Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Patterson & Kelly P.A. Announces Merger with First State CPAs LLC

Prepared July 23, 2010 for immediate release:

Dover: John P. Kelly CPA has announced that, effective August 31, his firm of Patterson & Kelly P.A. will be joining forces with First State CPAs LLC. The combined firm will locate its offices at 18 South State Street in Dover and will retain the name First State CPAs LLC. The new partnership of John P. Kelly CPA, Ronald J. Pryor CPA, and Kathleen A. Sarchett CPA will be able to offer clients the benefit of a combined 50 years of experience in public accounting. First State CPAs LLC is also home to staff accountants Alexis Lynn and Matilda Troyer - each with nearly 5 years of experience.

According to Kelly, this union will enable the long-time colleagues to take advantage of each others’ expertise. “There are so many new tax laws and issues facing individuals and business owners in the down economy. It is becoming more and more difficult for CPAs to be able to provide expert advice in every area without working as a team.” Ron Pryor agreed and added that: “Each of us brings different strengths, interests, and community relationships to the table. The benefits of this coalition are exponential.” The principals plan to expand the firm’s footprint and they share the goal of developing a firm equipped to serve future generations of clients. “We integrate new technology soon after it emerges in order to make utilizing our services increasingly convenient for busy people,” stated Sarchett. “Our job is to make each client’s life less taxing.”

First State CPAs will continue providing small businesses, not-for-profits, and individuals with accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and strategic tax planning services. In addition to being Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisors, staff specializations include: neighboring state tax filings (sales, franchise, payroll, income), reviews for bonding or grant compliance, and fiduciary/estate tax returns. The firm welcomes new clients year-round. First State CPAs LLC is open weekdays or by appointment and also offers telephone consultations. For more information please call 302-736-6657 or find the firm on the web at or