||GARY SCHWARTZ, CPA
“What’s most important for me is being able to see and understand client situations from my client’s point of view. When helping clients with a challenge, I put myself in their place – and I won’t rest until we find the very best solution.”
EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
A founding partner of SLSF and a former member of its management committee, Gary Schwartz has 46 years of experience in public accounting. As a leader of the firm’s tax practice, he has counseled businesses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, corporate roll-ups, entity structure and operational matters.
Gary’s clients include manufacturing companies, wholesalers, retail and professional service firms. He is an expert in trust accounting, income and estate tax planning, and also advises high-net-worth individuals. Prior to SLSF, Gary worked at Chicago-based accounting firms Kerman Alport and Company, and Katz Wagner and Company.
Among Gary’s service areas:
- Trust Accounting
- Income Tax Planning
- Estate Tax Planning
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Corporate Reorganizations
- Corporate Roll-ups
- Entity Structuring
Gary is proactive, thorough and creative in his approach, and is continually seeking ways to help his clients. Whether it's encouraging the implementation of income tax and estate planning strategies to save clients money, developing a succession plan so a business owner has an appropriate exit strategy, or helping a company improve profits or mitigate losses, he is valued by clients as a tireless advocate.
EDUCATION AND INVOLVEMENT
- Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member
- Illinois CPA Society, member