Porte Brown Accounting and Consulting Acquires Chicago Firm

Porte Brown LLC, www.PorteBrown.com, a Chicagoland accounting firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of LHW & Associates based in Crystal Lake, Illinois. LHW offers specialized services for clients in industries such as mortgage banking, construction, manufacturing, real estate, medical, professional services and various consumer markets.

In addition to traditional accounting services, LHW & Associates has an established "Virtual CFO" practice in which the firm offers the full services of a Chief Financial Officer on an as-needed basis giving companies all the benefits of a traditional in-house, full-time CFO in a more cost and time-efficient manner.

LHW & Associates partner Frank J. Lebda, CPA, as well as the other LHW staff joined the Porte Brown team effective Jan. 1, 2014. "Becoming part of the Porte Brown team was an easy decision for us. We have a similar approach to doing business and believe the most important aspect to our success is providing exceptional client service," said Lebda. LHW & Associates will operate under the Porte Brown LLC name and will continue to service clients in their Crystal Lake office.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to grow our practice in the Northwest suburbs," said Joe Gleba, Partner in Charge of the Porte Brown McHenry office. "Our firm has always prided itself as professionals who not only satisfy our client's accounting and tax needs, but professionals that take the time to get to know our clients. By integrating our practice with a firm with the strength and excellent reputation of LHW & Associates, we will enhance our service with more depth of staff and greater resources while continuing to give our clients the on-going, individual attention they've come to expect from Porte Brown."