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Richard Salter Lincolnshire

100 Tri-State International
Lincolnshire, IL 60069



Email: rsalter@wipfli.com

Richard J. Salter, CPA, JD, LL.M.


Rich Salter is a director in the firm’s tax practice, a member of the National Tax Office, and is focused on providing tax solutions that position clients to achieve their objectives. He draws on more than 40 years of experience in large local and regional public accounting firms and as the CFO of a drug manufacturer. Having been on both sides of the client relationship, Rich is able to bring a valuable and unique perspective to his clients. He serves a diverse client base, from high-net-worth individuals to start-up companies to established businesses grossing north of $300 million, encompassing businesses in a variety of industries and entity types including manufacturing and distribution, real estate, and professional services. Rich firmly believes that tax planning driven solely by the desire to save taxes often results in losing sight of more important business, financial, and personal objectives. He guides clients to the most efficient and effective way of achieving the desired outcome.


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Laws in Taxation

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member
  • American Bar Association (ABA) - Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) - Member


Tax services

Areas of Focus

  • Tax planning and strategy integrated with and tied to near-term and long-term goals of the business and its owners
  • Tax solutions for high-net-worth individuals and business owners
  • Income tax
  • Gift and estate tax
  • Business structuring


DePaul University
  • Bachelor of science degree in commerce
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
DePaul University College of Law
  • Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.)