F. Joseph Baker


“I enjoy the people I work with — our clients, HB staff and the shareholder group. We’ve grown up together. Every day presents new challenges, and those challenges are what keep the job exciting and fresh.”

Joe is the shareholder in charge of our Tax Services Department. He is responsible for tax research, as well as reviewing and approving all significant positions taken by the Firm in our tax practice. Joe oversees our staff in income tax education and the quality control review of tax returns. He has considerable experience in income tax planning for individuals, corporations, and partnerships, in addition to estate tax planning, business succession planning, and other areas relating to taxation. Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science degree in taxation from DePaul University. In 1984, he became a shareholder in our Firm.

He and his wife, Karen, reside in Eureka, and have three grown children, four grandsons, and four granddaughters. He enjoys golf, hiking and community activities.

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