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Our Partners

 

Allen W. Fehnel, CPA

Al has been with the firm since 1980.  He has considerable expertise and experience in all areas of tax and accounting, including estate tax and financial planning.  Al graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1975.  After graduation he worked with one of the then national Big Six firms prior to joining MSFB.  He is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council.  Over the years, Al has served the boards of several local non-profit organizations.  In addition, Al is a licensed NASD Series 7 General Securities Representative and holds a Texas Department of Insurance General Lines Agent License.  Al is a registered representative with J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC and a partner of our sister firm, MSF Financial Advisors, LLP.

 

Chris W. Busch, CPA

Chris joined MSFB in 1993.  He has vast experience with estate tax and financial planning as well as all other areas of tax and accounting.  Chris received both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from University of Texas at Arlington in 1976 and 1980, respectively, and has been practicing public accounting since 1984.  He is a member and past president of the Southeast Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council.  Chris is actively involved in the community and professional organizations, serving several boards and offices throughout Southeast Texas.  In addition, Chris is a licensed NASD Series 7 General Securities Representative and holds a Texas Department of Insurance General Lines Agent License.  Chris is a registered representative with J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC and a partner of our sister firm, MSF Financial Advisors, LLP.

 

Brian McClelland, CPA

Brian has been with the firm since 2001.  He has a wide range of experience in the fields of cost accounting, auditing, and financial reporting as well as all other areas of tax and accounting.  Brian received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Lamar University in 1989.  He is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council.  Brian also supports the community by serving on the boards of local non-profit organizations.  In addition, Brian is a licensed NASD Series 7 General Securities Representative and holds a Texas Department of Insurance General Lines Agent License.  Brian is a registered representative with J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC and a partner of our sister firm, MSF Financial Advisors, LLP.

 

Kelly J. Laabs, CPA

Kelly joined the firm as audit manager in 2011.  She has extensive knowledge and experience in auditing, internal control, and financial reporting.  Kelly graduated with honors from Southwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics in 2003.  She began her career with one of the Big Four accounting organizations where she served as audit manager before going to work for a large international corporation as senior financial specialist.  Kelly is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.