Naperville, Ill. — Professional services firm Sikich LLP recently hired high net worth tax specialist Louis Sands, CPA, J.D., as a director in its accounting, audit and tax practice. Sands will work in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Naperville, Illinois.
Sands has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting with a focus on addressing the tax planning needs of high net worth individuals, family groups and associated trusts and pass-through entities. He also has expertise working with professional service and law firms on tax preparation. Sands has previously served as a tax senior manager at Plante Moran and KPMG, and a corporate tax manager at the Sara Lee Corporation.
“Louis will be a valued addition to our team,” said Jason Evans, partner-in-charge of accounting and advisory services in northern Illinois for Sikich. “He has extensive experience on a variety of tax planning and compliance issues in high net worth tax services. Louis will work with our teams across the country to enhance client service and thought leadership in this space.”
Sands earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He is a certified public accountant, maintains a United States Tax Court certificate and is a member of the Illinois State Bar. Sands currently volunteers his time with the Illinois CPA Society’s Individual Taxation Committee and the Chicago Estate Planning Council.
Sikich’s audit, accounting and tax practice offers a full range of services to clients across industries such as government, manufacturing, construction, real estate and agriculture.