Sports & Entertainment Expert Financial Guidance when there’s a lot on the line

As you focus your talent on the field, in the booth or on camera to deliver winning outcomes, ORBA’s tax, accounting, and advisory professionals help you build and protect financial strength.

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Our clients include professional athletes, broadcasters, coaches and entertainers. ORBA is one of the country’s elite tax and accounting firms providing vast experience, knowledge and personalized client service, all to help you make the most of your career achievements.




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Tax Services
  • Tax preparation for athletes and entertainers 
  • Duty day calculations and state income allocations
  • State residency considerations 
  • Multi-state income tax minimization strategies 
  • Maximization of state tax credits
  • Pre- and post-draft tax planning 
  • Free agency tax planning 
  • International tax minimization methods 
  • Itemized deduction strategies  
  • Retirement savings options
  • Gift and estate tax planning, compliance and preparation
  • Representation before the IRS, state and local taxing authorities
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Name, Image & Likeness (NIL)
  • Federal and state income tax preparation
  • Management of NIL income
  • Strategic tax advice and planning
  • Identification of deductible business expenses
Charitable Giving
  • Charitable contribution strategies
  • Private foundation considerations
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Consulting Services
  • Research and planning
  • Business entity selection
  • League benefits consultation
  • Insurance requirements analysis
  • Periodic tax law updates
  • Retirement planning
Financial Services
  • Bill pay services
  • Investment advisory services when needed
  • Collaboration with current financial advisory team
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over40 years Of High Performing Service To Clients In Chicago & Beyond

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Firm News


ORBA Adds Salt Lake City Office to its Accounting, Tax and Advisory Practice: Experienced Local CPA, Darin Fullmer, to Manage
SALT LAKE CITY — Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA), one of Chicago’s largest full-service accounting, tax and advisory firms, proudly announces the opening of its first office outside the Midwest in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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seminars & events


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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