MichaelSilver Merges with Lerman CPA Group, Inc. and Opens a Chicago Office
Skokie, IL (November 1, 2018) – MichaelSilver, an accounting, assurance, tax, and consulting firm, is pleased to announce its merger with Lerman CPA Group, Inc. of Chicago.
The merger, effective November 1st, aligns with MichaelSilver’s strategic plans to further strengthen its presence in the Chicago market and to open a second office in downtown Chicago. The professionals from Lerman CPA Group, Inc. are now operating under the MichaelSilver name and will continue to service clients from MichaelSilver’s new Chicago office located at 1 South Wacker Drive.
Irwin Lerman founded Lerman CPA Group, Inc. in 2014 and has been providing personalized, professional accounting services to Chicago area clients for more than 48 years. The firm has built a strong reputation for serving the unique needs of clients and developing close, trusted relationships.
“Lerman CPA Group, Inc. is an ideal partner for MichaelSilver,” said Jennifer A. Barliant, MichaelSilver’s Managing Partner. “The firm has an outstanding track record of client service, a similar focus on specialized practice areas, and a workplace culture that is complementary to ours. We are delighted to welcome Irwin Lerman, his team, and clients to MichaelSilver. The team will also be actively engaged in helping to expand the firm’s presence in Chicagoland and broaden our existing industry specializations.”
“I am very proud of our firm and the client relationships we have established. The merge with MichaelSilver will be advantageous for my team and clients. MichaelSilver shares our philosophy of helping clients grow, succeed, and prosper,” said Irwin Lerman, founding shareholder of Lerman CPA Group, Inc. “As part of MichaelSilver’s newly combined 80-person firm, we will be able to increase service offerings to our legacy clients with access to additional resources and expanded accounting, tax, and business consulting expertise that will provide significant added value.”
MichaelSilver provides accounting and assurance, tax consulting and compliance, and consulting services to a broad range of clients in a wide variety of industries in the U.S. and internationally. The firm also offers specialized services in other areas, including private client services, estate planning, business valuations, employee benefit plans, investment advisory, and litigation support. Global clients are served through the firm’s membership in GMN International, an association of legally independent accounting firms. MichaelSilver is committed to exceptional service and operates in an innovative, trusted, consultative, and energizing manner.