Baker Tilly Expands into Texas

New Austin office represents firm’s strategic growth plans in the state and region.

AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 28, 2016) – Leading accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has announced the opening of a new location in Austin to help the firm provide exceptional client service throughout Texas and the region.

“Austin is known for its terrific quality of life and is an economic engine for the region,” Baker Tilly CEO Alan Whitman said. “This is an exciting and important move for Baker Tilly that will help us better serve our local clients as Valued Business Advisors while continuing to grow our national presence.”

Austin is already an important market for Baker Tilly, which has a substantial existing presence in the region. This expansion of a physical office highlights the firm’s commitment to clients doing business in the region and underscores the firm’s strategic growth plans in Texas.   

“We are excited to open our Austin location and have been graciously welcomed by the business community,” Joel Laubenstein, principal and Austin market leader for Baker Tilly, said. “Our goal is to offer our specialized services to the many growing industries in Austin and throughout Texas.”

Baker Tilly will provide the firm’s full breadth of audit, tax and advisory services in a variety of industries, including energy, utilities, real estate, healthcare, financial services, higher education and tribes. The firm plans to continue growing the office to offer additional local industry and service specialization.

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 countries, with 30,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.2 billion.