Dixon Hughes expands Florida presence

Southeast super-regional CPA firm Dixon Hughes PLLC announced today that it would integrate the practice of Jacksonville-based Presser, Lahnen & Edelman effective June 1.

Presser, Lahnen & Edelman was formed in 1986 and is an outgrowth of a firm co-founded by Neil Presser, CPA in 1966. Its offices are located in Jacksonville's Southpoint area, one of the region's growing business developments.

"This is an exciting opportunity for us to reinforce our leadership position in serving the Jacksonville business community," said Jamie Smith, CPA and Managing Shareholder of Presser, Lahnen & Edelman.

"Now our clients and other area businesses can benefit from access to even greater depth and resources - all through the same relationships we've established here locally."

Presser, Lahnen & Edelman personnel will continue to operate in the current PL&E office at 6622 Southpoint Drive, but under the Dixon Hughes PLLC brand name as of June 1. From there, they will continue to serve existing client relationships.

Dixon Hughes's integration of Presser, Lahnen & Edelman will strengthen the firm's newly established Florida presence. On February 1 the firm integrated Orlando-based Rosenfield & Company. The integration will add more than 50 personnel to Dixon Hughes, including seven PL&E shareholders that will join the firm.

"Presser, Lahnen & Edelman is an exceptional, well-run practice and will make an excellent addition to Dixon Hughes," said Ken Hughes, CPA, and Chief Executive Officer of Dixon Hughes. "We are excited about establishing a presence in the thriving Jacksonville market and expanding our coverage in the state of Florida. More importantly, we are gaining quality people who match our culture and have the skill and relationships to leverage the full resources of the firm."

Dixon Hughes ranks among the nation's top 20 CPA firms and is the largest based in the Southeast. With more than 1,200 people located throughout 22 cities in eight southern states, the firm provides a wide array of assurance, tax, and advisory services to organizations in a variety of industries.

You may like these other stories...

Here's a CPA who truly walks the walk. On March 15, Frank Ryan, CPA, departed San Diego, California, with plans to be in Ocean City, Maryland, by July 2 to teach a course at the Maryland Association of CPAs’ (MACPA...
When Theodore J. Flynn first joined the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) in 1970, it was a different world and a different profession.  The "Big Eight" were still headquartered in Boston. Vietnam War...
Accountant Rickey Charles Goodrich had it a little too good. Many bean counters would kill to serve as financial guru to the likes of Pearl Jam. Goodrich was hired in 2005, and the following year, he became the CFO of Curtis...

Upcoming CPE Webinars

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.
Apr 30
During the second session of a four-part series on Individual Leadership, the focus will be on time management- a critical success factor for effective leadership. Each person has 24 hours of time to spend each day; the key is making wise investments and knowing what investments yield the greatest return.
May 1
This material focuses on the principles of accounting for non-profit organizations’ expenses. It will include discussions of functional expense categories, accounting for functional expenses and allocations of joint costs.
May 14
Save your relationship in those few situations where your performance falls far from perfect. It’s easy to want to brush service failures under the rug, hope no one notices and assume that somehow everything will be all right. In this workshop, Kristen Rampe, CPA will give you the tools to strengthen your professionalism in the face of the worst-case-scenario. Don’t let experience be your only teacher on these topics!