Illinois-based Lindgren Callihan Van Osdol & Co., Ltd (LCV) joins Wipfli LLP

October 6, 2010
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Effective October 1, the officers and associates of Illinois-based Lindgren Callihan Van Osdol & Co., Ltd (LCV) joined Wipfli LLP, an international CPA firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. LCV specializes in providing audit, accounting and consulting services to businesses in a number of industries and to individuals.

“This is one of the largest acquisitions in our firm’s history and the largest in the last 20 years,” stated Rick Dreher, Wipfli’s managing partner. “We have known LCV for quite some time and have always been impressed by their reputation as a firm that is dedicated and committed to their clients and that provides exceptional client service.”

“With the addition of LCV, Wipfli will deepen our capabilities and resources in the state of Illinois,” Dreher said. “We are very excited about this development.”

“Wipfli and LCV are very similar firms, so this combination is a perfect match. This is a great step for our firm – we are thrilled to join Wipfli and look forward to continuing to serve our clients with the same quality service they have come to expect from us. The only difference is now we can offer our clients more subject-matter experts and additional resources whenever and wherever they need them,” LCV President and CEO Neal Richardson said.

Wipfli provides the full range of audit, tax and consulting services to thousands of clients across the nation and focuses on a number of industries including manufacturing and distribution, health care, community financial institutions, non-for-profits and government, construction and real estate, and auto-dealerships and retail. Their clients range from large multi-national SEC companies to small business owners and individuals. The firm has been serving clients for over 80 years.

Illinois-based Lindgren Callihan Van Osdol was established in 1963 and is one of Illinois’ leading providers of audit, accounting and consulting services to businesses and individuals. The firm has 135 employees, including 21 partners, and works with hundreds of businesses and individuals across the Midwest.

The combined firm will have approximately 950 associates, including 132 partners, and 20 office locations.

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