Press Releases Jeff Newman Named Head of ORBA’s Tax Group


ORBA, one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Newman CPA, JD has been named as Head of the firm’s Tax Group.

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CHICAGO ORBA, one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Newman CPA, JD has been named as Head of the firm’s Tax Group.

Jeffrey Newman
Jeffrey Newman

“We are excited to have Jeff take the helm of the Tax Group,” said Mark Thomson, the firm’s Managing Director.  “He will bring the entire tax team together allowing ORBA to continue growing, providing great client service and creating excellent opportunities for advancement.”

Jeff Newman joined ORBA in 1983 and became a Director in 1988. He specializes in tax and litigation support and helps many family enterprises address a variety of complex financial issues. He frequently advises owners and family shareholders on tax and estate planning issues, and provides financial and tax planning for individual family members across multiple generations. Jeff works across many industries with extensive experience in the real estate, service, collection agencies and transportation sectors.

In addition, Jeff performs business valuations for purposes of merger or sale, divorce and estate planning. He has completed hundreds of valuations of closely-held businesses and pension accounts. He also provides expert witness testimony to support complex family and business disputes.

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Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) is a full-service accounting, tax and business consulting firm located in downtown Chicago serving privately-held companies, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. ORBA’s Certified Public Accountants have experience with accounting and assurance, business advisory services, financial and estate planning, fraud investigation, tax, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. With some of the highest levels of direct client involvement in the industry, ORBA is where clients go to build long-standing, meaningful and successful relationships with resourceful, proactive business and tax advisors. For more information, visit

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