Weaver to Merge with HLSK; Expand Government Practice

Fort Worth, Texas-based Weaver (FY15 net revenue of $95.1 million) announces it will merge with Hereford, Lynch, Sellars & Kirkham (HLSK) of Conroe, Texas, effective March 1.

This move is intended to improve Weaver’s governmental practice, including local governments, school districts and nonprofit organizations in the Houston area, as well as expand the firm into the North Houston and Montgomery County market, the firm announced.

“HLSK is a great fit for Weaver that allows us to enrich our firm’s public sector industry reach and experience in the greater Houston area,” says John Mackel, Weaver’s MP and CEO. “HLSK has a long history and solid reputation. The combination of our teams positions us to enhance the value and services we bring to the cities, counties, independent school districts and nonprofit entities in the greater Houston area, particularly the rapidly growing North Houston area, as well as across the state of Texas.”

Thomas Sellars and Deborah Kirkham Young, principals at HLSK, will join Weaver as partners. Bert Lynch will continue providing tax consulting services to clients.

“Our clients will benefit from the added depth of services and resources this merger provides,” says Sellars. “We will be better positioned to serve growing organizations in this area and continue to build upon the close, enduring relationships we have with our current clients. We also look forward to the many opportunities joining Weaver brings to our employees, including ongoing career development.”

HLSK has provided accounting, audit, tax and advisory services primarily to government, commercial, nonprofit sectors and individual clients for the past 50 years. The 23 employees of HLSK, including the two principals, will remain in their current office.