Chicago-based Weltman Bernfield to join Wipfli

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Wipfli LLP (Wipfli), one of the top 20 accounting and consulting firms in the United States, announced today that Chicago-based Weltman Bernfield LLC will join the firm effective September 1. As part of this combination, approximately 45 Weltman Bernfield professionals, including nine partners, will join more than 1,600 professionals at Wipfli.

Rick Dreher said, "Joining forces with Weltman Bernfield represents another significant step in positioning Wipfli as a major player in a strategically key market.”

Wipfli LLP (Wipfli), one of the top 20 accounting and consulting firms in the United States, announced today that Chicago-based Weltman Bernfield LLC will join the firm effective September 1. As part of this combination, approximately 45 Weltman Bernfield professionals, including nine partners, will join more than 1,600 professionals at Wipfli.

“We are pleased to welcome Weltman Bernfield’s highly skilled professionals to the firm,” said Rick Dreher, managing partner of Wipfli LLP. “The services that Weltman Bernfield provides to their clients complement Wipfli’s core services, so this combination will deepen our resources and further strengthen Wipfli’s geographic presence in the Chicago market. Joining forces with Weltman Bernfield represents another significant step in positioning us as a major player in a strategically key market for Wipfli.”

“Our firms share very similar cultures and commitments to exceptional client service,” said Glenn Mikell, managing member of Weltman Bernfield. “Joining with Wipfli will provide our firm with new and enhanced services and capabilities beyond traditional services to help our clients address their challenges and leverage opportunities. This combination will also be beneficial to our employees by opening up new opportunities to grow professionally.”

Weltman Bernfield, a certified public accounting and business consulting firm headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, and founded in 1920, provides accounting, audit, tax and business consulting services to individuals and private companies in a variety of industries.

Wipfli ranks among the top 20 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. For over 86 years, Wipfli has provided public and private companies and organizations with industry-focused assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services to help clients overcome today’s challenges and plan for tomorrow. The firm is a member of Allinial Global, a strategic affiliation that connects Wipfli to accounting firms around the world.

The combined firm will have more than 1,700 associates, including over 200 partners, and 39 office locations in the United States and India, including four offices in the Chicagoland area.

About Wipfli LLP
With 38 offices in the United States and India, Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) ranks among the top accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. For over 86 years, Wipfli has provided private and publicly held companies with industry-focused assurance, accounting, tax and consulting services to help clients overcome their business challenges today and plan for tomorrow. The firm’s clients include manufacturing companies, financial institutions, health care organizations, construction companies, real estate companies, insurance companies, nonprofit organizations, units of government, agricultural businesses, dealerships and individuals. Through the firm’s membership in Allinial Global, Wipfli can draw upon the resources of firms from around the world, helping businesses whenever and wherever they need it. For more information, visit wipfli.com.

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