Briggs & Veselka Co. (Houston) Acquires William C. Love CPA

William C. Love CPAs, a leading local tax and forensic accounting firm based in Austin, is joining Briggs & Veselka Co., the management of both firms have announced. Love provides forensic accounting analysis and testimony for litigation matters primarily related to family law, as well as individual and corporate tax planning and compliance services.

The additional capabilities will reinforce Briggs & Veselka’s Forensic Accounting practice, and will be another Central Texas building block for the firm’s audit, tax, and consulting practices that serve primarily the middle market. The expansion to Austin complements the firm’s expansion to San Antonio in January 2017; Briggs & Veselka will now have offices in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and El Campo and is the fourth largest independent accounting firm in the state.

“Bill’s 40 year career that spans from leading a big four office in Austin to his experience in operating his own firm will be a great asset to our firm. And his insights into forensic accounting will be a boon to our own growing forensic accounting practice,” said John Flatowicz, Managing Shareholder of Briggs & Veselka.

“Above all else, joining forces is a great cultural fit,” said Bill Love. “Mergers are only successful when the companies can first come together on shared values, and we’ve found that to be the case with the Briggs & Veselka team during the past several months,” he added.

In addition to Love, all the other employees of the firm also will join Briggs & Veselka, and the firm will remain in its offices in northwest Austin.