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About Us

About the Firm

Founded in 1973, Burton Partners LLC is an innovative Chicagoland certified public accounting and consulting firm with uncompromising integrity and professionalism dedicated to providing quality services to our clients. We accomplish this by establishing and maintaining close professional relationships with our clients. What truly sets us apart is the premium we place on personal attention.

The Burton team of professionals brings varying degrees of expertise from a variety of industries that offer unique perspectives and fresh ideas, carefully and responsibly guiding you to financial success.

Our philosophy has always been to provide the technical expertise of a regional or national firm with the close personal attention of a local firm. Through comprehensive tax and financial planning, we assist our clients in achieving their unique financial goals.

Principals

Our Team

Cathleen G. McClendon, CPA

Partner

Areas of Expertise and Background:

Ms. McClendon began her accounting career in 1985 in tax, financial and benefits consulting for closely held businesses and individuals. She specializes in employee benefit planning with a concentration in Qualified Retirement Plans.

Education and Memberships:

Ms. McClendon is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Marquette University. She is an active member of the Illinois CPA society and various community and charitable groups.

Gary S. Spencer, CPA

Partner

Areas of Expertise and Background:

Mr. Spencer began his career in 1989 in public accounting. He specializes in tax and retirement planning for closely held corporations and their shareholders and financial planning for high net worth individuals.

Education and Memberships:

Mr. Spencer is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Valparaiso University with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. He also holds a Series 7 securities brokerage license and a Series 66 Registered Investment Advisory license. He is an active member in the Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Rotary Club and various business associations.

John N. Kuechel, CPA

Partner

Areas of Expertise and Background:

Mr. Kuechel began his accounting career in 1989 in tax and financial planning for individuals and closely held corporations. He specializes in tax planning for closely held corporations and their shareholders.

Education and Memberships:

Mr. Kuechel is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He is a member of the Illinois CPA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and various community and charitable groups.

Jeffrey L. Roth, CPA

Partner

Areas of Expertise and Background:

Mr. Roth began his accounting career in 1990 in public accounting. In his spare time, he is an active member in the One Step At A Time program that provides services for children with cancer.

Education and Memberships:

Mr. Roth is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree from DePaul University. He is a member of the Illinois CPA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce.