Long Island CPA firms merge

Seckendorf Hasson & Reilly, LLP and its affiliate, LL Business Management, Inc., have merged with Eliot H. Lebenhart, CPA to form a Long Island based sports and entertainment accounting, tax, and consulting firm effective January 29, 2009. The merger creates a combined firm of $3.7 million in annual fees, making it one of the area's premier firms focused on serving the business and financial advisory needs of sports and entertainment based clients.

The combined organization will work together under the name of Lebenhart, Seckendorf, Hasson & Reilly, CPAs, LLC with offices in Lake Success, NY and Los Angeles, CA.

"Combining the accounting, tax, and consulting services of these two firms accelerates our strategy of building a leading firm serving entertainers and related industry businesses as well as our other middle-market and high net worth clients," said Bruce Seckendorf, partner of Seckendorf Hasson & Reilly, LLP. "Eliot has a long history of serving the needs of not only this specialized niche but his other clients as well."

"While I am proud of our more than 25 year history as an independently operated CPA firm, I recognized that the next step for our organization was to merge with a firm of comparable quality that would enable us to expand services to our local, regional, national, and international clients", said Eliot H. Lebenhart, CPA. "Seckendorf Hasson & Reilly share my client philosophy of helping our clients grow and succeed, and the merger will broaden and deepen our existing industry specialization, enabling us to offer more comprehensive business advice tailored to our clients."

Accounting Transition Advisors, a merger and acquisition consulting firm exclusively serving the national accounting community, assisted in this transaction.

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