MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.- Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP (LBL), a leading Twin Cities accounting, tax and consulting firm, recently announced that Dan Utz, CPA, has been admitted as a partner.

After 12 years as an assurance and advisory senior manager with a Big 4 accounting firm, Utz came to LBL in December 2012. Previously, he managed audits of domestic companies and their foreign subsidiaries. His industry specialties include manufacturing, consumer services, distribution, transportation and hospitality, owned by private equity groups, venture capital firms, and families.

Utz graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

"We are exceptionally pleased to have Dan join our partner group," said Beth Kieffer Leonard, managing partner of LBL. "Dan brings a combination of talent, experience and leadership skills our clients look to us for as they pursue their regional, national and international business objectives."

Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP, is a prominent Twin Cities CPA firm providing accounting, audit, tax and consulting services to companies and individuals. Founded in 1940, the firm has more than 120 employees. LBL is a founding member of the Leading Edge Alliance, the second largest international association of independent CPA firms with more than 180 firms in 100 countries.   

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