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LBMC Introduces New Partners

The Southeast firm selected Paul Burris and four others as partners.


Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC gave five staff members the role of partner. New partners include Paul Burris, Jonathan Cooke, William Kelso, Andrew McDonald and Bob Miller.

“These partners all have significant experience and have demonstrated strong leadership in their respective practice areas," Mike Cain, the firm's founder and co-managing partner, said in a statement. "It’s an honor to congratulate all our 2012 new partners who will be instrumental in our continued growth in the years to come.”

Paul Burris joined LBMC in 2006 and is now a partner in the firm's outsourcing services and tax division. He is experienced within a number of sectors including health care, manufacturing, distribution, retail and government services. Burris also has experience in multi-state tax planning, federal and state tax compliance, and financial statement reporting of taxes under ASC 740.

Burris is a member of the Nashville Health Care Council, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Healthcare Committee and a member of the AICPA.

Jonathan Cooke has more than 18 years of experience in the accounting and tax services profession. He is a partner in LBMC's tax services division and also works with clients within the health care, manufacturing and distribution industry. In addition, Cooke is skilled in providing federal and state taxation services for large and multi-state corporations and publicly held companies. He is a member of the firm’s entrepreneurial services team which focuses on privately owned family business with their distinct tax and consulting needs. Cooke is an active member of the Small Business Committee of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and is on the Scholarship Committee of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

William Kelso is a partner in the firm's accounting and assurance services division. He has diversified experience throughout various industries including manufacturing, transportation, distribution, utilities, non-profits and services.

He has worked with clients on annual and quarterly reporting for private and public companies, initial and secondary public stock offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Kelso is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and the AICPA.


Andrew McDonald was named partner in LBMC’s health care consulting division. He provides due diligence, revenue cycle management, valuation, coding/compliance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial analysis, IT (EMR) assessment/consulting, practice development, and general practice management services to organizations preparing to meet the challenges presented by an ever-changing healthcare environment.


 Bob Miller joined the firm earlier this year and is now a partner in the tax services division. Prior to joining LBMC, Miller was a Partner in Ernst & Young’s transaction advisory services group.

Miller has over 16 years of experience in the accounting profession of which 14 years were dedicated to providing buy-side and sell-side tax due diligence and tax structuring advice to private equity and strategic buyer clients.

In his role at LBMC, Miller consults businesses and private equity clients on transaction tax matters including acquisition and due diligence services, sell-side advice and assistance, deal structure and analysis, M&A process optimization, transaction costs analysis, valuation services and merger integration.


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