Baker Newman Noyes Names Two New Principals

Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), a nationally recognized, top 100 tax, assurance, and advisory firm, has announced the promotions of Denis Houle and Josh Lapierre to principal. Houle has been promoted in the firm’s healthcare advisory group and Lapierre in BNN’s tax practice. Both are based at the firm’s Portland, Maine headquarters.

“It is my privilege to recognize the accomplishments of both Denis and Josh, who are trusted leaders that have played integral roles in the firm’s success over the last decade,” said Dayton Benway, managing principal at BNN. “Each continues to enhance our client services capabilities above and beyond industry standards and will help us achieve our goals, and the goals of our clients, in 2021 and beyond.”

Houle has worked in the firm’s healthcare advisory group for more than 23 years, serving clients in the healthcare industry across the continuum of care. The depth of Houle’s experience with critical access hospital clients has made him a recognized expert in the healthcare industry throughout New England.

“The BNN team develops innovative, tailored strategies that enable our valued clients across New England to excel,” Houle said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to use my experience, in collaboration with the superior talents and resources at BNN, to continue supporting the goals of our clients and build upon our ongoing success.”

Lapierre has spent his career serving a wide range of clients including those with U.S. and international operations, passive and active ownerships, and multi-generational family business and partnership structures. He provides exceptional tax advisory, consulting, planning, and compliance services for businesses and their ownership groups, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, tax structuring, and due diligence. He works primarily with commercial businesses, including in the real estate and construction, manufacturing and distribution, hospitality, and retail industries.

“Helping clients achieve their tax planning goals is my passion, and our team at BNN is second to none in providing those clients with timely advice and effective solutions,” Lapierre said. “I look forward to continuing to strengthen our practice and enhance our client services capabilities in this new role, alongside my talented colleagues.”