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Baker Tilly Launches Customized Services for Family-Owned Businesses

Baker Tilly’s family business strategy group helps family business owners plan for growth and succession

CHICAGO (Jan. 17, 2019) – Leading advisory, tax and assurance firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) announces Baker Tilly’s family business strategy group – a team of specialists providing services and counsel to family enterprises, portfolio companies and individual family members. 

“Our research shows that as baby boomers leave management, family businesses valuing trillions of dollars will change hands over the next few years,” Principal and Baker Tilly Family Business Strategy Group Leader Gary Plaster said. “Our team helps clients prepare for transition and be proactive in how they respond to challenges like selling the business or stalled growth.”

Baker Tilly’s family business strategy group streamlines the efforts of specialists within and outside of the firm, such as general counsel or wealth managers, to enhance and protect clients’ value. Baker Tilly’s specialists serve as advisors to develop a customized roadmap that addresses each client’s planning needs.

“Every family business is unique and each one requires a tailored client experience that recognizes those complexities,” adds Plaster. “We have the expertise and resources to help family enterprises grow and succeed.”

To learn more about Baker Tilly’s family business strategy group, visit

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