Irwin Lerman

Irwin Lerman joined MichaelSilver in November of 2018 and has been providing personalized, professional accounting services to Chicago area clients for more than 48 years. He began his career directly out of college at Peat Marwick where he held a position with a concentration in audit for divisions of publicly held entities for 10 years. International experience was gained by serving as the United States liaison in the Peat office in Brussels, Belgium. From there, Irwin served as Partner directing the accounting and auditing practice for Kupferberg, Goldberg, and Neimark, a 75-person regional firm. In 1994, he cofounded a practice that continued through 2014. Irwin then founded Lerman CPA Group, Inc., a firm that built a strong reputation for serving the unique needs of clients and developing close, trusted relationships.

His industry focus includes manufacturing, distributors, and professional service providers. Irwin's specific areas of expertise include: 

  • Tax Compliance, Planning, and Entity Selection
  • Complex Individual and Trust Income Tax Returns, InvestmentPlanning, and Consulting
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Mid-sized Reviews and Compilations, Including Coordination of all Facets of Corporate Acquisitions

Irwin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign. 

A lifelong Chicago resident originally from South Shore,Irwin now lives with his wife in Wilmette. He is an avid tennis player and fan.

Contact Irwin at [email protected].

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