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Our Story

M & R Ferber was founded in 1968 by Marion and Robert Ferber. Since then, we have been serving the local Chicagoland community by providing outstanding service at a reasonable cost. In 1998, the firm was acquired by Lucretia Perrone. Our range of services and team has grown throughout the years to ensure that we are constantly exceeding our client’s expectations.



Our logo is a cartoon of the original founding partner Robert (Bob) Ferber during the hectic tax season! The drawing was created by one of our very own clients back in the 1970’s.

Lucretia Perrone, EA

(773)589-0692 ext.1

Lucretia (Lu) has been part of the M&R Ferber team since 1973 and acquired the firm in 1998. Prior to purchasing M&R Ferber, Lu served as the Controller and a founding partner of FPM Heat Treating in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. She is an enrolled agent with the IRS and has been serving our clients for over 40 years. She specializes in providing tax compliance, planning, and consulting services to individuals and commercial businesses. She has assisted clients with entity structuring, corporate formations, dissolutions, and fiduciary tax matters.

Patrick Devine, CPA

(773)589-0692 ext.2

Patrick holds a B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration: Finance from Augustana College and is a certified public accountant licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. He has held accounting positions in retail, manufacturing, not-for-profit, oil and energy, and public accounting. He specializes in providing compliance, planning, and consulting services to tax-exempt organizations and their taxable affiliates. He has served not-for-profit organizations ranging from small family private foundations to large multi-state healthcare systems. In addition, he has extensive experience with personal income tax returns, trusts, estates, and gift tax returns.

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