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.

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