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MGO Acquires Moreland & Associates, Inc.

Sacramento, CA (April 9, 2008) – Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP (MGO), a statewide certified public accounting and management consulting firm headquartered in Sacramento, has acquired public accounting and temporary services firm Moreland & Associates, Inc. (Moreland). Moreland has provided public accounting, consulting, temporary personnel and training services to California governments and nonprofit organizations for 30 years.

Joining forces with Moreland allows MGO to serve southern California clients more efficiently through Newport Beach and San Marcos locations, and to expand its service offering with the addition of temporary services.

“Moreland’s long-standing service to governments and its reputation for quality are a great fit for our organization,” said MGO Managing Partner Kevin O’Connell. “Additionally, we are supporting our corporate services expansion strategy and better positioned to provide hands-on service to existing Orange and San Diego County clients.”

“MGO is a leader in California and is experiencing record growth. We saw a huge opportunity in joining forces,” said Michael Moreland, Founder and Managing Partner of Moreland & Associates, Inc.

“Having the Moreland professionals on board in addition to our newest Tax Partner, Tom Forbes, means we’ll serve more southern California clients more efficiently,” said MGO Senior Tax Partner, Jan Rosati.

Michael Moreland established Moreland & Associates, Inc. in 1978. An expert in governmental accounting, he was the only CPA practitioner in California to be a member of the GASB Task Force on the new reporting model, which resulted in the issuance of GASB Statement No. 34. Mr. Moreland has also been active in the California Society of CPAs and the California Committee on Municipal Accounting. Moreland & Associates, Inc. has over 60 employees providing services in financial and compliance auditing, accounting, temporary personnel, consulting and training.

About Macias Gini & O’Connell
Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP (MGO), founded in 1987, is a certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Sacramento with 6 offices throughout California. The firm offers a diverse array of professional services and is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. MGO was ranked the 29th fastest growing CPA firm in the nation as well as one of the Top 25 Accounting firms in the greater Sacramento region, where it is headquartered, and the East Bay region of San Francisco. Additionally, MGO ranks in the top 50 largest firms in the greater Los Angeles and greater San Francisco Bay areas.