(Warwick, Rhode Island) – January 2, 2018 – Arthur “Art” Lambi, Jr., CPA, MST, a 30 plus year veteran of public accounting, this week announced he will be joining DiSanto, Priest & Co, as a partner. Art’s addition to the team, which became official on January 1, 2018, serves to further strengthen DiSanto, Priest & Co.’s depth of experienced professionals – making it one of the largest New England accounting firms headquartered in Rhode Island with offices in both Warwick and Wakefield, Rhode Island.

“We are excited to have such a highly experienced and talented professional as Art join our team. His addition to DiSanto, Priest & Co. strengthens our tax and business advisory expertise,” Emilio Colapietro, the Managing Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co. said. “Art is recognized as one of Rhode Island’s most reputable Certified Public Accountants. Prior to founding and operating his own public accounting firm, Arthur Lambi & Associates, for the last 25 years, Art worked with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young, as well as another local firm. Throughout his professional career, he has continuously offered his tax and financial expertise to both local businesses and business owners. Art has also gained the respect of fellow accounting professionals by serving as a past President of the Rhode Island Society of CPA’s and offering his expertise in a variety of public forums, including television, radio, and numerous local publications.” Further, Emilio stated, “As a former small business owner himself, Art brings with him an entrepreneurial perspective to providing professional accounting and tax services to Southern New England’s family-owned businesses and their owners.”

In arriving at the decision to join DiSanto, Priest & Co., Art stated: “DiSanto, Priest & Co. has an exceptional 50+ year history of servicing family-owned businesses and preserving wealth for the families that own them. They also have a plan for the firm’s future, ensuring sustainability for clients and the firm’s valued employees. With an employee retention rate that is among the highest in the country for a firm of its size, it became very clear to me that DiSanto, Priest & Co. has worked diligently to create a culture that attracts, trains, and retains some of the most talented team members in New England. I believe that it is this culture, the firm’s people, and its strong ethical values, that provide the foundation for exceptional client service.”

DiSanto, Priest & Co. serves as business advisors for today’s leading privately held companies, with teams dedicated to serving the manufacturing, distribution, retail, real estate, construction, professional services and technology industries. As a firm purposely built to serve privately held businesses, it provides the full array of tax planning, tax compliance and wealth advisory services to the owner-operators of those closely held entities. Learn more at DiSantoPriest.com.