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Established in 1946, LaPorte is one of the largest independent accounting and business advisory firms in the region, with over 190 personnel in New Orleans, Houston, Baton Rouge, Covington and Houma.

LaPorte is recognized as a regional firm with national and international capabilities. Since 2002, LaPorte has been a proud member of RSM US Alliance* – a premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms in the United States, with more than 75 members in over 38 states, the Cayman Islands, and Puerto Rico. This affiliation gives us access to a full range of national and international capabilities. As a member of RSM US Alliance, we also have access to the resources of RSM US LLP (formerly McGladrey LLP), a leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. A licensed CPA firm, RSM US LLP is the US member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax, and consulting firms with more than 38,000 people in over 120 countries.

We make RSM US Alliance an integral part of our practice, which translates into quick and easy access to second opinions, lessons learned, best practices, and industry and service leaders throughout the country. Our affiliation with RSM US Alliance gives us the ability to respond to client demands in the same manner as nationally recognized accounting firms.

All audit techniques, specialized internal control review methodology and forms, and audit programs used by our staff are developed by RSM US, which also provides us with technical and regulatory updates.

LaPorte’s professionals are proud of the reputation they have helped build over the years. Examples of local and national recognition include the following:

  • INSIDE Public Accounting has named LaPorte one of the “Top 200 Accounting Firms” for eleven consecutive years (2010-2020).
  • Accountants Media Group, publishers of Accounting Today, included LaPorte among 44 national “Beyond the Top 100: Firms to Watch” and rated LaPorte 11 of 22 on the journal’s “2020 Regional Leaders” among Gulf Coast firms.
  • LaPorte has been named four times to “Best Accounting Firm” list by the New Orleans CityBusiness Reader Rankings poll and is an eleven-time honoree of “Best Places to Work” by New Orleans CityBusiness.
  • LaPorte has been named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top Workplaces – Midsize Employers list for 2016 and 2017.
  • Forbes magazine named LaPorte to the list of “America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms 2020”

As a full-service accounting and business advisory firm, LaPorte continually expands its core services to meet our clients’ changing needs. Our services include the following:

  • Accounting
  • Audit and assurance
  • Business valuation
  • Cost segregation
  • Employee benefit plan services
  • Estate planning
  • Historic tax credit services
  • International tax services
  • Litigation and forensic accounting
  • Risk advisory services
  • Tax services

LaPorte serves clients in most major industries, and its qualifications are enhanced by the deep resources available through RSM US Alliance. The firm’s principal industry groups include construction, energy, financial services, healthcare, hospitality and entertainment, nonprofit, professional services, public sector, and real estate.

*RSM US Alliance is a premier affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms. RSM US Alliance provides its members with access to resources of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). RSM US Alliance members firms are separate and independent businesses and legal entities that are responsible for their own acts and omissions, and each is separate and independent from RSM US LLP. RSM US LLP is the US member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax, and consulting firms. Members of RSM US Alliance have access to RSM International resources through RSM US LLP but are not member firms of RSM International. Visit for more information regarding RSM US LLP and RSM International. The RSM™ logo is used under license by RSM US LLP. RSM US Alliance products and services are proprietary to RSM US LLP.