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Shelly K. Bedford, CPA, MST, CVA


Managing Partner

Shelly K. Bedford, CPA, MST, CVA is the managing partner at Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth. She joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2006. A multi-state tax specialist, she has an extensive background working with closely held and family operated businesses. Shelly performs advisory, tax, financial statements and succession planning services and oversees the tax department at DGN. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Michigan Association of CPAs. Shelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Denver. 

Services & Expertise

  • Tax Planning & Preparation
  • Multistate & International Tax
  • Research & Development Credits
  • Succession Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Family & Closely Held Businesses
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Economic Development Foundation Board
  • Munson Healthcare Foundation Planned Giving Council
  • Kiwanis Club of Traverse City