Hood & Strong LLP Launches New Investment Advisory Venture

Comprehensive Financial Services Now Available to High Net-Worth Investors



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from H&S Financial Advisors LLC

    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Docili, Managing
 Partner of Hood & Strong LLP, today announced the launch of H&S Financial
 Advisors LLC*, a full-service investment advisory firm focused on the needs of
 high-net-worth investors.  The launch of H & S Financial Advisors LLC is a
 major expansion effort for Hood & Strong LLP, a local certified public
 accounting firm founded in 1917.  The new entity will provide wealth
 management services to existing Hood & Strong LLP clients as well as to new
 investment advisory clients.
    Mr. Docili said, "The integration of investment advice and tax planning can
 have a strong positive impact on the portfolio of a high-net-worth investor.
 Our affiliation with H&S Financial Advisors LLC allows Hood & Strong LLP to
 maintain its core focus on CPA services while offering our clients seamless
 access to investment advisory experts that they can trust."
     H & S Financial Advisors LLC is a comprehensive financial services
 provider offering financial planning, asset management, retirement planning,
 brokerage and risk management services to both individual and institutional
 investors.  Leveraging the services of Hood & Strong LLP, H & S Financial
 Advisors LLC can provide integrated wealth management that includes
 professional tax planning and preparation capabilities.
     The creation of H & S Financial Advisors LLC is part of a growing national
 trend of accounting firms expanding their services to offer clients
 professional investment advice.  The American Institute of Certified Public
 Accountants cites some 33 states that have enacted laws that allow CPAs to
 enter the investment advisory business.  The Big 5 Accounting firms and H&R
 Block have already added financial services to their stable of offerings.
 
     * Investment Advisory Services offered through H&S Financial Advisors LLC.
 Securities offered through Cap Pro Brokerage Service, Inc., an affiliated
 company.  Member NASD & SIPC (CRD#103953).
 
 

SOURCE H&S Financial Advisors LLC
    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Docili, Managing
 Partner of Hood & Strong LLP, today announced the launch of H&S Financial
 Advisors LLC*, a full-service investment advisory firm focused on the needs of
 high-net-worth investors.  The launch of H & S Financial Advisors LLC is a
 major expansion effort for Hood & Strong LLP, a local certified public
 accounting firm founded in 1917.  The new entity will provide wealth
 management services to existing Hood & Strong LLP clients as well as to new
 investment advisory clients.
    Mr. Docili said, "The integration of investment advice and tax planning can
 have a strong positive impact on the portfolio of a high-net-worth investor.
 Our affiliation with H&S Financial Advisors LLC allows Hood & Strong LLP to
 maintain its core focus on CPA services while offering our clients seamless
 access to investment advisory experts that they can trust."
     H & S Financial Advisors LLC is a comprehensive financial services
 provider offering financial planning, asset management, retirement planning,
 brokerage and risk management services to both individual and institutional
 investors.  Leveraging the services of Hood & Strong LLP, H & S Financial
 Advisors LLC can provide integrated wealth management that includes
 professional tax planning and preparation capabilities.
     The creation of H & S Financial Advisors LLC is part of a growing national
 trend of accounting firms expanding their services to offer clients
 professional investment advice.  The American Institute of Certified Public
 Accountants cites some 33 states that have enacted laws that allow CPAs to
 enter the investment advisory business.  The Big 5 Accounting firms and H&R
 Block have already added financial services to their stable of offerings.
 
     * Investment Advisory Services offered through H&S Financial Advisors LLC.
 Securities offered through Cap Pro Brokerage Service, Inc., an affiliated
 company.  Member NASD & SIPC (CRD#103953).
 
 SOURCE  H&S Financial Advisors LLC