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About Our Firm

Our Bottom Line: To Serve and Protect

Our primary goal is to protect you from time-consuming and costly government audits. We make sure you are in complete compliance with all regulations, while maintaining strategic creativity in approach. We keep our fees reasonable because we know our financial success depends on yours.

Our Firm Credo: We're All in This Together

It took years to assemble an office staff that collaborates at the level of efficiency we've cultivated. Every member of our team is the best at what he or she does, while complementing one another's skills along the way. It is our exceptional teamwork that enables us to give you the best possible service at reasonable cost.

Our Team

Robert H. Lewin

Robert@RHL1040.com Loyola University
Enrolled Agent

Firm President Robert Lewin has created a successful accounting practice based on referrals because he cares so much about protecting his clients. His goal is to make their lives easier.

His motto is simply: I'll handle it.

Whether it's with his own office staff, or with you and your associates, he always motivates the people around him to work together toward a common goal.

Robert believes that collaboration works best with knowledge. He is careful to make certain that his clients understand the tax and accounting process, and is more than willing to comb through client financial statements to explain where their money is going, and where it might be better used to their advantage.

Before founding Robert H. Lewin, Ltd., Robert was a partner at H. Leftwich & Associates Ltd., where he worked with healthcare clientele. Even earlier, he served as an outsourced controller for an international, publicly held company in Chicago. He began his career as a Staff Accountant and Auditor for Harris, Kerr & Foster, a CPA firm specializing in the hospitality and retail industries. Robert graduated from Loyola University in Chicago, and first learned to protect and to serve as a Staff Sergeant for the United States Army Reserve.

Robert H. Lewin Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS)
  • National Society of Accountants, Member
  • Independent Accountants Association Illinois, Member
  • Rotary Club of Wilmette, Member - 12 years
  • Wilmette Rotary Club, Treasurer - 10 years
  • Carx Muffler Shop Franchisor, Former Member, Board of Directors

Cheryl Fraelick

Cheryl@RHL1040.com University of Southern California with a B.S. in Accounting

Our Senior Accountant and Tax Consultant, Cheryl Fraelick, is in charge of our Accounting and Tax Department. Our clients are quick to recognize that she is extremely thorough in her work and patient in her attitude. They also appreciate her impressive expertise, as well as her ability to make them feel comfortable. As a member of our staff for nine years, Cheryl supervises the firm when Robert Lewin is out of the office. She graduated from USC with a B.S. in Accounting, and passed the CPA exam in 1983. Cheryl enjoys bicycling, traveling, and playing in competitive tennis leagues.

Blake Lewin

Blake@RHL1040.com U.S. Navy Veteran

Our Office Manager, Blake Lewin, joined the Robert H. Lewin accounting team in 2014, providing bookkeeping services to our clients, including one-on-one QuickBooks training, and is in charge of client payroll and tax reports.

Most importantly, however, Blake leads us in our daily trust-falls and group hugs, while providing important office witticisms and lunchtime debates. He is our in-house DJ and part-time Jester.

Kathryn Beech

Kathryn@RHL1040.com University of San Diego and DePaul University

Kathryn was hired in January 2016 as a staff accountant and is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. She has experience in Personal, Partnership, and Corporate taxes. She graduated from DePaul University in 2010 with a Master’s of Science in Accountancy and is in the process of studying for her Enrolled Agent exam.

Paige Block

University of Missouri - Columbia

Paige joined the team in 2017 and is our office admin as well as blogger and website editor. She graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a degree in English (Creative Writing emphasis) and a minor in Theatre.