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BlumShapiro Elects Westport Resident James Krouse as Partner

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BlumShapiro, the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has announced the election of a new partner, James. J. Krouse, CPA, MST.

Krouse is a partner in BlumShapiro’s Tax Department in Shelton, Connecticut.  He joined the firm in 2017 from Grant Thornton, where he served as tax director. Krouse has over 20 years of experience, serving clients in multiple industries, including privately held businesses, high net worth individuals and family offices.  Krouse is well versed in assisting clients with tax controversies, specialized transactions and estate, gifts and charitable wealth planning.

“James is a strategic and results-driven tax partner who at the same times invests in his clients’ needs to deepen his understanding of their business and personal needs,” said Joseph A. Kask, chief executive officer of BlumShapiro.  “James is a great example of the passion we bring to unlock the potential of all our clients.”

“James continues to be a valuable member of the BlumShapiro team in Shelton.  Equally important, he is a mentor to many in our firm who value his experience and know-how in serving our customers day in and day out,” said Jay. A Sattler, CPA, MST, managing partner – tax services at BlumShapiro.

Krouse is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Krouse received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Washington State University and his Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

He is a resident of Westport, Connecticut.

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