Minneapolis, Minn.- Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP (LBL), a leading Twin Cities public accounting firm, recently announced that Greg Flannigan, CPA and Jennifer McNeal, CPA have been admitted as partners.

"We are exceptionally pleased to have Greg and Jennifer join our talented partner group," said Beth Kieffer Leonard, managing partner of LBL. "Their unique combination of energy, technical expertise and leadership skills are perfect to serve our clients in our next 75 years."

Flannigan brings over 16 years of both national and Big 4 public accounting experience in the areas of Federal, state, and international tax compliance and planning, as well as financial statement accounting for income taxes. His practice focuses on serving smaller and middle market, closely held businesses in a variety of industries, as well as individual taxation. Flannigan is the firm's lead in the delivery of tax specialty services such as ASC 740, accounting methods and periods, R&D credits and tangible property regulation compliance and consulting. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and his Master of Science in Taxation from the University of South Florida. He joined the firm in October 2012, and is an active member of the Minneapolis Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

McNeal has over 17 years of experience in public accounting. She brings multiple levels of accounting and audit expertise to both public and private companies. She has helped several businesses navigate through the process of transitioning from a private to a public company, through the means of an IPO. Prior to joining LBL in May 2009, she worked as a manager at a large regional public accounting firm. McNeal earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. She is member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Founded in 1940, Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP is a prominent Twin Cities CPA firm providing accounting, audit, tax and advisory services to companies and individuals. The firm has more than 120 employees and 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.