area public accounting firm of Swart, Lalande & Associates, P.C.
Five decades following the firm's inception, Swart, Lalande & Associates maintains its position as a leading CPA firm in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Earlier this year, the Washington Business Journal ranked the firm 36th on its list of the area's top accounting firms in its 2010 edition of the Book of Lists.
"Fifty years is an extraordinary accomplishment for any firm in our industry," said Paul D. Burke, CPA, managing shareholder of Swart, Lalande & Associates. "Our success and longevity are attributable to the governing values on which we were established, as well as our dedicated professionals and support staff who strive to provide the highest quality service to our clients each and every day."
Swart, Lalande & Associates was founded as a sole proprietorship in 1960 by John F. Swart, Jr. He was joined by Luke J. Lalande approximately two years later. The firm changed names and entities on several occasions over the years before arriving at its present form as Swart, Lalande & Associates, P.C. Swart continues to be an inspiration to the firm today.
"The founder of this firm was highly skilled in many areas of public accounting, and we are proud to have maintained that high level of expertise and diversity," said Burke. "We are always looking to grow our practice and for new opportunities in different niches."
About Swart, Lalande & Associates, P.C.:
Since 1960, Swart, Lalande & Associates, P.C. has provided reliable accounting and advisory services to clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including audit and attest, business consulting, business valuation and litigation support, employee benefit plans, estate and trust planning, and tax compliance and planning. The firm also maintains a strong presence in the construction, diversified business, government contracting, not-for-profit and real estate industries. Swart, Lalande & Associates has a staff of more than 35 professionals, including eight shareholders.