Thomas Magnor

Tom Magnor, CPA, is a tax partner, who works with owners of closely held businesses to minimize tax liabilities and navigate the complex and ever-changing federal and state income tax laws. Tom assists clients by managing their income tax compliance and tax planning needs so they can focus their time on providing value to their …

Thomas Powers

Thomas M. Powers, CPA, is a partner with over 30 years of experience specializing in audit, review, and compilation solutions as well as employee benefit plan services. Tom joined the firm when Freyberg, Hinkle, Ashland, Powers & Stowell, a public accounting firm offering accounting, audit, tax compliance and planning, and employee benefit plan services, was …

James Ashland

James M. Ashland, CPA, is a partner with over 40 years of experience providing clients with expert accounting, auditing, and consulting services. Jim joined Sikich when Freyberg, Hinkle, Ashland, Powers & Stowell, a public accounting firm offering accounting, audit, tax compliance and planning, and employee benefit plan services, was acquired by the firm in 2019. …

Bill Nortman

Bill Nortman, CPA, is a partner at Sikich’s Milwaukee office with extensive experience in corporate, partnership, trust and individual income taxation. Over his years of practice, Bill has worked with closely held businesses, trusts and high net worth individuals and their families to meet their goals and objectives. Bill assists his clients in areas such …

Jenny Kramer

Jenny Kramer, CPA, is a partner that has been helping closely-held businesses and their owners with their tax planning and compliance needs since 2005. She specializes in taking the time to understand her clients’ overall business strategies so that she can provide a clear understanding of the tax implications of their goals and develop tax …

Brad Hermes

Brad Hermes, CPA, partner for Sikich accounting services, has experience serving private, closely-held business and their owners. His service approach focuses on understanding and listening to management’s needs in order to provide timely and effective service with a focus on increasing efficiency within financial reporting and analysis. Brad assists clients in areas such as: Assurance …

Anthony Cervini

Anthony M. Cervini, CPA, CFE, is the partner-in-charge of Government Services at Sikich. Anthony is responsible for providing technical services to Sikich’s governmental clients in all areas of governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, budget development, internal controls, revenue and expenditure forecasting, and cash and debt management. Anthony has participated in hundreds of audits of municipalities …

Tom Leach

Thomas K. Leach, CPA, is the market lead for the Decatur office. He has more than 30 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries. He has extensive experience working with not-for-profit organizations and local governmental and commercial audit clients. In addition, his expertise includes supervising audits of large State of Illinois agencies, …

Tim Beine

Tim Beine, CPA, is a partner in the Milwaukee office, who oversees and manages the location’s accounting services team. Tim has over 25 years of experience in the field, serving clients in a variety of industries ranging from professional services to healthcare and manufacturing. He provides clients with expert tax planning services, outsourced accounting functions, …

Neil Keller

Neil Keller, CPA, ABV, CVA, is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s tax services practice. Neil uses his expertise to assist clients in making sound financial decisions, such as choosing the most favorable ownership structures and assessing the tax impact when buying or selling a business. He prides himself on listening to and learning about his …

Mark Sobczak

Mark Sobczak, CPA, is an audit and accounting partner in addition to the market lead for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin region. Mark has both domestic and multi-national experience in consulting and auditing. His areas of specialization include value-based audits, business planning, budgeting, forecasting, profit enhancement, strategic organizational planning and transaction services. Mark assists clients in areas …

Jim Savio

James R. Savio, CPA, MAS, is responsible for providing technical services to Sikich’s governmental clients in all areas of governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, revenue and expenditure forecasting and cash and debt management. Jim has participated in hundreds of audits of municipalities and other governmental units since he began his career with Sikich in 1995. …

Jerry Schmit

Jerry Schmit, Jr., CPA, MST, is a partner on the firm’s tax team. He prides himself in taking the time to help his clients recognize large-scope taxation opportunities and implications for their businesses. He works extensively with manufacturers, construction businesses and real estate entities. Jerry also has expertise assisting clients in various entity types, including …

James Brandenburg

Jim Brandenburg, CPA, MST, has extensive experience and knowledge in corporate and partnership tax law, mergers and acquisitions and tax legislation. His expertise includes working with owners of closely held businesses to identify tax planning opportunities and assist them in implementing these strategies. Jim assists clients in areas such as: Tax planning and reporting for …

David Laske

Dave Laske, CPA, MST, has extensive experience in corporate, partnership and individual taxation. He specializes in tax planning and compliance for closely held businesses, estates, trusts and high-net worth individuals. Dave also performs tax planning for retirement plan accumulations and distributions and structuring of plans for the tax advantageous exercise of executive stock options. Dave …

Dan Berg

Daniel A. Berg, CPA, is a partner on Sikich’s governmental services team. With more than 35 years of experience in public accounting, Dan concentrates on all areas of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, budget development, revenue and expenditure forecasting, cash and debt management and cable television franchise agreed-upon procedures. He has participated in more than 1,200 …

Dan Beine

Dan Beine, CPA, is a partner at Sikich’s Milwaukee office. He is a seasoned tax services professional who specializes in preparing and reviewing complex and multi-state tax returns. Dan oversees the preparation of corporate, partnership, fiduciary and individual income tax returns. He serves clients in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing and distribution, retail …

Cheryl Aschenbrener

Cheryl Aschenbrener, CPA, is a Partner and the National Leader of Transaction Advisory Services, with over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business advisory and assurance services. Cheryl’s clients rely on her for deep industry expertise and a hands-on approach in structuring and due diligence work for portfolio company acquisitions, strategic …

Chad Lucas

Chad A. Lucas, CPA, is a partner in the Springfield office. He has more than 20 years of experience providing clients a broad range of audit, accounting, tax and consulting services. Chad has served clients in the local government, construction, agribusiness, healthcare, and manufacturing and distribution industries. Affiliations American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Illinois …

Brian LeFevre

Brian D. LeFevre, CPA, MBA, is responsible for providing technical services to Sikich’s governmental clients in all areas of governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting, budget development, revenue and expenditure forecasting, and cash and debt management. Brian has participated in hundreds of audits of municipalities and other governmental units since he began his career with Sikich …