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East Lansing accounting firms Warmels & Comstock and Layton & Richardson have agreed to merge with Clark Schaefer Hackett, a top 100 CPA and advisory firm. The merger will take effect July 1.

“We are excited to have Warmels & Comstock and Layton & Richardson join CSH,” CSH President Kerry Roe said in a statement. “Both firms have established practices that exemplify CSH’s mission of bettering the lives of our clients, people and communities. We are looking forward to expanding our reach in Michigan.”

Warmels & Comstock and Layton & Richardson have operated in the Greater Lansing community for more than 50 years. Layton & Richardson will relocate to Warmels & Comstock’s current Coolidge Road office location. This office will grow to include approximately 50 professionals, including four shareholders.

CSH continues to grow through strategic acquisitions. Over the last few years, the firm has acquired Cincinnati-based JD Cloud and Toledo-based LublinSussman Group. In October 2018, CSH acquired Cincinnati-based Definity Partners, a workforce development, training and technology firm.