Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, Announces The Addition Of Hazlett, Lewis, And Bieter, PLLC

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Donny Luker, managing partner of Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, Atlanta, announced Thursday that Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC signed definitive agreements with the members of Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter, PLLC.  The agreement calls for the admission to M&J all of the members of the Chattanooga based firm.

Mr. Luker stated that, "Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter, PLLC is a proven successful firm that provides quality service to their clients and professional opportunities for their people.  We are proud to move forward with them as a part of the M&J Team.  Together, we have a stronger and broader resource base from which to draw in order to provide services to our clients, and through the market expansion to offer more opportunities for our people and partners." 

As a result of the combinations, M&J will have approximately $46,000,000 in net fees, 45 partners, and approximately 280 people.  The firm's client base will stretch across the southeast and will include a core of entrepreneurial services clients as well as niche practices in not for profit, governmental, healthcare, and financial institutions.  

Mr. Luker further stated that, "The services we offer include a strong focus on traditional areas of audit and tax as well as many specialty areas like litigation support, healthcare reimbursement consulting, and business valuation services." 

Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter, PLLC is made up of partners and employees who have been practicing in the Chattanooga area for 70 years.  Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter, PLLC has approximately 65 partners and staff who serve clients throughout Tennessee and the surrounding area.  The firm of Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter, PLLC has a financial institution and entrepreneurial services client base in both tax and audit, with specialties in technology consulting.  All partners of Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter, PLLC will join M&J.  Warren McEwen, the incoming managing partner of Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter, PLLC will remain as partner in charge of M&J's Chattanooga operations.
Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC will relocate several partners and staff to the Chattanooga area to enhance services capabilities.  These partners and staff specialize in the governmental and banking areas.   

"The combination of our two firms is a cultural, financial, and strategic fit," Mr. Luker stated. 

The transactions are scheduled to close on or before June 1.



Beltone Announces Grand Opening In Hixson

Beltone is celebrating its grand opening for its newest store located at the Walmart Shopping Center, at 5756 Highway 153, Suite 116 in Hixson on  June 8  at 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend. There will be refreshments and snacks after the ceremony.  Officials said, "Come join us for this occasion with the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, and ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute To Host Leadership Luncheon

Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute (CWLI) will host a Leadership Luncheon highlighting the importance of acknowledging mentors in the workplace on  Friday June 5, at The Chattanoogan from  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. One of the themes for 2015: recognizing and acknowledging the importance of mentors – even though our mentors may not look like us. ... (click for more)

Work To Start Later This Year On Major Reworking Of U.S. 27 Downtown; 31 Walls To Be Erected As Cameron Hill Faces More Cuts

Work is set to start later this year on the $80 million reworking of U.S. 27 in downtown Chattanooga. TDOT's Jennifer Flynn said all of the right of way has been acquired and construction bids are tentatively scheduled to be opened in August.  The 1.4-mile project includes U.S. 27 from I-24 to south of the Olgiati Bridge.  Work was completed earlier this year ... (click for more)

2 Hurt At Soddy Daisy In Train/Car Accident

Two people were hurt in a train and car accident in Soddy Daisy. More information will follow as it becomes available.   (click for more)

Erlanger Electronic Medical Records Purchase Doesn't Add Up - And Response (2)

Erlanger has recently announced their decision to purchase a $100,000,000 Electronic Health Information System. Something smells. Erlanger's downtown campus has 760 licensed beds, according to hospital-data. That would equate to $131,578 per bed for this system (now that's a lot of ipads). Please re-read that simple math. I use to manage an Electric Medication Administration ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: City Limits Worry Dogs, Cats

If you are a dog or a cat in the Chattanooga area, it is very important to know exactly where the city limits are. You need to know that if a stray animal is rescued in the city, it is taken to one of the finest animal shelters in all of America. But if the errant pooch or tabby is found in Hamilton County – outside the city limits -- it is taken to arguably the worst animal facility ... (click for more)