Our History

For more than 50 years, Topel Forman has set out to consistently provide its clients with High-Quality Service through relationships built on a foundation of Integrity, Trust, and Independence.

Topel Forman L.L.C. was founded by William Topel and William Forman in 1961, quickly establishing a reputation for delivering a level of personal attention that larger firms simply couldn’t match. While we’ve moved from Mr. Forman’s basement to an office on the Magnificent Mile, we’ve continued to attract new business the same way we always have: referrals from highly satisfied clients. 

Many private companies are adopting new corporate governance regulations that require a strengthened reporting system. These companies need independent auditors with the ethical commitment and objectivity to provide accurate, sensible, and professional advice. With the ever evolving tax code, private companies work with us to navigate this complex tax landscape. That’s why we are committed to delivering the highest level of professional accounting, tax, and consulting services.

We believe that the basis of an effective relationship is built upon trust between professional and client. At Topel Forman, we earn that trust with our tireless work ethic and proactive personal attention to our clients’ accounts.