EY acquires boutique firm Kling & Pathak
Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has announced that the professionals of Kling & Pathak LLP (K&P) have joined EY in Irvine, California. This team expands EY’s tax resources in Southern California and beyond.
“EY is committed to investing organically and through strategic acquisitions in key areas for Tax. The addition of Kling & Pathak will help us deliver exceptional service to our corporate and high-net-worth clients,” said Marna Ricker, EY Americas Vice Chair of Tax Services. “We are especially pleased to welcome Nitai Pathak, an EY alumnus, back to our firm, accompanied by leaders Greg Kling, Art De Jong and the members of their firm’s talented and experienced team.”
The professionals at K&P provide a broad range of tax and professional services to clients, including tax planning and compliance. The firm’s leadership made the decision to join EY and provide their clients expanded services around the globe.
“Having previously worked at EY, I know that the organization’s professionals are trusted business advisors to their clients, which is completely in line with our culture at Kling & Pathak,” said Nitai Pathak. “Both firms focus on exceptional client service and the development and support of their people.”
“We are looking forward to the incredible opportunities the EY organization provides, as well as access to EY’s leading-edge technology,” added Greg Kling.
“We’re excited to join an organization that can provide a full range of tax services to our growing client base,” said Art De Jong. “Changing tax laws and globalization mean that our clients are experiencing increased complexity and have greater tax needs. As part of the EY team, we can offer clients broader insights and long-term support.”
“Orange County is a vibrant, entrepreneurial community with numerous fast-growing, family-owned and innovative enterprises,” said Kim Letch, EY Office Managing Partner for Orange County. “The K&P partners and professionals have enjoyed great success serving this important market, and we are very excited to have them join our team in Irvine. This is an important and strategic investment in Orange County and our future growth.