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CLA Acquires Ohio-Based CPA Firm Gilmore Jasion Mahler

The deal, which became effective on Jan. 1, increases CliftonLarsonAllen’s presence in Toledo to 150 people.

CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) said on Tuesday that it acquired Ohio-based accounting firm Gilmore Jasion Mahler (GJM) as of Jan. 1. The deal increases CLA’s presence in Toledo to 150 people.

“We’ve always held ourselves accountable to the highest of standards, whether in how we serve clients, how we work together as a team, or how we give back to our communities,” said Kevin Gilmore, managing partner of GJM. “Joining CLA brings an exciting new chapter for our firm and is simply the next step forward as we continue to live our values.”

Established in 1996, GJM was the largest locally owned public accounting firm in Northwest Ohio, with more than 100 people in Toledo and Findlay, and was recognized as a regional firm with national and international capabilities.

As they did at GJM, the former GJM team members joining CLA will offer assurance, business and transaction advisory, outsourced accounting, risk advisory, and tax services across a spectrum of industries, including construction and real estate, health care, manufacturing and distribution, nonprofit, private equity, and utilities.

“Kevin and the GJM team are known for their innovative approach, trusted advice, and industry experience,” said Scott Engelbrecht, chief geographic officer at CLA. “The opportunity to deepen our service and reach leaders in key industries across Ohio is in lockstep with CLA’s promise to know and help our clients, our people, and our communities.”

The 120-plus former GJM team members will continue to serve clients locally and nationally from locations in Toledo and Findlay, increasing CLA’s presence across Ohio to more than 240 people.