February 15, 2015 – Charlotte, NC
As tax season gears up, North Carolina based accounting firm, Rives & Associates, LLP, is announcing its merger with Huntersville, NC CPA firm, Lesemann & Associates, PLLC Certified Public Accountants. The merger, effective January 31, 2015, brings with it a mutually beneficial partnership for both employees and clients.
“This merger is part of our plan to strengthen our position as a market leader serving clients in small to medium businesses. In addition, it’s one more step in the realization of our vision to continue to expand and grow our private company practice,” said Leon L. Rives II, CPA, Rives & Associates, LLP’s Managing Partner.
J. A. (Jay) Lesemann Jr. CPA CGMA, Managing Member of Lesemann & Associates, PLLC Certified Public Accountants, and former Chair of the North Carolina Association of CPAs will be a Partner in Rives & Associates, LLP’s Private Company Practice Team.
“This merger will bring benefits to the clients and employees of both firms,” said Lesemann.
“Our clients will have access to increased levels of service as well as providing our firms the expertise needed for additional opportunities of growth and expansion. By building on both firms’ strengths and reputations as CPAs and business advisors, we will be able to continue to attract some of the best Clients in the US as well as draw the most talented professionals in the industry to our firm,” Lesemann continued.
Lesemann’s firm focuses on Business Consulting, Mergers and Acquisitions, Start-Ups and Tax Planning and Preparation and offers a critical mass of private companies to the client roster of Rives & Associates, LLP.
Lesemann will join Rives & Associates, LLP as a Partner and will be responsible for client relations, new business development and growing the Private Company Practice. All of Lesemann & Associates, PLLC employees will join Rives & Associates, LLP as part of this merger and the Huntersville office will remain open.
About Rives & Associates, LLP
Rives & Associates, LLP with offices in Raleigh, Lexington, Charlotte, and Huntersville is focused on the delivery of consulting, tax, and attest services to small and middle market companies, governmental entities, and non-profit organizations. Rives & Associates, LLP has been named the US Captive Insurance Company CPA Firm of the Year, recognized as the fastest growing CPA ever by Triad Business Journal, amongst other honors. For more information about Rives & Associates, LLP, visit www.RivesCPA.com