Sikich LLP

November 09, 2009 14:53 ET

Sikich LLP and Decatur Accounting Firm Sleeper Disbrow Morrison Tarro & Lively, LLC Announce Merger

SPRINGFIELD, IL--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Jim Sikich, CEO of Sikich LLP, announces that Sikich has entered into a merger agreement with the accounting, tax, business consulting, litigation support, and business valuation practice of Sleeper Disbrow Morrison Tarro & Lively, LLC (SDMT&L) in Decatur. The merger is effective as of November 1, 2009. SDMT&L will operate under the Sikich name; however, their office will remain in Decatur.

"We are excited to welcome our SDMT&L colleagues as we join forces to help our clients achieve their business and financial goals," said Jim Sikich. "This merger will enable us to expand the depth and breadth of services that we offer. The two firms are very compatible in terms of firm culture, philosophy, and approach. We both believe in the same principle of working side by side with our clients and a 'roll up our sleeves' approach to getting the job done."

"SDMT&L has a long history of providing quality professional services to business and individuals in Decatur and Central Illinois. In fact that history goes back to the 1940s. Our service has always been based on a high level of personal and professional integrity, with a strong sense of responsibility to our staff, community and clients. We have every confidence that our becoming a part of the Sikich family will enhance and support our historical operating principals. We look forward to continued growth in our client base and staff in this great community," said SDMT&L partner, Robert A. Disbrow.

SDMT&L partners, Robert Disbrow, MBA, CPA; Richard Tarro, CPA, CVA; Wayne Lively, CPA; and Thomas Leach, CPA; will join Sikich as partners. The 28 SDMT&L personnel will continue as the Decatur office of Sikich.

The partners in SDMT&L are in the process of contacting clients to inform them of the change and answer questions they may have about the transition or about Sikich. "Our goal is to assure clients of both firms, Sikich and SDMT&L, that their interests are our primary concern. We will do all that we can to make the process seamless and transparent, while maintaining SDMT&L's and Sikich's high standards for delivering exceptional client services," Sikich stated.

About Sikich LLP

Sikich LLP is a public accounting and consulting firm providing public accounting and tax services, operations and management consulting, entrepreneurial services, information technology products and services, investment banking, human resource services, marketing services, retirement plan services, and wealth management. With more than 300 employees and eight offices located in Aurora, Chicago, Springfield, Rockford and Buffalo Grove, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; New York, New York; and Indianapolis, Indiana, Sikich serves individuals and small and middle market companies, as well as governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Visit to learn more.

Advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor.

Securities offered through Triad Advisors, Member FINRA/SIPC.

Sleeper Disbrow Morrison Tarro & Lively, LLC is a professional services firm providing public accounting, tax, business consulting, litigation support and business valuation services to a wide variety of clients in The Greater Decatur (IL) area. The firm has specialties in not-for-profit, government, agriculture, and employee benefit service areas.

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