About Topel Forman



A Chicago CPA Firm

Since 1961, Topel Forman has provided our clients with high-quality service through relationships built on integrity, trust, and independence. We are proud of our history as a leading firm in the Chicagoland area.

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Topel Forman, L.L.C. was founded by William Topel and William Forman. The team established a reputation for delivering world-class proactive personal attention to their client’s accounts. While we have moved from Mr. Forman’s basement to an office on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago and an office in Denver, we’ve continued to attract new business the same way we always have: referrals from highly satisfied clients.

Throughout our history, we have developed trusted relationships with our clients and continue to do so. Building upon the leadership of our former leaders, we continue to hire top talent to provide the same personalized services we have always been able to with a hands-on approach, working directly with our clients to provide meaningful value.

Proud Of Our History

The landscape of the accounting profession has changed rapidly over the last sixty years, and our partners and staff have all embraced the changes with gusto. We are proud to maintain our independence by leaning on our founding principles and rolling up our sleeves to serve our clients.

We thank our former leaders for such a stable foundation and for providing a structure to continue embracing change. We are committed to equity in the profession, providing development opportunities for all our employees and leaning into changes coming our way. We believe that embracing these changes makes us a firm of choice for client and colleague alike.

Retired Topel Forman Partners

Michael Dicker

Robert Jesewin

Alan Medansky

Melvin Rosenberg

Marshall Frishman

William Topel

William Forman

 Our Services

Accounting & Assurance

We analyze and report your company’s financial statements and identify potential concerns, leaving enough time to allow a practical and cost-effective resolution to issues.

Taxation Services

Complications created by ever-changing tax laws and regulations have made advanced tax planning an essential element for companies operating in today’s marketplace to be successful.

Consulting Services

We offer an expansive range of business consulting services to help our clients with compliance, strategic planning, financial management, economic projections, and forecasts.

Wealth Management

Topel Forman can serve as your trusted tax and wealth management advisors, backed by 40 years of investing experience through our affiliation with Avantax Planning Partners℠.

Family Office

We understand that each family has unique needs, and we work with all types of family offices to provide income tax planning, estate, gift tax planning, accounting services, and financial reporting.

R&D Tax Credits

Businesses must constantly innovate if they want to continue growing and succeeding. The R&D credit aims to keep jobs in the United States and make U.S. manufacturing companies more competitive globally.


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