Briggs & Veselka Expands Houston Tax Practice with Acquisition

Houston-based Briggs & Veselka (FY16 net revenue of $35.4 million) acquired William M. Shields of Houston. Bill Shields will join the firm as a shareholder, and all the firm’s professional employees will join Briggs & Veselka in various positions. Shields currently represents more than 1,000 clients domestically and internationally.

“Shields has a reputation for great client service, which is one of the many commonalities we discovered in the discussions leading up to this acquisition,” says John Flatowicz, managing shareholder of Briggs & Veselka.

“We are hoping that additional resources – international tax, state and local tax, audit and attestation, and consulting services will be a great resource for our clients in the Southwest and elsewhere,” says Shields.

“Being a legacy firm means we intend to remain independent through the consolidation in the industry. The shareholders and I strongly believe that preserving our unique culture will allow the firm to invest in the resources our clients need today and into the future,” says Flatowicz.