Elliott Davis to Open Raleigh Office through Combination with Lunsford & Strickland, P.A.

Davis, Rick

RALEIGH, N.C., April 26, 2013 The shareholders of Elliott Davis, PLLC and Lunsford & Strickland, P.A. have voted to combine their firms effective July 1, 2013. The combination will establish a Raleigh office for Elliott Davis, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast.

“We have served Triangle-based clients for years; therefore, Raleigh is a strategic opportunity and prime location for us,” said Elliott Davis Managing Shareholder Rick Davis. “By joining forces with Lunsford & Strickland, Elliott Davis will add top caliber talent who will help us seed and grow an even more significant local presence in the near term.”

Founded in 1989, Lunsford & Strickland provides assurance, tax, business valuation and litigation support services to businesses in the Triangle and beyond. The firm serves diverse clients in industries such as biotech, life sciences, software, healthcare, not-for-profits, closely-held businesses, real estate as well as retail and hospitality.

Elliott Davis, in business for 88 years, has many parallel practices in addition to niche focuses including transaction services, international business, government entities, manufacturing and financial institutions.

“Together, we can serve our clients at a higher level by tapping into both the broad and specialized expertise our joined firms will bring to the table,” said John Lunsford, partner at Lunsford & Strickland; the firm’s other partners are James Hayne and Jon Strickland.

The combined firm of 450-people will have offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, and Greenwood, S.C.; Augusta, G.A.; and Richmond, V.A.

“We live and work in a global economy,” said Lunsford. “By expanding our service offerings and delivering them via a Carolinas-based firm, we know our clients will reap many rewards and that makes us very excited.”