Dezan Shira & KLR Announce Joint China Advisory Services for New England

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Sept. 10 – Dezan Shira & Associates (Dezan Shira) and KLR (Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.), one of New England’s largest CPA and business consulting firms, announce a joint services agreement, whereby the two firms have agreed to cooperate and exchange office space. The two firms will serve both regions to deliver China-based accounting, tax, and consulting solutions to companies in the New England marketplace, as well as encourage inbound Asian investment into the New England region.

The exchange of office space allows KLR a presence in China and Dezan Shira a presence in Boston and Providence to better serve New England businesses.

This relationship demonstrates Dezan Shira’s commitment to providing immediate, real-time assistance to its clients in New England. Concurrently, KLR’s relationship with Dezan Shira is a reflection of KLR’s commitment to continuously serve the needs of its clients and this growing market. Together, Dezan Shira and KLR will be able to provide enhanced value to clients executing a China-based strategy.

“For over 20 years now, approximately 50 percent of Dezan Shira & Associates’ clients in Asia have originated from the United States,” comments Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Founding Partner of Dezan Shira & Associates. “We continue to work with both the U.S. government and the private sector to increase U.S. trade with Asia, and we are delighted that our already strong relationship with KLR in Boston has developed into this mutually beneficial partnership. We look forward to working with Paul and his team in assisting U.S. companies profit from their trade relationships throughout Asia.”

“We have always been well positioned to provide international tax services and now we are bringing even more value to our clients by adding the experience of the Dezan Shira team,” says Paul Oliveira, Shareholder and Director of Tax Services. “We not only possess the technical expertise but we are also well versed in both cultures and languages.”

The two firms will jointly cooperate to provide services to New England based companies who are doing business in China and Hong Kong. The firms will work together on joint marketing and education efforts in the New England region.

Trade Demographics: New England & Asia


Chris Devonshire-Ellis will be visiting the United States during October and November and will be available for private one-on-one meetings to discuss matters of trade and foreign investment in China, India and emerging Asia. He will be visiting Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco & Seattle. If you would like the opportunity to meet with Chris please email Jessica Tou at to discuss availability and arrange suitable dates and times.

About Dezan Shira & Associates
Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia. Since its establishment in 1992, the firm has grown into one of Asia’s most versatile full-service consultancies with operational offices across China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Vietnam.

About KLR
KLR is one of the largest full-service CPA and business consulting firms in New England and is ranked amongst the Top 100 firms in the United States. From five offices, Boston, Cambridge, Newport, Providence & Waltham, the 190-person firm provides assurance, tax, and consulting services to private and publicly-held companies throughout the United States and abroad. KLR is a premier provider of international tax services to middle market companies and works with both foreign-based companies moving to the U.S. market as well as domestic companies that do business around the world.

About the Leading Edge Alliance
KLR and Dezan Shira are members of the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), one of the largest international professional associations of independently-owned accounting and consulting firms. LEA Global firms operate from more than 450 offices in over 100 countries, giving clients of LEA Global firms access to the knowledge, skills and experience of more than 2,175 partners and 25,459 staff members.