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Thomas F. Walker, Jr.

Regional Managing Partner and Private Equity Industry Leader, CPA, JD

Tom Walker is the Regional Managing Partner of the firm’s offices in Illinois. He joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP after serving as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of a federal savings bank specializing in the marketing, origination, issuance, and sale of credit card assets. Prior to joining the federal savings bank, Tom was a partner with a large Milwaukee-based law firm. 

He also is the firm leader of the Private Equity practice. Tom has significant experience in structuring and negotiating transactions across a broad range of industries.


  • Assists firm clients in defining and meeting strategic goals.
  • Advises firm clients on value creation and retention.
  • Counsels clients in connection with acquisitions and divestitures of businesses, divisions, and product lines.
  • Structures and negotiates various transactions between clients and third parties.
  • Analyzes and evaluates risk and opportunities for clients with respect to pending or contemplated transactions.
  • Conducts high level due diligence.
  • Oversees general tax planning with respect to transactions.


  • Big Shoulders Fund
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Economic Club of Chicago
  • State of Illinois Certified Public Accountant
  • Admitted, United States Tax Court
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – Series 7 and 66 securities licenses


Marquette University – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin
Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude