Maryland accounting firms announce merger

The Gaithersburg, Maryland accounting firms of DeLeon & Stang and Berger & Hillman recently announced a merger. Effective December 31, 2008, Berger & Hillman will be recognized as DeLeon & Stang.

"We have always had a great deal of respect for the team at Berger & Hillman," stated Allen DeLeon, CPA, partner of DeLeon & Stang. "Combining our resources and knowledge base is a tremendous win for our clients and our professionals."

Founded in 1984, DeLeon & Stang, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, has been providing accounting, tax, audit, advisory, financial, business, and professional services to both individuals and organizations. DeLeon & Stang has a staff of over 20 professionals dedicated to providing business, individual and advisory services. The firm also sustains industry expertise in a number of areas such as credit unions, common interest realty associations (CIRA's), not-for-profits, hospitality organizations, individuals and small to medium-sized businesses.

"Our main goal as a firm is to provide exceptional client service," said Allen Hillman, CPA of Berger & Hillman. "Collectively, we believe this move enhances our ability to reach our goal and allows us to more effectively serve as a trusted advisor for our clients."

Stan Berger, CPA and Allen Hillman, CPA founded Berger & Hillman in 1980. The firm's areas of focus included restaurants, medical practices, and retail operations. In addition, the firm was known for its expertise in income and estate tax.

The merged practices will retain the name DeLeon & Stang and its offices will be located in the current DeLeon & Stang facility at 100 Lakeforest Blvd., Suite 650, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. The professionals at DeLeon & Stang can be reached at (301)948-9825.

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