Firms in the News: June 3

Hartman Leito & Bolt Partner Forms New Firm

Former founder and partner of Hartman Leito & Bolt, Frank Hartman Jr., launched a new firm after the merger of HLB with BDO LLC became effective June 1, the Fort Worth Business Press reported.

When HLB’s James Leito and Tracy Bolt decided to join BDO, Hartman saw an opportunity. He and Nick Wanzor, former HLB partner, opened Hartman Wanzor in Fort Worth, Texas. “It’s kind of like starting over but we have clients we’ve built relationships with over the years,” says Hartman. “We think we can service our clients with the same personalized level of service we’ve done in the past.”

Hartman has 30 years of experience, specializing in nonprofit, manufacturing, medical professionals, retail, import/export, attorneys, construction and real estate. Wanzor focuses on individual tax compliance and planning, changes in accounting methods and periods, and acquisitions and restructurings for tax and legal purposes. Industry experience includes manufacturing, health care, construction, wholesale/retail, real estate, investment management and service companies.

“I’ve always pondered going out on my own,” says Wanzor. “This presented a great opportunity to do something, not necessarily on my own, but to be a part of something that I can put my own influence on. It will be fun to create something with Frank and see it do well.”


Atchley & Associates Receives Ethics in Business Award

Atchley & Associates, LLP of Austin, Texas, has received the Ethics in Business Award in the Small Business category, by RecognizeGood® in Austin.

“We are honored to receive and share this award”, says Harold Ingersoll, lead partner of Atchley & Associates, LLP.  “To be recognized by the Austin business community for our ethical business practices, though not the reason that we do it, does validate our choices as a firm to do the right thing.”