Mitchell Titus Acquires Washington Pittman & McKeever

New York-based Mitchell Titus announced it has acquired certain assets of Chicago-based Washington Pittman & McKeever LLC, effective immediately. The acquisition includes a majority of Washington Pittman & McKeever’s long roster of diverse clients and the addition of certain employees but Washington Pittman & McKeever will continue its operations to service certain government contracts.

Mitchell Titus provides a broad range of assurance, tax and advisory services to Fortune 1000 companies, entrepreneurial enterprises, private equity firms, real estate entities, not-for-profit organizations, government entities and high net-worth individuals. Lester McKeever, managing principal at Washington Pittman & McKeever, will become a partner of Mitchell Titus.

“Lester McKeever is a legend in the accounting world, and we’re proud that he is bringing his decades of experience, skilled personnel and extensive relationships to Mitchell Titus,” says Anthony Kendall, chairman and CEO of Mitchell Titus. “Washington Pittman & McKeever has a strong brand in the Chicago area and has developed a talented workforce that understands the unique needs of its clients. We’re happy to combine forces and bring an even broader set of assurance, tax and advisory services to the Chicago market and beyond.”

Washington Pittman & McKeever was founded in 1939 by Mary T. Washington, the first African-American female CPA in the U.S.

“We are thrilled to have Washington, Pittman & McKeever join forces with Mitchell Titus,” says McKeever. “Our partnership with Mitchell Titus continues both firms’ long tradition of excellence and significantly expands the portfolio of services we can offer our clients in Chicago and beyond. I look forward to ushering Washington Pittman & McKeever into this new and exciting chapter in our firm’s history and expanding Mitchell Titus’s presence in our markets.”

The acquisition enables clients of Washington Pittman & McKeever to benefit from additional tax services, such as corporate and partnership tax compliance and planning, as well as extensive advisory services. Mitchell Titus also brings deep experience in organizational governance, risk management and steady expansion into other new service offerings, serving clients of all sizes, from individuals to several of the world’s largest communication, defense and financial institutions.