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Novogradac & Company LLP Opens an Office in St. Louis


CPA and Consulting Firm Grows National Presence with 15th Location

St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

Adding to its growing national presence, Novogradac & Company LLP opened an office in St. Louis on November 1, 2012. The move brings to 15 the number of offices that the San Francisco-based national certified public accounting and consulting firm has nationwide. Leading the firm's business activities in the St. Louis office will be Michael C. Kressig, CPA, a new partner with the firm. He will be joined by new firm principal Thomas J. Berry, new manager Tina Matzen and new supervisor Joan McKinney.

“St. Louis is home to several of Novogradac & Company's long term clients and we are excited to open an office in such a great city with such potential for growth,” said Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, managing partner of the San Francisco-based firm. “The partners at Novogradac & Company look forward to serving our clients in St. Louis with this new local presence, as well as reaching new clients in the region. We are also thrilled to be joined by Michael Kressig whose extensive experience and deep tax credit knowledge will ensure that our clients will receive the excellent service for which Novogradac & Company is known.”

“It's a privilege to join a firm with such a distinguished reputation for professional service and tax credit expertise,” said Mr. Kressig. “Novogradac & Company has risen to prominence in its field by delivering outstanding service and exceptional technical skill and I look forward to continuing in that tradition.” The St. Louis office will be located at 111 Westport Plaza Drive, Suite 600, St. Louis, MO 63146. Mr. Kressig says the new office will, among other tax and audit matters, specialize in working with clients participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and New Markets Tax Credit programs, as well as renewable energy and historic rehabilitation tax credits.

Prior to joining Novogradac & Company LLP, Mr. Kressig was partner in charge of Sabino & Company's Assurance Services Group, and directed the firm's Real Estate Services Practice Group. He has extensive experience in the real estate industry, particularly in the area of tax credit development, where he has been actively involved in low-income housing tax credit, historic rehabilitation tax credit and new markets tax credit transactions. His consulting expertise includes forecasts and projections, deal structuring and related services. Mr. Kressig received a degree in business administration, graduating summa cum laude from Rockhurst University. He is licensed in Missouri as a certified public accountant.

Mr. Berry has more than 30 years of experience, most recently at Sabino & Company. He has extensive experience in real estate, including tax consulting and compliance issues, financial modeling and deal structuring for historic rehabilitation and affordable housing tax credit projects. Mr. Berry previously worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. on the audit and tax staffs and for RubinBrown as a consultant. He earned a degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a master's degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Berry is licensed in Missouri as a certified public accountant.

Ms. Matzen also joins Novogradac & Company from Sabino & Company. She has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting and private industry. Her experience includes auditing, financial accounting, and consulting services for a wide array of small to mid-sized closely held companies. Ms. Matzen earned a master's degree in accounting from Truman State University. She is licensed in Missouri as a certified public accountant.

Ms. McKinney has more than 24 years of experience in cost and financial accounting, and specializes in working with Missouri's state historic tax credit, including providing client services related to cost certification and compliance. Before joining Novogradac & Company, she was a tax credit compliance manager for Sabino & Company. Ms. McKinney received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Illinois State University.

Novogradac & Company is a nationally recognized certified public accounting and consulting firm that serves clients in a broad range of industries, with a particular emphasis in real estate and the nonprofit and service sectors. The firm serves national clients and provides a full spectrum of audit, tax, valuation, litigation support and consulting services to both public and privately held enterprises. Novogradac & Company's primary practice area is in the affordable housing, community development and renewable energy industries, providing those sectors with services that include financial statement audits, tax return preparation and consulting.

In addition to its newest office in St. Louis, Novogradac & Company has offices in San Francisco and Long Beach, Calif., Portland, Ore., metro Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Detroit, Mich. and Kansas City, Mo., as well as in New York, N.Y., Boston, Mass., Dover, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, Austin, Texas, and Bellevue, Wash. For more information about Novogradac & Company LLP and its national accounting, consulting and valuation practice, please visit

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