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Jackson Thornton Expands to Include Brantley, Boucher & Farr LLP

September 2, 2016

Montgomery, Alabama – September 1, 2016 – Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Auburn/Opelika-based Brantley, Boucher & Farr LLP will join the firm, effective September 2, 2016. This addition brings Jackson Thornton to more than 200 employees, serving clients from six offices in Alabama and Tennessee.

Jackson Thornton, founded in 1919, has consistently appeared on Accounting Today’s ”Firms to Watch” list and is ranked 8th on Accounting Today’s 2016 Regional Leaders list for “Top Firms in the Gulf Coast Region”. The merger will offer Brantley, Boucher & Farr’s (BB&F) clients expanded depth of services while maintaining the personalized service for which the firm is known. BB&F was founded in 1959 by Woodham W. Cauley and serves clients throughout East Alabama and West Georgia.

“The addition of BB&F to the Jackson Thornton family gives our existing clients in East Alabama even greater access to our professionals and services,” said Ned Sheffield, president and managing principal of Jackson Thornton. “At the same time, it gives our new clients a depth of experience and resources they haven’t had before. The people they know and trust are now backed by several teams of people offering a diverse array of expertise. We’re excited about this expansion and believe that this is a natural fit for both firms.”

“Joining Jackson Thornton puts us in a great position to expand and help our clients achieve their goals,” said Steve Boucher, managing partner of Brantley, Boucher & Farr. “Our mission has always been to develop client relationships based on trust and personal attention. Jackson Thornton has the same philosophy, while providing hundreds of years of collective experience, and we look forward to enhancing our practice together.”

About Jackson Thornton

Founded in 1919, Jackson Thornton is a certified public accounting and consulting firm with more than 200 professionals and associates in six offices located in Alabama and Tennessee. In addition to accounting services, the firm offers wealth management, strategic planning, business consulting services, technology consulting, and specialized industry services. Learn more at