Dan Karnatz

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Dan Karnatz



— Practice Group: 
Estate & Trust Services
— Practice Group: 
Tax Services

Dan is a Partner at Porte Brown who operates out of the firm’s Elk Grove Village office. He leads the Estate and Trust department where he assists clients and other professionals with estate and gift tax planning and the related tax preparation. Dan is also a member of the Tax Services practice where he provides tax and advisory services for businesses and individuals. Furthermore, Dan is actively involved in providing accounting & advisory, business consulting, and valuation and transition planning services for closely held businesses.

Dan enjoys his role at Porte Brown because it allows him the opportunity to help small businesses, organizations, and individuals achieve their goals. He believes it is very important for his clients to have a trusted advisor who will offer guidance and advice that will help lead to their financial success.


Estate & Trust Services

Business Valuations and Transition/Succession Planning

Tax Planning and Preparation

Accounting Advisory Services


B.S., Business Administration (double major in Finance and Economics), Valparaiso University


Certified Public Accountant

Certified Valuation Analyst

Civic and Professional Involvement

American Institute of Certified Public Accounts: Member

Illinois CPA Society: Member

National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts: Member

Trusted Advisors Council: Member

PrimeGlobal: Member

Greater North Shore Estate & Financial Planning Council: Member

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Did You Know?

At Porte Brown we know that interesting people make for interesting stories. We pride ourselves on being relatable professionals with family, friends, interesting hobbies, and a deep appreciation for individual growth!

Did you know Dan...

Plays the guitar!

Played baseball in college!

Loves playing 16-inch softball, a Chicago pastime!

Went skydiving!

Loves coaching his kids’ sports teams!

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