MichaelSilver Appoints Kaplan and Poulopoulos as New Partners
Skokie, IL - July 18, 2018 – MichaelSilver announces the appointment of Laurie Kaplan, CPA, and John D. Poulopoulos, CPA, as Partners of the firm.
Joining the firm in 1994, Laurie Kaplan is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years of experience in providing tax consulting and accounting services. She is a distinguished speaker and serves as the firm’s employee benefit plan specialist, assisting clients with plan selection, design, set-up, and administration. Laurie is also an integral part of the firm’s trust team and acts as a mentor to professional staff. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Accountancy. Laurie is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She grew up in Skokie, Illinois and currently resides in Buffalo Grove.
John D. Poulopoulos began his career with the firm in 2002, upon college graduation. He is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 15 years of accounting and assurance experience. John oversees audits, review, and compilation engagements; manages audits of employee benefit plans; and provides accounting and tax consulting services. He also serves on the firm’s automobile dealership and employee recruiting committees. John is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago holding a B.S. in Accountancy. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. John grew up in Bradenton, Florida and now resides in Glenview.
“We are proud of Laurie and John as we have watched them grow and excel in their careers, each having a significant impact on client service, team leadership, and firm growth” said Jennifer A. Barliant, Managing Partner. “We are honored to welcome them to the Partner team and look forward to their expanded influence in the firm, while they continue to deliver personalized, expert client service.”
MichaelSilver provides accounting and audit, tax consulting and compliance, and business advisory services to a broad range of local, national, and international clients. The firm's industry expertise includes: automobile dealerships, manufacturing, retail, professional services, vehicle and equipment leasing companies, high net worth individuals, not-for-profit, real estate and construction, and health care. Specific service solution areas include: estates, gifts, trusts, valuation services, litigation support services, employee benefit plan services, investment advisory, retirement plan advice, and mergers and acquisitions.