Baker Tilly Acquires Detroit-based Accounting Firm Wolinski & Co.


Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, a national accounting firm with operations in Southfield, has signed an agreement to merge with Detroit-based Wolinski & Co., an accounting and consulting firm located at Stroh River Place. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“(Wolinski & Co.) share our solutions-driven approach and have a long track record of delivering results for clients,” says Alan Whitman, CEO-elect at Baker Tilly. “The combination will solidify our expertise in key strategic areas, and is a fit with our commitment to providing exceptional client service.”

Marina Houghton, Wolinski’s founder and president, will become the managing partner of Baker Tilly’s Michigan practice, while the firm’s 20 employees will become Baker Tilly employees. Baker Tilly of Michigan has about 130 employees. The firm will keep Wolinski’s office.

“We are pleased to now have a Detroit office, which reinforces our commitment to serving our clients both in the city and regionally,” Whitman says.

Wolinski has served numerous organizations in the region over the last 25 years, including hospitals, county and municipal governments, and Beyond Basics, a nonprofit that pairs certified tutors with Detroit Public Schools students to boost their reading and writing skills.

Chicago-based Baker Tilly has offices across the country with about 2,500 employees.