Thursday, January 29, 2015

KOS Updates Website

Please check out the KOS website!  

We have a new look, easier navigation and lots of information! 

We will be continuing to make changes and improvements over the coming months.

Check back often!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

KOS Partner Geoff Harlow on CBS 2 News

KOS Partner Geoff Harlow was interviewed by Dorothy Tucker of CBS 2 News for a segment that aired Tuesday, January 20, 2015 during the 5pm news.  Geoff spoke on the big changes that will make filing taxes more complicated for tax payers this season.

Please visit the link below to view the story.  As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your KOS advisor and they will be happy to help you.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thank You to all Attendees of the 2015 Economic Breakfast

Thank you to all of our KOS clients and friends who attended our 2015 Economic Outlook Breakfast on January 15th at the Chicago Botanic Garden! We are pleased to have had another successful event and have enjoyed the positive feedback from everyone.

A special thank you to our speakers as well - Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA of Robert W. Baird & Co., Spencer Klein, CFA of MB Wealth Management and Thomas Rowley of Invesco Consulting. All speakers were engaging and the presentations contained important insight and guidance to assist in making decisions and proactively plan for this year.

We plan on doing it again! Save the date!

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Chicago Botanic Garden

Monday, January 5, 2015

KOS Promotes Two to Partner

January 5, 2015

KOS Promotes Two to Partner

The Deerfield CPA firm of KOS Promotes Christie Butcher and Michael Wall to Partner

Kessler Orlean Silver Co., P.C. (KOS) is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2015, Christie Butcher and Michael Wall have become Partners at KOS. They have both made significant contributions to the firm and are a tremendous asset to the clients. They will be instrumental in the firm’s continued growth and future. 

Christie concentrates on tax planning and compliance for all types of closely held businesses and individuals. She routinely works with industries such as construction, manufacturing and wholesalers, professional service firms and real estate. In addition, Christie assists individuals in various stages of the divorce process helping allocate support payments into taxable alimony and nontaxable child support, aid in determining the value of property settlement and tax attributes, and work out the post-divorce budgets and cash flow.

Christie graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and from Northern Illinois University with a master’s degree in taxation. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Divorce  Financial Analyst and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Illinois CPA Society.

Michael has over fifteen years of experience working with companies during all phases of a business’ life cycle and delivers sound business advice with comprehensive solutions allowing clients to understand their numbers, make decisions, and make plans to grow and improve their businesses. Specializing in accounting and business consultation, Michael works with businesses, corporations, families and individuals handling recordkeeping, processes and ever changing tax laws.

Michael graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Illinois CPA Society.
Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Kessler Orlean Silver & Co., P.C., (KOS) serves businesses and individuals in multiple states providing business consulting, auditing, accounting, bookkeeping and tax services. With an over 80 year history, the mid-sized accounting firm of KOS provides innovative accounting solutions to business owners, executives and managers, private investors, and professionals. The firm’s down-to-earth style and practical experience come from a long-time culture of helping people and feeling passionate about doing so.  For more information, please visit