HoganTaylor Result Of CPA Firms Merger

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Two Oklahoma-based certified public accounting firms with combined annual billings of $20 million, one with a large presence in Northwest Arkansas, have merged.

On Sept. 29, Hogan & Slovacek and Tullius Taylor Sartain & Sartain announced they have formed HoganTaylor LLP. Hogan & Slovacek employs about 80 in its Oklahoma City and Tulsa offices.

Tullius Taylor Sartain & Sartain, founded in Tulsa in 1992, has offices in Tulsa and in Fayetteville on Millsap Road and employs about 80 between the two offices.

The merger is effective Jan. 1, 2009.

The firm will represent a wide array of clients in various industries including publicly traded companies, manufacturing, construction, energy, not-for-profits, qualified plans, family owned businesses and high net worth individuals.

“This is indeed a momentous time in our progress,” said Bob Vaught, the leading partner of Tullius Taylor Sartain & Sartain.

“Our combined resources will allow us a new freedom to stay on the leading edge of new technology and trends, to focus on niche services with the greatest growth potential, and to increase our ability to recruit the best and brightest talent in the industry.”

Bob Slovacek, the managing partner of Hogan & Slovacek, said the decision to merge came after more than six months of intense research, due diligence and extensive discussions between the partners of both companies.

“Our new partnership will be a powerful boost to the depth of experience we provide,” Slovacek said. “We will be able to provide a level of service and expertise on a competitive level with many regional firms.”