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Frank L. Washelesky, CPA, JD, CVA, PFS


Phone: 312.670.6235

Fax: 312.670.8301

Email: fwashelesky@orba.com

“There's nothing more satisfying than transferring business ownership, with all parties excited to take on new roles to keep the business moving in the right direction.”


Frank is both a CPA and an attorney with more than 25 years of experience representing closely-held businesses, their owners and executives.

His main focus is on advising clients through the diverse stages of their careers. From start-up through exit, Frank is highly experienced in creating value and navigating businesses to success. He is particularly adept in helping his clients plan and execute successful and smooth ownership transitions.

Frank is considered a thought leader in his field, both lecturing and authoring articles on business succession planning, business valuations, choice of entity, estate and personal financial planning, and other tax issues.


Frank uses his experience to see the road ahead and help businesses succeed. His diverse background allows him to play a key role in each stage of a business’s development and help the owners and executives meet their personal goals as well.

He enables start-up ventures to begin life on the right foot by helping them with entity and tax structuring issues, financing and capital funding. As the business grows, Frank helps continue their success through cash flow analysis and budgeting, tax and value enhancement strategies.

Once a business matures, Frank’s business succession and merger/acquisition planning expertise comes into play, as well as his deep understanding of personal estate and financial planning. He delivers a significant advantage during this time by knowing that a successful transaction requires both the objective financing and deal structure, as well as the more subjective work of helping the involved parties transition into their new roles.

Outside of the Office

Frank loves exploring and encountering challenging milestones. He enjoys photography and outdoor activities with his family. They can often be found hiking, camping, fishing and canoeing near Starved Rock, where Frank was raised, and throughout the Midwest. Frank and his family also enjoy geocaching around the city and wherever they are visiting.

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