Howard P. Bakrins
Director – Tax
Howard brings over 29 years of experience providing middle market companies and their principals with expert tax guidance and planning opportunities.
Specifically, he specializes in tax and business planning for closely held businesses. His practice includes U.S., state and local, and international tax planning, and compliance, accounting for income taxes, tax credits and incentives, corporate merger and acquisition transactions, real estate, family wealth and succession planning. During his career, Howard has represented business in many industries, including manufacturing, distribution, service & technology companies, real estate businesses and not for profit organizations.
Howard also has extensive experience in entity structuring and tax strategies and methods that maximize the value of the businesses he represents.
Corporate executives and wealthy family groups value his experience with income tax planning, establishing charitable foundations, estate, gift and generating skipping tax planning, family limited partnerships and transactional planning and analysis. Howard is also knowledgeable in the tax laws pertaining to hedge fund transactions.
Howard earned his Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) from University of Illinois and is a member of the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society. Howard enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with his wife and two young grandsons.