Richard Nechtow, CPA

Rich Nechtow, CPA

Member Emeritus

“My professional emphasis has always been to provide our clients with the highest level of personal service possible. The continued complexity of our professional standards and tax rules has increased the need to develop our intellectual horizons. The structure of Weltman Bernfield allows us to better serve the needs of our clients by offering an expansive range of services with a heightened technical awareness to meet their individual needs.”

Richard Nechtow began his retirement process on December 31, 2015, after more than forty years of experience providing tax guidance. He remains available to ensure a smooth client transition.

Prior to the formation of Weltman Bernfield, Richard was a Partner with Weltman, Katz, Mikell and Nechtow, a firm serving the Chicagoland community for more than fifty years. A native Chicagoan and father of two, Rich is an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, and Chicago sports fan.

Specializations & Expertise:

  • Federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax planning and administration
  • Tax guidance
  • Wealth transfer planning for high-net-worth individuals
  • Family wealth and business planning
  • Charitable giving and succession planning for closely-held businesses
  • Family groups
  • Business owners
  • Executives
  • Individuals

Memberships & Education:

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Accounting from Roosevelt University
  • Post-graduate course work in taxation at DePaul University

Community Involvement:

  • Lecturer at Roosevelt University