Lurie, LLP adds Hagen Palen & Co, CPAs, PA to the Lurie family

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Lurie, LLP, a leading Twin Cities public accounting firm, adds Hagen Palen & Co, CPAs, PA (Hagen Palen) effective February 9, 2018 to the Lurie family.

“We are excited to welcome the employees, clients and friends of Hagen Palen into our firm,” said Beth Kieffer Leonard, Managing Partner of Lurie. “Over the past 78 years, we have been strategic about our firm’s growth and identifying opportunities that position us properly for the future. This expansion of our geographic footprint allows us to continue to provide great service to our clients in this region along with the clients of Hagen Palen that they have served for years.”

Lurie is one of the top accounting firms in the Twin Cities and one of the top 120 nationally. Lurie professionals provide a full range of compliance and advisory services, including tax planning, assurance services, wealth management, retirement plan design and administration, technology consulting, accounting and payroll tax outsourcing, and transaction planning.

“As a result of this combination, our combined practice will have access to a larger pool of technical skills in tax planning, accounting and auditing, as well as additional business management, financial and consulting services,” said Jim Hagen of Hagen Palen.

Hagen Palen is a certified public accounting firm which has provided audit, tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals in the greater Southwest Florida area, including Fort Myers and Naples, since 1979. As of the effective date, Hagen Palen will operate under the Lurie name.

“We have a shared focus in delivering the highest level of personalized service and professionalism to our clients. With the addition of Lurie’s depth of service and expertise, we are now able to better serve our client’s growing needs and future growth opportunities,” added Howard Palen of Hagen Palen.

With the addition of Hagen Palen, Lurie will now have over 160 employees with office locations in Minneapolis and Fort Myers.

About Lurie

Founded in 1940, Lurie, LLP is a prominent CPA & Advisory firm providing accounting, audit, tax planning, and advisory services to privately held and family businesses, as well as individuals. With more than 160 employees, offices in Minnesota and Southwest Florida, and membership in Moore Stephens North America, Lurie has the ability to serve clients across the United States and hundreds of countries worldwide. To learn more visit: or follow on Twitter: @LurieLLP.

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