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Greenville, SC, United States, 2013/02/05 - Scott and Company LLC, one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing CPA and consulting firms, has merged in Columbia-based Lowrance Cooper and named Sandy Cooper a member of Scott and Company - ScottandCo.com.
Columbia tax firm Lowrance Cooper and Company has merged into fast-growing Scott and Company LLC, one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing CPA and consulting firms, and firm principal Sandy Cooper has been named a member of Scott and Company.
The Devine Street operations of the former Lowrance Cooper firm will be consolidated immediately at Scott and Company’s state-of-the-art offices at 1441 Main Street, Suite 800 in Columbia. Scott and Company also operates a second office in Greenville, South Carolina. All members of the former Lowrance Cooper firm will join Scott and Company as part of the transaction.
In announcing the merger, Don Mobley, managing member of Scott and Company, noted: "All of us at Scott and Company are extremely pleased to welcome Sandy and the professionals of Lowrance Cooper and the outstanding clients they serve to our firm. We know them through business and civic circles, and are excited to work together to continue providing clients with the exceptional service and technical expertise that a strong regional firm like Scott and Company can provide."
“Our desire has always been to provide exceptional tax and accounting services to clients," noted Ms. Cooper. "As we explored this opportunity, we realized that our firms had extraordinarily similar goals and could benefit from working as a team. We have the highest degree of respect for one another due to our compatible business approaches, we look forward to contributing to the success of the combined firm, and are excited about how the expanded depth and talents of Scott and Company will benefit our clients."
A native of Chapin, SC, Ms. Cooper has more than 20 years of experience dealing with corporate and partnership taxation issues, with particularly deep expertise serving auto dealerships, law firms, insurance agencies and non-profit entities, as well as individual clients. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Columbia College, and previously owned her own firm before joining Lowrance Cooper and Company in 2005.
A Certified Public Accountant in South Carolina, Ms. Cooper is an active member of both the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is active on the Board of The Nurturing Center and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia.
Scott and Company, LLC (scottandco.com) provides a comprehensive range of tax, assurance, small business and specialized consulting services to clients across the Southeast. With clients ranging from individuals to multi-state and international organizations, the firm has particularly deep expertise in serving closely-held businesses and their owners, as well as leaders in the healthcare, real estate, government, manufacturing, professional services and non-profit arenas. The firm is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, providing talent and resources to clients through a network of thousands of skilled professionals, 400 independent alliance firm locations domestically, and in more than 100 countries around the globe.