Wisconsin accounting firm Hawkins Ash CPAs has acquired the Green Bay tax and accounting practice of Brian R. Mudd and Michael D. Willis, effective July 1, 2017.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mudd and Willis used to be members of the law firm Nelson and Schmeling of Green Bay. The acquisition comes after Mudd’s retirement. Willis plans to still serve clients as an independent contractor of Hawkins Ash CPAs, which is based in La Crosse, Wis. He is the only employee joining the firm. Hawkins Ash CPAs is a $15.5 million firm.

Courtesy of Hawkins Ash CPAs

“This acquisition is beneficial for all parties involved, especially the clients of Brian and Mike,” said Hawkins Ash CPAs managing partner Abe Leis in a statement. “Clients will benefit from access to seamless transition and expanded services. Hawkins Ash CPAs is a growing firm. This acquisition is consistent with the Firm’s vision of becoming a growing premier CPA firm in Wisconsin and Minnesota.”

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Michael Cohn, editor-in-chief of AccountingToday.com, has been covering business and technology for a variety of publications since 1985.