Croskey Lanni and Hirzel, Jackson & Swaine Merge

Croskey Lanni, PC, headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan, is merging Hirzel, Jackson & Swaine, PC (HJS) into its practice. The merger will create a combined firm in excess of thirty associates, continuing as one of metro Detroit's premier firms focused on serving the accounting, tax, and business advisory needs of a diversified local, regional, and national client base. HJS, its partners, and staff will remain in their existing offices in Novi, Michigan. The combined firm will operate as Croskey, Lanni & Company, PC.

Ben Swaine and Dick Shovan, principles of HJS, will remain with the firm and continue in their existing roles, managing client services for the firm's combined client base.
 
"Combining our firms with the talent of Ben Swaine, Dick Shovan, and their team helps us to better serve our ever-expanding and growing practice. We are enthusiastic about continuing the high level of service and expertise they provide to their tremendous client base," said David M. Croskey, president of Croskey Lanni. "These gentlemen are well known and respected in the Detroit metro area for excellent client service and a successful track record of practice growth and development. They are highly respected within the accounting profession, and we are proud to have them join our team. Additionally, they have team members and niches that provide synergy and enhanced opportunity for continued successful growth." 
 
Hirzel Jackson & Swaine was started in 1983. Swaine joined the firm soon after its initial formation, and Shovan joined as a shareholder in 2004. The firm now serves clients in a wide range of industries located in fifteen states. 
 
"While I am proud of my long history as a shareholder in Hirzel Jackson & Swaine, I recognize that the next step for my team and clients is to merge with a firm of comparable quality that would enable us to expand services to our local and regional clients", said Swaine. "Croskey Lanni shares our philosophy of helping our clients grow and succeed. The merger will broaden and deepen our existing industry specialization, enabling us to offer more comprehensive business advice tailored to our clients."
 
Shovan added, "Professionalism is my top priority. I am proud to become a part of the Croskey Lanni team, who share the commitment to clients and the CPA profession where I have extensive involvement with the Michigan Association of CPAs." 
 
Transitions Advisors, a leading merger and acquisition consulting firm exclusively serving the national accounting community, assisted in this transaction. 
 
Further information may be obtained by contacting Dave Croskey, Croskey Lanni, PC, (248) 659-5300, dcroskey@croskeylanni.com.
 
Source: Croskey, Lanni & Company, PC, News Release
 

You may like these other stories...

For the first time in the five-year history of Vault.com’s rankings of the top 50 accounting firms to work for in North America, a firm has held the top spot as best accounting employer for two consecutive years....
Legislation coming out of Washington just might reduce homeowners' burden for disaster insurance. It's a topic very much on everyone's minds since the mudslide in Oso, Washington. The loss of human life was...
Many firms these days claim the bulk of their new business comes from referrals, essentially saying their existing clients do all the business development for them. But this won't work unless you can build true client...

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Apr 17
In this exciting presentation Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA shares tricks that you can use with pivot tables every day. Remember, either you work Excel, or it works you!
Apr 22
Is everyone at your organization meeting your client service expectations? Let client service expert, Kristen Rampe, CPA help you establish a reputation of top-tier service in every facet of your firm during this one hour webinar.
Apr 24
In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA introduces you to a powerful but underutilized macro feature in Excel.
Apr 25
This material focuses on the principles of accounting for non-profit organizations' revenues. It will include discussions of revenue recognition for cash and non-cash contributions as well as other revenues commonly received by non-profit organizations.