LB&A Announces Merger

Matthews, N.C.-based LB&A, Certified Public Accountants PLLC has joined forces with Greensboro, N.C.-based Haynes Strand and Company PLLC, effective Dec. 1, to create a three office firm known as LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC. The firm will have offices in Matthews, Greensboro, and Mount Airy, N.C.

The combined firm will be led by John Bly and Jeff Gordon as co-MP’s, and will employ 65 employees. The merger will effectively double the previous sizes of LB&A and Haynes Strand.

LB&A has a pool of M&A, business valuation, charter school accounting and non-profit knowledge as specialty niches, while Haynes Strand has niches in employee benefit plan audits and estate planning.

LB&A was formed in 2004 and has grown over the past eight years through a series of eight acquisitions and three mergers. Haynes Strand was founded in 1987 and has been in business for over 25 years. Haynes Strand has been a fixture in the Mt. Airy and Greensboro communities and has developed a reputation of providing accounting services to their clients.