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Long-Standing CPA Firms Kobayashi, Kanetoku, Doi, Lum & Yasuda and Freitas & Saito Announce Merger

Rodney Saito & Dick Freitas

Merger to Expand New Firm’s Scope of Services and Specialties

One of Hawaii’s largest CPA firms has announced a merger with well-known tax and small business accounting specialists Freitas & Saito this month. Combining the specialty areas of the two organizations, the new combined firm offers a full range of accounting, payroll, financial planning and tax services and many years of certified experience. The new firm will operate under the name Kobayashi, Kanetoku, Doi, Lum & Yasuda, with a staff of 50 CPAs and administrative employees.

“We have always taken pride in our client relationships, and the Freitas & Saito team understands the significance of those relationships and the importance of individualized attention to clients’ needs,” said KKDLY founding partner Alan Kobayashi. “Their philosophy of mutual respect and collaboration, coupled with their professionalism and technical proficiency, makes this partnership an outstanding fit.”

“KKDLY has a sterling reputation in Hawaii’s business community, and both our firms have similar approaches to doing business,” says Dick Freitas, founding partner at Freitas & Saito. “We value the client relationships we’ve fostered since we opened our firm six years ago, and we are pleased to be able to offer our clients an even greater depth of knowledge and expertise by combining our teams.”

The newly formed firm is currently seeking office space to accommodate its expanded staff and operations. KKDLY and Freitas & Saito’s existing offices are both located in downtown Honolulu.

Founded in 1990, KKDLY offers a wide range of services including Accounting; Audits, Review, and Compilations; Bookkeeping/Write-Up; Financial Statements; Financial Forecasts and Projections; Tax Services; Tax Planning and Preparation; IRS Representation; Payroll Services; Estate and Trust Tax Preparation; Accounting Software Selection and Implementation; Business Succession Planning; Estate Planning; Financial Planning; Retirement Planning; Business Consulting; Pension and Profit Sharing Plans; Investment Review; and Business Entity Selection.

KKDLY is a member of the BDO Seidman Alliance. BDO is the world’s fifth largest international accounting and consulting network. KKDLY’s offices are currently located at 745 Fort Street, Suite 1915, in downtown Honolulu. For more information, visit its website at www.kdlcpa.com.

Freitas & Saito is a private firm established in 2005 by veteran CPAs Dick Freitas and Rodney Saito. Freitas and Saito each have more than 20 years in the accounting industry, and the firm’s service offering comprises Accounting Services; Bookkeeping/Write-Up; Business Entity Selection Buying & Selling Businesses; Reviews & Compilations; International Taxation; IRS Representation; Tax Planning & Preparation; and Tax Services. Prior to founding Freitas & Saito, both founding partners were with CPA firm Hedberg Freitas King & Tom. To learn more, visit www.fscpas.biz.


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