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Dean Dorton Allen Ford Merges With Barr Anderson & Roberts

Lexington, Ky.-based Dean Dorton Allen Ford (FY15 net revenue of $21.4 million) has expanded its presence in Kentucky by merging with Barr Anderson & Roberts, a long-standing CPA firm located in Lexington, Ky. The merger will be effective Jan. 1. The combined firm will operate as Dean Dorton.

“The addition of BAR and their team helps us to better serve our growing practice. We are enthusiastic about continuing the high level of service and expertise BAR has provided its notable client base,” says David Bundy, president and CEO of Dean Dorton.

“Barr Anderson & Roberts has had tremendous growth throughout the past 39 years since our start as Barr and Taylor in 1976,” says Christopher Anderson, current president and shareholder of Barr Anderson & Roberts. “Our clients’ needs always come first. With the combination of developing client needs and continuous growth, it was critical for us to find a way to continue providing high-quality service efficiently and effectively while providing clients with additional value through a broader range of specialty capabilities, advice and solutions. In addition, we want to offer more opportunities for our employees and referral partners who are the backbone of our business.”

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  3. BDO USA Acquires Hilton Consulting
  4. Elliott Davis Decosimo Admits Ten New Shareholders
  5. Cybersecurity Firm SDGblue Joins Crowe Horwath
  6. Settlement Reached in Andersen Tax Trademark Dispute in California
  7. Grassi & Co. Welcomes COMPASS-Regulatory and Compliance Advisers
  8. Montana Society of CPAs Announces New Executive Director
  9. Sikich Strengthens Employee Benefit Services with Acquisition of Milwaukee-area Firm
  10. Dean Dorton Acquires Metro Medical Solutions

Hanson Named 2016 Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award Winner

Paula Hanson

Paula Hanson

Lexington, Ky.-based Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC (FY15 net revenue of $21.4 million) announced that Paula Hanson, director of tax services at Dean Dorton, has been named as a winner of the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award for 2016.

This award recognizes Kentucky women of achievement who inspire and motivate other women through their personal, community and professional lives. She will receive the award at Women Leading Kentucky’s 17th annual Women’s Business and Leadership Conference this May in Lexington.

“Paula Hanson is much more than just a partner working at a regional accounting firm. She works tirelessly both as a dedicated business advisor to her clients as well as an enthusiastic and effective member of the community around her. She embodies the true spirit of leadership and philanthropy. Her passion to serve the clients and the community along with the will to make a difference is a truly unique quality,” says David Bundy, Dean Dorton president and CEO. “Paula is certainly a role model for her friends, family and community.”

Aside from providing tax planning and estate planning services to individuals and businesses, Hanson has given her time to the community throughout the years.

In 1999, the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award was created and presented to former Governor Martha Layne Collins for her contributions to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its people. This award recognizes Kentucky women of achievement who inspire and motivate other women through their personal, community and professional lives. Each year, women from across the Commonwealth are nominated to receive the award. A committee reviews each application to assess the candidate’s contributions to her profession and community, in addition to serving as a role model for other women.