Larry Isaacson

Larry Isaacson became Managing Partner of MichaelSilver in January 2017. He directs the daily operations of the firm and spends considerable time mentoring staff to help them achieve their professional goals. Larry also leads the firm’s strategic planning initiatives to continue to grow the firm in all practice areas.

Previously, Larry led the firm’s tax consulting and compliance practice since its inception in 1983 when he joined the firm. Through his direction, this practice has grown into the firm’s largest area of practice.

Larry works closely with many of the firm’s private, closely held companies, small- and medium-sized family businesses, and high net worth individuals and families, particularly on tax issues related to estates, gifts, and trusts. He also has significant experience designing and implementing employee benefit plans. Specifically, Larry’s areas of industry specialization include:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Leasing
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Retail

He has also represented clients on Internal Revenue Service and state tax audits and, when necessary, on Internal Revenue Service appeals, for which he has a record of success for his clients. Larry is also a licensed producer for life, health, long-term care, and casualty insurance.

Larry earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and his Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University. He is an accomplished speaker, and has written multiple articles on a wide range of tax issues in various trade publications. Larry is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, and the North Shore Roundtable Group for Managing Partners. He is also involved in the Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council, professional liaison groups with the Internal Revenue Service, and the Illinois CPA Society’s Tax Advisory Group.

Contact Larry at [email protected].

Larry Isaacson


Managing Parnter