Two Illinois Firms Combine

Two Illinois Firms, Dowell Group LLP of Palatine and DeMarco Kinnaman Lewis & Co. of Lincolnshire announced they are combining and will operate as Dowell Group LLP, the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill., reported.

The combined 33-member firm provides tax, accounting, audit and consulting services to businesses, individuals, trusts, estates, retirement plans and nonprofits. Operations will eventually be consolidated at the Palatine offices of Dowell Group.

The owners of DeMarco Kinnaman Lewis & Co. will join the executive ranks at Dowell Group, with MP Mike DeMarco as principal, while Don Kinnaman, Ron Lewis and Brian Keslin will join as partners. All staff members will also join Dowell Group, the newspaper reported.

Greg Dowell, MP of Dowell Group, says of DeMarco Kinnaman Lewis & Co.: “They have an exceptional reputation for providing quality services to their clients, and they have outstanding professionals on their staff. This combination allows us to accomplish those goals, to the ultimate betterment of our clients.”

According to the Daily Herald, DeMarco says the firms share “a strong set of shared values with the professionals. Our approach to doing business is the same, with a focus on quality, timeliness and value.”