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Houlihan, LLP's origins date back to 1952 when James J. Houlihan Sr. returned to hometown Fort Wayne after several years on the audit staff with Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) in Chicago. Starting with a mere one client, he built a firm through steady growth and remained independent until his retirement and sale of the firm in 1989 to two of his sons, James Jr., and Patrick who joined the firm after years working in the Atlanta offices of Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse, respectively.
In over fifty years of practice, the firm has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of our small business clients. However, one thing has remained constant: Our dedication to our clients and our work. We still maintain the same focus as being the business advisor of choice for the small business and individuals we serve throughout this region.
Meet our Principals
James J. Houlihan, Jr., CPA, CVA
Jim is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington and a former associate of the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co., in Atlanta.
Jim is currently a partner in Houlihan, LLP and a principal in Houlihan Asset Management, LLC, a wealth management firm. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst. Areas of expertise include financial and tax planning, valuation of closely held business, succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions.
Jim is married to Ruth Ann and they are raising four children, three of whom are currently away at college. When not preoccupied with college funding strategies, Jim serves numerous local charities, reads a lot and the former Fort Wayne City Champion even steals an occasional round of golf.
Patrick T. Houlihan, CPA, CFE
Pat is another Indiana University graduate and former associate of the accounting firm Price Waterhouse (currently Price WaterhouseCoopers), in Atlanta, where he worked in both the audit and tax departments.
Also a partner in Houlihan, LLP and a principal in Houlihan Asset Management, LLC., Pat specializes in tax and personal financial planning, as well as forensic and fraud accounting. He has earned the CFE (certified fraud examiner) certification from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization.
Pat with his wife, Karen, have a son and two daughters. Like his brothers, he also shares a passion for golf and also sits on the Board of two not-for-profit organizations serving northeast Indiana, Crossroad and Catholic Charities.