The shareholders of both firms approved the combination earlier this year.
Elliott Davis ranks among the Top 50 CPA firms in the nation. In addition to its Raleigh location, it has offices in Charlotte, N.C.; Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, and Greenwood, S.C.; Augusta, G.A.; and Richmond, V.A.
“This combination exemplifies our firm’s commitment to having the right people in the right places doing the right things,” said Rick Davis (above), firm managing shareholder for Elliott Davis. “For years we have served Triangle-based clients, therefore geographic proximity is important. Equally important is the addition of Lunsford & Strickland’s talented professionals to our 450-person practice.”
Former Lunsford & Strickland shareholder John Lunsford (right) has been named managing shareholder for Elliott Davis’ Raleigh office. His team has provided assurance, tax, business valuation and litigation support services to businesses in the Triangle and beyond since 1989.
“We are proud to be part of Elliott Davis, a firm with an excellent, long-standing reputation,” said Lunsford. “Together, we will serve our clients with enhanced depth and a broader range of expertise. It’s an exciting next chapter for all of us.”
The Raleigh office will focus on key industries such as real estate, biotech, life sciences, software, healthcare, not-for-profits, closely-held businesses, as well as retail and hospitality. Through the combination, local professionals will leverage additional niches including transaction services, international business, government entities, manufacturing and financial institutions.
Elliott Davis’ Raleigh office is located at 4325 Lake Boone Trail. The firm will move into a larger office space this fall to accommodate anticipated growth.