Law Firms and Lawyers Helping high performers outpace the competition

ORBA understands the unique financial and operational challenges law firms and lawyers face. Multistate offices, partnership changes, mergers, managing cash flow and investing for future growth are considerations that require thorough analysis and expert input. For more than 40 years, our Law Firm Group has been providing accounting for law firms and individual attorneys with the accounting, tax, consulting and litigation support services to maintain robust and successful practices.

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As one of the largest public accounting firms in Chicago, ORBA is the trusted choice of lawyers and law firms. We deliver the proactive personal attention and team engagement found in small firms, along with the breadth of services, capabilities and resources of a large firm. We also serve legal clients with multi-state and international needs.

Future-focused resourcefulness


  • Shareholder agreements/operating agreements
  • Partner buy-ins/buy-outs
  • Partner retirement
  • Retirement plans
  • Long-term strategic planning
  • Firm valuations
  • Class action accounting administration


  • Tax planning and consulting
  • New partner tax assistance
  • Experience preparing federal, state and multistate tax returns for law firms, as well as for individual attorneys


  • Financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
  • Trust account reconciliations
  • Agreed upon procedure engagements
  • Employee benefit plan audits
  • Internal control and analysis
  • Prepare comprehensive financial statements using various methods including accrual, cash or income tax basis
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Litigation Support

  • Expert witness in financial-related matters
  • Crafting discovery requests, formulating strategy, reviewing documents, mining data and preparing for deposition of witnesses
  • Testimony for both jury  and bench trials, as well as before arbitration panels
  • Financial and tax consulting, and testimony in marital dissolution actions

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ORBA Joins the BDO Alliance USA
ORBA, one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, has joined the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently-owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals.


ORBA will gladly provide you with hard copies of the useful guides listed below. Select which guides you would like to receive and submit the form below.

  • Tax Pocket Guide
  • Tax Planning Guide
  • Records Retention Schedule
  • Auto, Travel & Business Log

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