Richard L. Bartholomew
Richard is a shareholder and the Director of Tax Services for the accounting firm of Girardot, Strauch and Co. P. C. located in Lafayette, Indiana. After graduating Cum Laude from IU School of Law-Indianapolis in 1981, Richard joined the accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand in Indianapolis. Since then, he has worked in the private industry as well as public accounting firms. Richard is a frequent presenter for continuing legal education (for Lawyers) and continuing professional education (for CPAs) courses, including the 2004 and 2005, AICPA National Conference on Federal Taxes, the Indiana Bar Association, approximately 15 state CPA societies. He has also been a presenter for the 44th and 55th Annual Minnesota State Tax Conference, the Ohio State Tax Institute and Bisk educational tapes with over 2,000 video subscribers. Richard has also edited several courses for state CPA societies including Estate Planning, and Advance Partnership Taxation. Richard has also worked extensively on Internal Revenue Service examinations. One in particular lasted more than three years, went to the national office of the IRS two separate times, and involved tax, penalties, and interest in excess of $7 million.