Wipfli LLP: Acquires Illinois-based Blascoe & Associates

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Milwaukee, Wis. (December 1, 2010) —Wisconsin-based accounting and consulting firm Wipfli LLP announced its fourth acquisition in 2010. Effective December 1, Blascoe & Associates of Rockford, Illinois, will join Wipfli LLP, an international CPA firm.

“We are excited that Blascoe & Associates has joined Wipfli,” said Rick Dreher, Wipfli’s managing partner. ”Both of our firms are committed to providing top-quality services to businesses of all sizes, so we look forward to working together and further strengthening relationships and our firm’s presence in the state of Illinois. This also provides us an opportunity to leverage the significant resources in our Wisconsin and Minnesota locations to compliment our outstanding Illinois team as we serve our clients at a high level.”

Illinois-based Blascoe & Associates was established in 2000 and specializes in providing high-quality accounting and tax services to small- and medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries throughout the state of Illinois. All of Blascoe & Associates’ five employees, including partner, Kim Blascoe, will be joining Wipfli’s Rockford, Illinois office.

Wipfli provides the full range of audit, tax and consulting services to thousands of clients across the nation and focuses on a number of industries including manufacturing and distribution, health care, community financial institutions, non-for-profits and government, construction and real estate, and auto-dealerships and retail. Their clients range from large multi-national SEC companies to small business owners and individuals. The firm has been serving clients for over 80 years.

The combined firm will have over 950 associates, including 133 partners, and 21 office locations, and is a member of PKF North America and PKF International.

About Wipfli

With over 950 associates and 19 offices in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, the state of Washington, and two offices in India, Wipfli ranks among the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Wipfli can advise in all areas of business, from finance and operations to human resources, information technology, and customer relationships. Wipfli’s clients include manufacturers, health care organizations, financial institutions, nonprofit entities, dealerships, contractors and developers, small businesses, and individuals. Wipfli’s 80-year legacy of helping its clients succeed is a point of pride for each of the firm’s partners and associates. For more information, visit http://www.wipfli.com.