LINCOLNSHIRE -- Wipfli, one of the top 20 accounting and consulting firms in the United States, announced today that the shareholders and associates of Lincolnshire-based Patke & Associates have joined the firm.
As part of the transaction, 12 professionals from Patke & Associates will join more than 2,300 professionals at Wipfli, including approximately 250 in the Chicago region. The firm will do business as Wipfli.
Founded in 1990, Patke & Associates is an audit, tax and consulting firm. The firm is an investment partnership services provider to more than 100 global investment funds. Patke & Associates' services include investment partnership and hedge fund audits, surprise examinations for RIAs and tax planning and preparation.
"The addition of Patke & Associates provides Wipfli with an opportunity to add specialized resources and build a special industry niche focused on hedge funds," said Kurt Gresens, Wipfli's managing partner.
Paul Patke, owner and managing shareholder of Patke & Associates said the move "will broaden and deepen the specialized services we can provide" for the firm's clients,
"For our associates, the combination will provide advanced training opportunities and increased career opportunities as they become associates in a larger firm," he added.