Hannis T. Bourgeois Elects New Partners

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Hannis T. Bourgeois LLP is proud to announce they have named Derek W. Foret and Mukti J. Patel Partners of the firm effective January 1, 2021. “These individuals make a positive impact on our clients, our people and our communities. They demonstrate a deep commitment to the development and growth of the firm,” said Managing Partner, Jay Montalbano. “We are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success.”

Derek W. Foret, CPA, provides assurance and consulting services to a broad range of companies including many in the construction industry. Derek has experience serving both public and private companies including work with capital markets on public offerings and acquisitions. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge, and Associated Builders and Contractors. Derek is also a recent graduate of Baton Rouge Business Report’s 2020 Leadership Academy.  He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.

Mukti J. Patel, CPA, has over 16 years of experience providing comprehensive tax planning and compliance services to businesses and individuals. Her practice has an emphasis on construction and small businesses.  She is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Associated Builders and Contractors, and Construction Financial Management Association. Ms. Patel was LCPA’s 2020 Women to Watch Emerging Leader award recipient.  She holds an M.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.