Judy Mason, CPA, CVA, CEPA joined MichaelSilver in 1995. Prior to joining the Firm, she was a business owner/partner in an advertising and public relations firm, where she directed all financial services. She also served as the Manager of Planning and Control for a Fortune 500 company.

Judy has over 25 years of business consulting, tax, accounting, and compliance experience, serving closely-held and start-up businesses, entrepreneurial and family-owned companies, their owners and families. Judy is a member of the management consulting team including heading up the exit planning and business valuation departments.

Her expertise includes guiding business owners through the value acceleration and exit planning process.  She also has expertise in federal, state, and local taxation, directing clients through the complexities of conducting business in multiple states, particularly as it relates to income, sales, use, and other taxes. She has successfully managed a broad range of federal income and state sales and use tax audits.

Having written multiple articles on tax planning issues and strategies for a variety of professional journals, trade publications, and client newsletters, including the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, Judy has also presented to various organizations and numerous events regarding tax and valuation topics.

Judy is active in her community and is involved in multiple charitable organizations, serving in various leadership positions including President, Treasurer, and Board Member.

Jennifer A. Barliant

Judy Mason, CPA, CVA, CEPA


How she spends her time here

Expertise Industries Membership
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Exit Planning and Value Acceleration
  • Management Consulting
  • Tax Consulting and Advisory Services
  • Small Business Start-Ups
  • Business Valuations
  • Automobile and Truck Dealerships
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Restaurants and Hospitality
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, President of Illinois Chapter
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • lllinois CPA Society

How she got here

Master of Science in Taxation, DePaul University
Master of Business Administration, DePaul University
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Valparaiso University

How she approaches her work

“In addressing the needs of clients, I pride myself on finding creative and forward-thinking, solutions. I listen carefully and look at challenges and issues from different perspectives. I am then able to provide sound, innovative solutions to very complex situations.”


“I enjoy traveling with my husband and attending cultural and sporting events.”

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