The BERO Group Expands into Chicago


The BERO Group has expanded into Chicago. We have opened our new office in the financial district of The Loop at 200 W Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1300, providing our Chicago clients greater accessibility to our team.

“Chicago is a natural expansion choice for our team and our clients,” says Rick Bero, Managing Director of The BERO Group. “Our team has worked with Chicago and Illinois attorneys and businesses for many years.  It’s the perfect time for us to have a local team on the ground to serve our many Chicago and Illinois clients.  We could not be more excited about our new team members.  They are all are outstanding, and, importantly for us, embrace our firm culture and personalities.  We know they will contribute, and help expand The BERO Group’s standards of excellence.”

Deb Temkin, Director, joined The BERO Group in July as our first new team member located in Chicago.   Deb is responsible for growing the firm’s presence in the Chicago and Illinois market and also provides attorneys and corporate clients with consulting services in the areas of forensic accounting and investigations.  Prior to joining The BERO Group, Deb spent most of her career working for a Big 4 auditing and consulting firm.  Deb is a CFE.  Deb can be reached at

As of October 1, three additional team members  joined The BERO Group in Chicago: Jim McGovern (Senior Director), Jack Lazarczyk (Director), and Deirdre Walton (Office Administrator and Web Designer).  Jim, Jack and Deirdre are all formerly of McGovern & Greene, a boutique firm in which Jim was a founding partner.

Jim brings extensive testimony and consulting experience to the team.  He has served as a consultant and expert witness for more than 25 years.  Jim’s varied experience focuses matters involving complex financial and economic damage issues, spanning a broad range of cases, including those stemming from construction claims, contract disputes, intellectual property infringement, business interruption or devastation, shareholder/partnership disputes, business and lost personal earnings.  Prior to founding McGovern & Greene,  Jim was a partner in a mid-size accounting practice, a partner in a boutique litigation/construction claims practice, and a divisional controller at a NYSE traded company.  Jim is a CPA, CFF and CVA. Jim can be reached at

Jack specializes in construction claims and dispute resolution, contract accounting, lost profits, business interruptions, damages assessments, and contractor/vendor audits.  Jack started his professional career as an architect and has a deep understanding of the construction industry.  Jack also provided financial management services at a capital projects department of a major municipal park system and a large architectural and engineering services firm.   Jack is also a CPA and a CVA.  Jack can be reached at

Deirdre is our Chicago office manager, administrator and web designer.  She can be reached at

Attorneys and companies seeking The BERO Group’s expertise can continue to reach out to the Milwaukee based team at (262) 522-7920 or contact our Chicago team directly.

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