Weaver expands Houston presence with merger

Weaver is merging with Hereford, Lynch, Sellars & Kirkham PC (HLSK), a Houston-area practice, effective March 1.

The merger will enhance Weaver’s governmental practice, including local governments, school districts and nonprofit organizations, in the Houston area and expand the firm’s presence into the North Houston and Montgomery County market.

Thomas W. Sellars and Deborah A. Kirkham Young, principals at HLSK, will join Weaver as partners. Bert H. Lynch will continue working with the firm to provide tax consulting services to clients.

“HLSK is a great fit for Weaver that allows us to enrich our firm’s public sector industry reach and experience in the greater Houston area,” said John Mackel, Weaver’s managing partner and CEO. “HLSK has a long history and solid reputation. The combination of our teams positions us to enhance the value and services we bring to the cities, counties, independent school districts and nonprofit entities in the greater Houston area, particularly the rapidly-growing North Houston area as well as across the state of Texas.”

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HLSK was established in Conroe, Texas, in 1961 by Charles R. Hereford, retired. The firm provides accounting, audit, tax and advisory services primarily to government, commercial, nonprofit sectors and individual clients.

HLSK’s 23 employees, including the two principals, will remain in their current office at 1406 Wilson Road, Suite 100, in Conroe.

Founded in 1950, Weaver currently has more than 500 employees and offices in eight cities across the United States. The firm serves a range of clients, including public and private national and international companies, nonprofit organizations and government entities. In addition to traditional assurance and tax services, Weaver also provides numerous advisory services, including risk advisory, transaction advisory, IT advisory, energy compliance and consulting, forensics and litigation, international tax, property tax, state and local tax, and wealth strategies services.