For over 45 years, Norm has been a Partner in large, local CPA firms, which included managing and directing offices and real estate and construction practices. He provides accounting, tax and consulting services to a wide variety of industries, especially real estate.
Norm has acted as a business advisor and consultant to many large real estate companies as well as leading businesses in various industries. He has served a number of well-known companies in the Chicago and throughout the United States.
Areas of Specialization
His consulting activities include mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, estate planning, overall tax and business planning, benefit planning, buy/sell agreements, analysis and control of costs and gross profits, budgeting, short and long range strategic planning, negotiating deals, financing for clients as well as litigation support, general business and tax consulting services. He has been heavily involved in “PUD” structuring and refurbishing main town centers such as Willow Springs, Arlington Heights, etc. Norm was also responsible for handling the Carl Sandburg Village conversion, which to date is the largest condo conversion in the United States (3300 units plus 250 townhouses.)
Norm maintains an extensive network of debt and equity financing sources including numerous banks, private companies, institutional and Wall Street. He has in-depth experience with tax incremental financing (TIFs), bond financing, tax and accounting requirements as well as industrial revenue bonds (IRBs) and numerous other government and conventional financing alternatives for all types of businesses.
He has written articles and served as an on-going source of information for many Chicago area publications. He also has taught continuing professional education courses and has written technical manuals for CPA firms.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
Norm has been involved in The White House Small Business Conference, numerous community chambers of commerce and was a member of the Illinois CPA society where he served on the Real Estate Committee. In addition, he is an active member of numerous associations including: Real Estate Investment Association (REIA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Homebuilders’ Association of Illinois (HBAI), Northern Illinois Homebuilders’ association (NIHBA) and the Homebuilders’ Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) where he served on the Board of Directors of the Lake County Division as Treasurer. He was also a Director for 8 years for the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as a Director for four years on The Roosevelt University School of Real Estate Board.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Illinois CPA Society
- MSI Global Alliance
- Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Roosevelt University, Chicago
- C.P.A. license in the state of Illinois
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