Baker Tilly Grows Specialty Tax Practice in Michigan

With more than 20 years of experience, Brian Simmons will provide valued business advice and tailored tax solutions to clients in a variety of industries.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (September 20, 2016) – Nationally recognized accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce that Brian Simmons CPA, J.D. has re-joined the firm as a partner on Baker Tilly Michigan’s specialty tax team. Simmons brings more than 20 years of specialized personal and business entity tax planning experience.

“We are excited to add someone of Brian’s caliber and experience to our Baker Tilly partnership,” Tom Minielly, partner and Baker Tilly Michigan specialty tax leader, said. “Brian’s depth of knowledge in a variety of industries combined with his understanding of the marketplace will be instrumental in providing valued business advice and tailored tax solutions to our clients.”

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Simmons served as the chief financial officer of an independent consulting firm. He is an active member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Michigan Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and is a licensed attorney. He also serves on the advisory board and finance committee of The Salvation Army (Eastern Michigan Division), the board of directors of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit and the planned giving advisory committee of the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (bakertilly.com)

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 141 countries, with 28,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.8 billion.