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DGN Named One of America’s Best Tax Firms 2021 by Forbes Magazine

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth (DGN), northern Michigan’s largest locally owned, full-service public accounting firm, was named one of America’s Best Tax Firms for 2021 by Forbes Magazine. Of the 278 firms selected, DGN was the only one based in northern Michigan.

“It’s an honor for DGN to be recognized once again by Forbes as one of the Best Tax Firms in the nation,” said managing partner Shelly Bedford. “This recognition demonstrates our firm’s commitment to client service, advanced training, teamwork, and delivering results to our clients, staff and colleagues.”

Forbes and Statista created the Tax and Accounting Firms award list through an independent survey of tax and accounting professionals who provided thousands of recommendations. Respondents were recruited via an online survey as well as through a carefully profiled online-access panel. Recommendations from professionals working at tax and accounting firms (peers) as well as professionals working with tax and accounting firms (clients) were considered in equal measure. Self-recommendations were excluded from the analysis and multiple quality reviews were conducted prior to publication.

You can read the Forbes article and see the entire list here.

Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth is northern Michigan’s largest, locally owned, full-service public accounting firm. Founded in 1973, and with locations in both Traverse City and Petoskey, our highly trained staff are dedicated to providing outstanding accounting, tax, and consulting services to businesses and clients throughout Michigan and beyond. DGN's guiding principle is – Our clients’ success is our business.

The DGN team is led by several partners with broad expertise in public accounting and its many services:

  • Thomas E. Gartland, MBA, Founding Partner, Retired
  • Brad P. Niergarth, CPA
  • James G. Shumate, CPA, MST
  • Robert C. Thompson, CPA, CVA, MBA
  • Michael D. Shaw, Retired
  • Mary F. Krantz, CPA, CHBC
  • Shelly K. Bedford, CPA, MST, CVA
  • Heidi M. Wendel, CPA, CFE
  • Shelly A. Ashmore, CPA, MST
  • James M. Taylor, CPA, CFP®
  • Trina B. Edwards, CPA, CGFM
  • John A. Blair, CPA
  • James V. Cusenza, CPA
  • Laurie A. Bamberg, CPA