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Richard Sgarlata

Richard  Sgarlata, Partner, Tax & Business
Tax & Business
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Richard (""Rick"") Sgarlata is a partner in the Tax & Business Services Division. As former president of Frost, Ruttenberg, & Rothblatt P.C., one of the largest full-service accounting firms in the Chicago region, he joined Marcum when the firms merged in 2015.

Rick Sgarlata has more than 40 years of experience as a CPA and consultant. His special expertise includes financial accounting and reporting for manufacturing entities, service businesses and healthcare providers. Among the services he provides are implementing financial accounting systems, reporting on financial statements, advising on mergers and acquisitions, and individual and corporate tax planning. In addition, he regularly advises individual and business clients on tax and financial opportunities, including developing financial strategies and solutions that benefit the company and its shareholders.

  • Developed gift and estate tax strategies for shareholders of an international manufacturer that resulted in estate tax savings to the family of $900,000.
  • Guided the implementation of retirement and employee benefit plan options for a human resources consulting firm resulting in $50,000 annual tax savings.
  • Counseled a family-owned wholesale building supply company with annual revenue of $5 million on a business succession plan transferring stock ownership to the third generation.
  • Arranged a due diligence engagement for a major Chicago bank proposing a $25 million refinancing of a health care organization.
  • Advised on the planning, documentation and implementation of charitable foundations for clients.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • DFK International, past member, Executive Committee; past president, 2010-2011
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Previously served on the advisory board of a Chicago bank
Subject Matter Expertise

Healthcare Providers
Manufacturing Entities
Service Businesses

Practice Focus


Bachelor of Science, Commerce
DePaul University

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