LSWG is proud to announce their merger with local CPA firm, Scott Blackburn & Associates, LLC.  The merger is part of LSWG’s strategic plan to strengthen its private company practice and expand its presence in the Maryland and Washington, DC, metropolitan area.  The merger, effective December 1, 2017, brings together the experience and leadership of eight principals and a staff of 30 accounting and administrative professionals.

“It’s a great opportunity joining forces with Scott Blackburn & Associates.  The expanded resources and experience will ensure that we continue to thrive by expanding our service offerings to meet the needs of our growing client base,” said Barbara Roman, CPA, co-managing principal of LSWG.  “The services and cultures of our two firms fit together well so we’ll be able to offer a broader range of services to clients, as well as provide greater growth opportunities for our staff,” added Mr. Blackburn.

Scott Blackburn & Associates, LLC, was founded in 2012.  A full-service public accounting firm with a specialization in government contracting consulting, they attribute their growth and success to the value they could add and the personalized service they offered to government contractors, construction companies, and nonprofits.  As a result of the merger, their team of accounting professionals will be relocating to LSWG’s Frederick office later this year.

LSWG was founded in 1965 and has been serving the Frederick, Maryland, and Washington, DC, metropolitan area for over 52 years.  A full service tax, accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Frederick and Rockville, the locally-owned and operated firm offers a full range of advisory services with specialized teams coordinating services to closely held businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, trade associations, and individual clients.  A winner of the Frederick News-Post Best of the Best readers’ choice poll three years in a row, LSWG’s Frederick office is located at 201 Thomas Johnson Drive and can be reached at 301.662.9200, or online at

Announcing the merger of LSWG CPAs and Scott Blackburn & Associates are LSWG principals, Jon C. Holmes, Kevin R. Hessler, Barbara J. Roman, Scott Blackburn, Jennifer P. Clingan, Brian E. Rippeon, and Edmond B. (“Ted”) Gregory. Not present for photo: Eva Webb.

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