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McGladrey Enhances National Private Client Services State and Local Tax Services

Randy Abeles to lead private client services, Tony Urban to lead state and local tax


CHICAGO, IL – McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, which operates under the McGladrey brand as the nation's fifth largest provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, recently enhanced its focus on private client and state and local tax services by naming new national service line leaders: Randy Abeles for private client services and Tony Urban for state and local tax.

In their new roles, Abeles and Urban will be responsible for working with other national service line and regional tax leaders across the firm to provide clients with access to world-class resources to drive their success.

"Growing organizations – from owner-managed businesses to public companies and national nonprofits – are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities due to new regulations, economic uncertainty and globalization," said Jeff Seidel, national leader – tax consulting services. "McGladrey has deep understanding of the issues these organizations face, and unparalleled experience to help them reach their goals. Randy's and Tony's leadership will boost collaboration across all lines of business, and enhance delivery systems and technical expertise to ensure that McGladrey provides clients with the services they need."

Abeles has more than 30 years of tax and personal financial planning experience. His knowledge of individual tax issues and all areas of asset protection, combined with his experience in all areas of investment, enable him to develop tax-efficient investment plans to help clients achieve their financial objective. Abeles has a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S.T. degree from DePaul University. He is based out of the firm's Chicago office.

Urban has been a McGladrey partner for 10 years, and previously served as the national leader of the firm's cost segregation practice. During his career, Urban has been involved in the coordination and delivery of numerous tax services, including mergers/acquisitions, corporate restructurings, due diligence, domestic and international transfer pricing, R&E (research and experimentation) tax credits, cost segregation, SOX, FAS 109 and all areas of state and local taxation. He has performed these services for a variety of manufacturing, financial institution, retail, wholesale, construction, service, transportation and information technology clients. Prior to joining McGladrey, Urban served in numerous tax roles with two of the Big Four accounting firms. Urban graduated with B.S. degrees in accounting and economics from Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. He also has a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Urban is based out of the firm's Omaha office.

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Terri Andrews
Director, National Public Relations



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