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THE IPA INSIDER E-NEWS UPDATE 

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IPA SPOTLIGHT
Dan Gardiner
CEO, MP Elect
Postlethwaite & Netterville 
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August 31, 2017
THE 2017 BEST OF THE BEST FIRMS UNVEILED
In 2017, 587 firms were eligible for this accolade by participating in IPA's 27th Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms. The IPA Best of the Best firms are scattered across the U.S. and Canada and come in all sizes - from 27 employees to 2,615. Two-thirds of the Best of the Best firms appeared on the list in 2016, demonstrating an impressive commitment to excellence and sustainability.
 
 
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The analysis and key metrics of the  Best of the Best firms , along with the Fastest-Growing firms are all highlighted in the September issue of IPA.
 
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TWO IPA 100 FIRMS COMBINE
  

Moss Adams + Hein: A Strategy for Success in the West
 
Seattle-based Moss Adams (FY16 net revenue of $527 million) acquired IPA 100 firm, Denver-based Hein & Associates (FY16 net revenue of $61 million).  
IPA POLL RESULTS
A poll of more than 100 CPA firm leaders conducted by IPA reveals that the clear majority are bullish on hiring professional staff and increasing the equity partner group, at least in the short term, by 2019.

When it comes to the number of equity partners in 2019, firm leaders predicted a greater decrease than that of professional staff. O verall, 22% projected a decrease of up to 15%. Firms in the $30 million to $50 million range predict the biggest decrease in equity partners, with 22% planning to see a drop of 1% to 5%, and 22% predicting a decrease of between 6% and 15%.
 
More information will be highlighted in the upcoming issues of the IPA newsletter.
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New federal rules relating to partnerships and limited liability companies have prompted law firms to warn their clients to prepare for a possible IRS audit by reviewing and amending governing documents and designating a partnership representative. 

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