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.

Michael Barnes

100 Tri-State International
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Tel: 847.383.6823



Areas of Focus

  • Corporate and partnership tax preparation
  • Individual tax planning and preparation
  • Trust income tax returns
  • Multistate income tax
  • U.S. citizen taxpayers residing abroad
  • IRS international reporting requirements (Forms 5471 and 5472)
  • Foreign Bank Account Reports (FinCEN Form 114)
  • IRS and state tax authority correspondence resolution


Private Equity


Eastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of science degree - Graduated magna cum laude
  • Master of business administration degree with a concentration in accountancy
Northern Illinois University
  • Master of science degree in taxation

Michael Barnes, CPA, MTX

Tax Manager

Michael Barnes is a tax manager providing a broad array of tax services to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and trusts.  With more than 14 years of professional experience in income taxation, he has worked with many individuals, fiduciaries, and businesses spanning a variety of industries to provide timely tax compliance and planning to save tax dollars and optimize important financial decisions. Michael has also worked with many clients who have received inquiry notices from the IRS and state tax authorities, helping them achieve favorable resolutions.


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Master of Taxation

Professional memberships and activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member