BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Warren Averett, LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, is pleased to announce that five individuals have been promoted to Members of the Firm.

Lisa Billings serves in the Tax department of the Birmingham office. She focuses her practice on the taxation of pass-through entities in the Firm's Real Estate Division and assists clients in the real estate and private equity arena with strategic planning.

Ann Cotton serves as the Firm Administrator, based in the Birmingham office. She oversees all administrative and operational functions of the Firm. She is also a member of the Firm's Operation Board, an elected board of firm leaders tasked with ensuring efficient, effective and profitable firm operations.

Michael Gold serves in the Tax Department of the Atlanta office. He is an attorney licensed to practice in Georgia, Florida, and Arizona, and he is also a Certified Financial Planner® with a Masters of Taxation. His practice focuses on helping wealthy families and business owners to build, protect and transfer their legacy to the next generation of family or subsequent owners.

Jay Robbins serves in the Tax Department of the Atlanta office. He focuses his practice in the area of tax planning and consulting for hedge funds, private equity funds and other investment partnerships. He also assists high-net worth individuals with tax and financial planning and fiduciary and estate planning.

Justin Russell serves in Warren Averett Asset Management's Birmingham office. His primary responsibilities include developing comprehensive financial plans and managing investment portfolios for his high net worth and foundation clients. He also serves the role of Chief Compliance Officer and sits on the Investment Committee.

"These five individuals have distinguished themselves within the Firm and in their careers," said Jim Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer of Warren Averett. "Beyond their unique competencies, each possesses a deep commitment to the Firm's culture and values. We congratulate them as they progress to this next level in their professional careers."

About Warren Averett

Warren Averett has grown substantially over the last few years to become one of the largest accounting firms in the Southeastern region, ranking among the top 30 firms in the United States. With more than 800 employees and 340 CPAs, Warren Averett offers depth and experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, construction, real estate, aerospace and defense, life sciences and technology, nonprofit and public sector, with services that span beyond audit and tax to include wealth management, staffing and recruiting, technology consulting, financial outsourcing, retirement plan administration and investments. Our 15 office locations include Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Cullman, Anniston, Auburn and Foley, Alabama; Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview and Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and affiliate offices in Houston, Texas and the Cayman Islands. To learn more about our firm visit www.warrenaverett.com.

 

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