Weiser LLP has merged in nearby Leslie Sufrin and Co. PC, a boutique accounting, audit, tax and consulting firm that specializes in servicing publishing, media, information and communication businesses.

New York-based LS&Co. will operate as a separate division of Weiser, headed by founder Les Sufrin. Also joining Weiser as partners are Roy Anderson, Jerry Brockett, Richard Faltin, Barbara Israel, Monica Ranniger and Charles Tropiano.

LS&Co. also has a significant practice providing merger and acquisition work to private equity groups and their portfolio companies. The firm also serves companies in the financial services, manufacturing, distribution and international services industries.

"The merger of LS&Co. with Weiser will allow us to provide even more services to our expanding client base, including businesses financed with public securities," says Sufrin.

"The addition of Les Sufrin and his team will provide more fuel to our accelerating growth. LS&Co.'s niche dominance and dedication to the highest level of quality professional service is a perfect fit to Weiser's platform," says Doug Phillips, Weiser's managing partner.

Weiser serves clients in industries that include financial services, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, apparel, life sciences, health care, not-for-profit, and textile rental. The firm also has prominent international tax and forensic accounting practices. The firm ranked No. 27 on Accounting Today's 2005 Top 100 Firms list and third among regional New York Metro area firms with revenue of $69 million.

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