Crowe welcomes personnel from Saslow Lufkin & Buggy

National firm expands insurance, healthcare and benefit plan services through transaction


CHICAGO (April 30, 2015) - Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the U.S., has reached an agreement with Saslow Lufkin & Buggy, LLP (SLB) to have its partners and professionals join Crowe on July 1. Based in Simsbury, Conn., with an additional office in Burlington, Vt., SLB is an accounting and consulting firm serving clients throughout the country, mainly in the insurance industry. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Established in 1999 by Richard A. Buggy, Glenn D. Saslow and Robert F. Lufkin, SLB is one of the nation's leading providers of accounting, tax and consulting services to the property and casualty insurance industry. The firm, which has 90 professionals, including eight partners, also serves a variety of New England healthcare entities and hospital systems and has a well-developed employee benefit plan practice.

With the addition of clients from SLB, Crowe will nearly triple its number of insurance clients and its insurance industry revenue. These will be the first Crowe locations in Connecticut and Vermont.

“Our goal is always to provide an exceptional client experience and, with SLB personnel joining our team, we're able to enhance our deep specialization in the areas of insurance, healthcare and benefit plans,” said Crowe CEO Jim Powers. 

“Joining Crowe is a great fit with our values and way of doing business,” said Buggy, managing partner of SLB. “Being part of a national firm that is part of an international network will provide our clients with access to broader resources while also providing significant benefit to our personnel through expanded career opportunities.” 

About Crowe Horwath 
Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting, and technology firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 3,000 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 120 countries around the world.


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