SOURCE: Sikich LLP

Sikich LLP

January 26, 2010 10:10 ET

Sikich LLP and St. Louis Accounting Firm Stelmacki, Cochran & Sauerburger, P.C. Announce Merger

AURORA, IL--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Jim Sikich, CEO of Sikich LLP, announces that Sikich has entered into a merger agreement with the tax, consulting, accounting, and auditing practice of Stelmacki, Cochran & Sauerburger, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri. The merger is effective January 1, 2010. Stelmacki, Cochran & Sauerburger, P.C. will operate under the Sikich name in their current location.

"We are very pleased to join forces with Stelmacki, Cochran & Sauerburger," said Jim Sikich. "Our business philosophies, client service approach, and client profiles complement one another, and together we can offer a wider range of services and expertise to our clients."

Stelmacki, Cochran & Sauerburger, P.C. partners, L. Michael Stelmacki, CPA; James M. Cochran, CPA; David P. Sauerburger, CPA; and Richard F. Provaznik, CPA; will join Sikich as partners. The 19 Stelmacki, Cochran & Sauerburger, P.C. personnel will be joined by staff from Sikich's Earth City technology office and operate as the St. Louis, Missouri office of Sikich.

"Although we have separate histories we have always shared a common objective: to ensure absolute customer satisfaction. Combined, our two firms can capitalize on the years of experience, and a broader base of industry-specific knowledge, creating an even stronger presence in the St. Louis area," said Michael Stelmacki, CPA, Senior Partner, Stelmacki, Cochran & Sauerburger, P.C.

The partners of Stelmacki, Cochran & Sauerburger, P.C. 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 that their interests are our primary concern. We will do all that we can to make the process seamless and transparent, while maintaining Stelmacki, Cochran & Sauerburger, P.C.'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 and design services, retirement plan services, and wealth management. With more than 350 employees and ten offices located in Aurora, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Decatur, Naperville, Rockford, Springfield, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; and New York, New York, Sikich serves individuals and small and middle market companies, as well as governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Visit www.sikich.com to learn more.

Advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Securities offered through Triad Advisors, Member FINRA/SIPC.

Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sikich LLP, is registered as a broker dealer with the Securities Exchange Commission and is a member of FINRA and SIPC.

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