Katy Giesecke, CPA, has over 26 years of experience assisting clients through the complexities of tax planning, compliance, and assurance services.

She focuses on the trust, estate, and gift tax planning and compliance areas. As a trusted advisor, she works with high net worth individuals, multi-generational family groups, private foundations and charities, and privately held businesses and their owners to help them navigate the intricacies of estate and income tax matters. Katy has significant experience with federal and state estate tax compliance and providing her clients strategic consulting services. She serves on the Firm’s Estate Tax Team and Mentoring Committee, and the Taxation Estate, Gift, and Trust Committee of the Illinois CPA Society.

Jennifer A. Barliant

Katy Giesecke, CPA


How she spends her time here

Expertise Industries Membership
  • Estate, Trust and Gift Tax Planning, Compliance and Consulting
  • Tax Compliance, Planning and Consulting
  • Privately Held Business Consulting
  • Small Business Start-ups
  • Professional Services
  • High Net Worth Individuals and Family Groups
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Restaurants and Hospitality
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

How she got here

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master of Accounting Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign.

How she approaches her work

“I build trusted relationships with clients by listening to their needs and providing them valuable solutions and the services that benefit their situation. I give my thought, attention, care, time and energy to my clients and coworkers.”


“I enjoy traveling with my family, spending time in nature, biking, a good novel, and attending cultural and sporting events.”

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