WeiserMazars LLP Announces the Acquisition of LECG Business Units

This transaction expands the firm's Pennsylvania practice and establishes WeiserMazars' Midwest presence with the opening of a Chicago office

Mar 03, 2011, 14:00 ET from WeiserMazars LLP

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WeiserMazars LLP today announced it has acquired certain business units from LECG Corporation including the commercial and insurance audit, and business consulting professionals. This acquisition will strengthen and expand the breadth of services offered to the Pennsylvania marketplace and, with the opening of a Chicago office, establish a Midwest presence for WeiserMazars LLP. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

As a result of the transaction, Brian Clouse, Joe Colgan, Diane Franzoni and Jeffrey Palmer join WeiserMazars as partners, along with approximately 30 professionals in the Pennsylvania office, and David McRoberts joins as a partner along with 10 professionals in Chicago, growing the firm's ability to offer dedicated specialty resources to clients within an expanded geographic region.

"Today's announcement showcases WeiserMazars' commitment to enhancing our service to clients," said WeiserMazars LLP Managing Partner, Douglas A. Phillips. "We look forward to elevating our presence in Philadelphia, as well as entering the Chicago market, which is one of the most important financial centers in the country. By continuing to expand and establishing our expertise and presence in these markets, we are better positioned to provide our clients with a full suite of accounting, audit, tax and advisory services."

WeiserMazars LLP is known for its' deep knowledge in accounting, audit, tax, and advisory services provided to clients primarily based in the New York metropolitan and the greater Philadelphia areas. Its focus has been to offer subject matter expertise to clients in various industries including real estate, manufacturing and distribution, financial services, insurance, banking, media and communications, energy, utilities, private client service, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial business markets. The added strength of the new partners and professionals will ensure that both existing and new clients receive the same value-added, end-to-end professional service delivery they are accustomed to from a robust team of experienced professionals, armed with both the technical and business expertise clients expect.

About WeiserMazars LLP

WeiserMazars LLP, the independent U.S. member firm of Mazars Group, delivers innovative accounting, tax and advisory services to our clients, by combining a unique synergy of experience, expertise and foresight. Our partners and professionals meet the critical issues and competitive challenges facing national and international organizations. Our access to professionals throughout the world, coupled with our ability to respond quickly, ensures strong client relations and excellent service. We bring our technical expertise, industry knowledge and customized approach to a broad range of clients, including owner-managed businesses, not-for-profit organizations, publicly traded businesses and high net worth individuals.

WeiserMazars has over 80 partners and more than 650 professionals located in six U.S. offices in New York City, Chicago, Long Island, Westchester, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We also have additional locations in Florida, Israel and the Cayman Islands.

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