Lee Mandel

After graduating with a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Michigan, Lee went to work for the IRS as an auditor. He also worked for the Criminal Fraud Division. From there he moved to Seidman BDO, a public accounting firm, where he consulted with small and mid-size companies on an array of business and compliance issues. Following his time at Seidman BDO, Lee moved to First Chicago Bank (now Chase) where he worked in mergers and acquisitions. Next came Foote, Cone & Belding, a nationally renowned advertising agency, where he gained valuable global experience in tax management.

Since opening his own practice, Lee has served on several boards, ranging from St. Paul Federal Bank in Chicago to privately-held businesses across the country, as well as various non-profit organizations including Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. A popular lecturer and speaker, Lee has taught as an adjunct business professor for the College of DuPage as well as Aurora University. He has also served as a guest host on a radio show talking about all things tax. An entertaining, though slightly frenetic speaker, Lee has become a favorite speaker for several associations and groups where he combines an occasionally off-beat sense of humor with his diverse knowledge of all things business and taxes. While most people don’t find taxes funny, Lee uses humor to teach valuable principles to his audiences.

Aside from his professional “everything taxes” side, Lee is a musician and an artist. He has been a guitarist in Rock-n-Roll bands and currently spends his days off as a landscape artist. He’s not your stereotypical accountant. He’s your right-brained and left-brained tax guy and a real people person with an interest in leveraging his years of accounting and consultation experience to find solutions to your toughest tax and business problems.