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Kalman K. Shiner, CPA


Phone: 312.670.7444

Fax: 312.670.8301

Email: kshiner@orba.com

“We work together at ORBA sharing our experience, expertise and understanding, to deliver the highest possible service to our clients.”


Kal has more than 40 years of experience providing accounting, tax and business consulting services to business owners in many industries, including real estate, distribution, professional services, and manufacturing, to name a few.  He is Chair of the firm's Law Firm Group.  Kal specializes in identifying strategies that benefit business owners, finding ways to preserve their funds and making sure they are in the most advantageous tax position possible.

As one of the original founding directors, Kal helped establish Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. in 1977.   Prior to that, he was a partner and staff associate with the national firm of Laventhol & Horwath for seven years and with Miller, Mandell & Company for six years.


What most differentiates Kal, and the accounting firm he helped found, is the continual focus on clients and being responsive to their needs.  Along with tenaciously fighting to help clients keep the most money in their pocket, he believes personalized service is why people remain loyal to him and ORBA.

Kal’s focus on being readily available and in constant communication with his clients ensures he is delivering the best advice at each stage of their personal and businesses’ lives.  His experience also enables him to plan for the different possible scenarios his client might not be able to predict.

The experience and technical abilities that Kal has have been sought after to benefit others in his field.  He has lectured on accounting and auditing at Roosevelt University, and he has been a discussion leader at various Illinois CPA Society seminars.

Outside of the Office

When not exercising three or four times a week, Kal enjoys volunteering at his synagogue and traveling.  His travels have taken him and his wife to cosmopolitan areas throughout Europe, South America and the Middle East.  But traveling for them is always best when they are heading out to see their ten grandchildren.

Civic Activities

  • Argosy University
    Former Board Member, Audit Committee
  • Associated Talmud Torahs
    Former Board Member
  • Congregation K.I.N.S. 
  • Jewish United Fund
    Member, CARE Committee
  • Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School
    Former Chairman, Accountant's Division Former Board Member and President
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