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Estate Tax Planning for S-Corporations and Partnerships

Posted on November 29, 2022

On December 7, 2022, Huck Bouma Shareholder Aaron Ruswick will be a featured presenter at the Advanced Topics in Flow-Through Taxation Conference, hosted by the Illinois CPA Society. Aaron will be discussing the topic “Estate Tax Planning for S-Corporations and Partnerships.”
He will explore the use of S Corporations and Partnerships/LLCs in estate planning and examine the various issues to consider.

He will discuss working through various gift and sale strategies, how to prepare a company for gifting, grantor trust v. non-grantor trust issues, QSST & ESBT Elections, and how to blend a gifting strategy into a multi-generational succession plan for a closely held business.

Welcome to Huck Bouma

Posted on November 17, 2022

Huck Bouma is pleased to announce that effective November 17, 2022, attorneys Peter Angelos and Austin Kelley will become part of the Firm as associates in the Estate Planning and Business Services practice areas.  They will be focusing their practices primarily on advising individuals and families on estate planning objectives and asset protection strategies. Peter and Austin will also be handling matters involving business services.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Posted on October 6, 2022

Huck Bouma PC was pleased to sponsor a team walking in the Making Strides of DuPage event this year. This year, The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event was held on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL.

Every Making Strides event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease, and to raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer by funding groundbreaking breast cancer research, providing free comprehensive information and support, helping people take steps to reduce their risk of the disease and to find it early when it’s most treatable.

Huck Bouma was able to exceed its fundraising goal and to date ranks among the top fundraisers.


DuPage PADS – ending Homelessness One Journey at a Time

Posted on September 1, 2022

DuPage PADS’ Mission is to end homelessness in DuPage County.

‘From Here to Home’…. They are so much more than a PAD on the floor. DuPage PADS advocates for those who cannot advocate for themselves. Ending Homelessness One Journey at a time.

DuPage PADS is a vital part of our community… of us. We here at Huck Bouma support this lifegiving organization whole-heartedly and are honored to be able to participate in the Journey.

For more information, please visit their website – https://dupagepads.org/.

Live Webinar: Selling Your Company in Today’s M&A Market

Posted on January 14, 2022

Today’s economy offers a trio of favorable conditions for mergers and acquisitions: a strong stock market, low interest rates and available capital. For business owners considering a sale, now is the ideal time to secure the perspective of knowledgeable specialists. Please join us for a dynamic panelist discussion with leading financial, M&A and legal advisors who will share insights on how to evaluate market opportunity, and whether and how to position your company for a successful sale.

Thursday, January 27, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT – LIVE WEBINAR

Register Now

Key Topics:

  • The surge in M&A activity
  • Current valuation multiples
  • The characteristics of a seller’s market
  • The forces driving M&A volume and multiples
  • Pandemic-related issues influencing valuations and consideration structure
  • How to normalize EBITDA for COVID impact
  • Trends in purchase agreement terms
  • The factors key to the successful sale
  • Common deal killers

Who Should Attend:

Business Owners, Private Equity Investors and Executives, Corporate Development Officers, Family Offices, General Partners, CEOs, Chief Investment Officers (CIOs), CFOs, Treasurers, Controllers, General Counsel, CCOs, Bankers and M&A Attorneys.

Featured Speakers:

David O’Sullivan, M&A and Corporate Transactional Practice Group Co-Chair, Huck Bouma PC
Drent Shields, PKF Advisory Managing Director
Jonathan Moore, PKF Advisory Managing Director, National Service Line Leader, Transaction Advisory
Robert Murphy, Senior Managing Director, PKF Investment Banking

About Huck Bouma

Huck Bouma consists of 50+ attorneys and over 40 support staff, making it one of the largest firms in the DuPage/Kane County area. Huck Bouma, PC has earned a reputation as the premier law firm in Chicago’s western suburbs, providing cost-effective and high quality comprehensive legal services to closely held companies, individuals, and fiduciaries of estates and trusts. Clients receive compassionate, professional services from approachable, honest and respected practitioners. Through its multiple practice groups, the firm offers legal services in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services, Banking & Finance, Employment Law, Litigation, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning & Guardianship

About PKF Advisory

Whether you need an international business valuation, assistance deciphering foreign tax code or access to overseas capital and companies, we serve as a liaison to more than 400 member firms located in 150 countries and 5 continents through PKF International. This global network of independent accounting firms ensures direct access to exceptional tax, accounting and regulatory professionals with local and regional expertise.

About PKF Investment Banking

PKF Investment Banking is the investment banking affiliate of PKF O’Connor Davies. Whether a business owner is ready to sell the company or seeking growth through acquisition, our investment banking team is committed and credentialed to help ownersachieve their objectives. Our investment bankers provide guidance through every step of the process and bring the expertise to enhance certainty to close – while always staying focused on maximizing the value derived from the transaction. Securitiesrelated transactions are processed through an unaffiliated broker dealer, Burch & Company, Inc.