Partners and Associates

Partners and Associates

A hybrid team of accountants, advisors, and consultants whose collective experience and diverse backgrounds ignite ideas, reconfigure approaches, and recommend strategies and innovative solutions for our clients.

Craig Cookle
Milwaukee (Headquarters)

10000 W Innovation Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Tel: 414.431.9383
Fax: 414.431.9303
Email: ccookle@wipfli.com

Services

Tax

Areas of Focus

  • Sales/use and state income tax audit defense assistance
  • Sales and use tax overpayment reviews
  • Entity and transaction planning to minimize sales and use taxes
  • Nexus studies
  • Voluntary disclosure agreements
  • Administrative appeals

Industries

Construction and Real Estate
Manufacturing and Distribution
Nonprofits

Education

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Bachelor of business administration degree in accounting

Craig A. Cookle, CPA

Partner, Tax

Craig Cookle leads the firm’s state and local tax practice. He brings over 30 years of state and local tax experience to his clients. His knowledge and experience enable him to consistently provide value to his clients in terms of state and local tax savings and efficient resolution of tax issues. Craig spends his time managing the state and local tax (SALT) practice and as a relationship executive on client accounts. The SALT group assists clients with audit defense, sales and use tax overpayment reviews, nexus studies, sales tax compliance assistance, personal and real property tax reviews and general consulting. Craig strives to maintain close and lasting relationships with his clients through listening attentively to their needs and providing them with timely and creative responses to their questions and issues. Clients appreciate his proactive assistance in helping them resolve multi-state tax situations.

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional organizations and activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) – Member
  • WICPA State Tax Committee – Member
  • Wisconsin State and Local Tax Group Inc. – Member

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