Professional Services

Services for Professional Services Companies

Audit & Attestation

  • Audit, Review and Compilation of Financial Statements
  • Employee Benefit Plan (401k) Audits

Tax Planning & Preparation

  •  Federal/State Tax Planning and Compliance for Corporations and Partnerships
  • Entity Structure Analysis
  • Individual Tax Planning & Compliance
  • Gift & Estate Planning
  • State and Local Tax (SALT) 

Business Advisory

Forensic Accounting

  • Accounting Controversy Matters
  • Expert Testimony

How We Can Assist with Current Professional Services Accounting & Tax Issues

Acquisition & Divestiture

Aging baby boomers who are shareholders in professional services firms are more frequently contemplating A&D activities, which can be time consuming, expensive, and a distraction from serving your own clients.

How to prepare: From valuations to tax planning and operational improvement, Briggs & Veselka Acquisition & Divestiture professionals bring industry and transaction knowledge to mergers or acquisitions in professional services, either from a buyer or seller standpoint. For more information, contact Jason Sharp at

Cost Management for Internal Financial Functions

Billing, month-end closings, and reports for lenders can place burdens on your existing finance and accounting staff and impede the cash flow of your operations.

How to prepare: Briggs & Veselka’s Outsourced Accounting Services provides budget flexibility and control when you require interim support of full back office accounting functions. For more information, contact Terry Sherrill at

Accounting Controversy

When accounting firms are involved with lawsuits, they often require independent expert investigation and oftentimes, testimony of findings.

How to prepare: Our professionals have a unique combination of skills:  decades of peer review experience; SEC registrant experience; testifying experience; and a focus on the middle market.  This combination can be effective and credibility in firm defense work related to accounting lawsuits. For more information, contact Sheila Enriquez at

Employee Benefit Plan Compliance

The Department of Labor (DOL) requires many defined benefit plans to have an annual audit, which can be time consuming and costly, even for a plan with fewer than 1000 employees.

How to Prepare: Briggs & Veselka’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit group is in the top 1% of all accounting firms in terms of the number of plans audited; we are recognized as thought leaders in the area and offer reasonable rate structure uniquely suited for middle market professional services firms. For more information, contact Meresa Morgan at

Organizations We Serve

  • Law Firms and Their Partners
  • Medical Practices and Physicians
  • Engineering Companies
  • Architectural Firms and Their Partners
  • Title Companies
  • Employee Benefit Consulting Firms
  • Financial Planning Service Providers
  • Other CPA firms
  • Professional Service Recruiting Firms

Sheila Enriquez

Audit Shareholder, CPA, CFF, CVA, JD


Laura Freudenberger

Audit Shareholder, CPA 713-353-1916


Kevin Lovins

Tax Shareholder, CPA


Terry Sherrill

Business Advisory Shareholder, CPA


Fast Facts

  • The firm serves a variety of professional organizations from AMLAW 100 firms to major medical practices in Texas with a variety of outsourced or co-sourced services
  • Especially attuned to the interaction between corporate and personal tax planning and compliance unique to most professional service firms
  • The fact we are hired by other accounting firms speaks to the integrity of our people and our work product
  • Our active peer review process within the accounting industry demonstrates a high level of knowledge and respect among our professional services peers