Baker Tilly and Collins Barrow Windsor Join Forces to Help Businesses Navigate US/Canada Borders

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Baker Tilly and Collins Barrow Windsor join forces to help businesses navigate US/Canada borders. The collaboration helps clients invest and expand.

The Michigan office of accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) and the Windsor, Ontario office of accounting firm Collins Barrow, both independent members of Baker Tilly International, today announced they have joined forces to create a service desk to provide expertise to U.S. and Canadian companies and organizations looking to invest and expand in cross-border initiatives.

“We believe this alliance will bring a strong global reach for those companies looking to invest and do business between the United States and Canada,” said Alan Whitman, Baker Tilly managing partner. “Since we’re right across the border from each other, we want to assist organizations in both countries know and understand the key regulations so that business expansion is seamless.”

Whitman said both firms provide expertise in areas including assurance and related compliance services, cross-border financing for new business ventures, globalization through mergers and acquisitions and international tax consulting. He also said that the new model is important because the trade that passes through the Michigan/Ontario border surpasses trade between the U.S.and Mexico.

“There is substantial presence and capabilities to help any company successfully complete any business transaction,” said Scott Dupuis, tax partner at Collins Barrow. “Both countries have abundant natural resources, a highly skilled work force and a robust financial sector -- attractive places to invest.”

Baker Tilly and Collins Barrow are equipped to offer extensive resources and assistance to help clients invest and grow, especially with a healthier business climate.

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About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (
With more than 1,700 employees, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) provides a wide range of accounting, tax and advisory services. Ranked as one of the 20 largest firms in the United States by Accounting Today (“Top 100 Firms” 2014), Baker Tilly is headquartered in Chicago and serves clients from across the United States. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 137 countries, with 27,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion.

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