Hill, Barth & King Adds to NJ Presence

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Just one month after establishing a NJ presence, Hill, Barth & King LLC® (HbK) is pleased to announce Patrick Schlagel, CPA as our newest team member in the New Jersey office.

This announcement comes on the heels of HbK’s merger with Bartolomei Pucciarelli LLC (BP) on November 1.

"I’m excited to bring my CPA practice to HbK because it is a top 100 CPA firm dedicated to meeting and exceeding customer expectations and they are keenly focused on enhancing the overall client experience. This is precisely what I’ve dedicated my career to doing," said Schlagel, who officially joined the HbK family on December 2, 2013.

"For years, I have made it my mission to give my clients the utmost in personalized service and to pay close attention to their individualized needs and preferences. Now, as part of HbK, I can increase the scope of services offered while maintaining the dedication to detail and customized care they have been accustomed to receiving," said Schlagel.

"What we saw in Patrick was what we hold out as our own mantra: a firm offering proactive tax and accounting services along with tailored advisory services, all delivered with uncommon support. It’s the compassion factor combined with the technical expertise that makes all the difference," said Jim Bartolomei, the Principal-in-Charge of HbK’s Lawrenceville office. "We knew that this respected local advisor was an ideal fit for our ever-growing firm family."

Bartolomei said the NJ office recently became part of the HbK firm family for the same reason, noting that HbK plans to grow its NJ presence "through organic growth and mergers of like-minded firms or practitioners".

"HbK and BP recently joined forces to build a meaningful presence in the New Jersey market; we are delighted to have Patrick be a part of that growth plan. We look forward to offering HbK’s multitude of services to existing and new clients in the New Jersey Market," said Christopher Allegretti, CPA and CEO/Managing Principal of the HbK family of firms.

"Welcoming Patrick to the fold just increases our capacity to do what we do best, serve clients holistically and with passion to help them achieve their goals," Allegretti said.

Patrick Schlagel began his accounting career in 1988 working part-time for a small firm while he was still an undergraduate accounting major. Upon his 1992 graduation from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, he joined a larger regional CPA firm as a staff accountant in its Princeton, NJ office. After accumulating many years’ worth of experience in accounting, auditing and business advisory services, he followed his passion to interact on a more personal level with his client base and opted to become a Junior Partner with a smaller CPA firm in 1994. There, he honed his expertise as a small business and estate taxation specialist working directly with business owners. Four years later, he began his own practice in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey and has spent the years since focusing on perfecting his accounting and consulting services. Schlagel is a member of the following organizations: the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Tax Preparers and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.

LAST UPDATED 12/9/2013