Jefferson Wells Acquires The Gelber Organization

Acquisition Enhances Jefferson Wells’ State and Local Tax Expertise

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jefferson Wells, a global provider of tax, finance and accounting, internal audit and controls, and technology risk management-related services, today announced it has acquired The Gelber Organization, a New Jersey-based State and Local Tax consulting firm.

The acquisition, completed on Aug. 27, will enhance Jefferson Wells’ rapidly growing tax practice by expanding its services and capabilities in the highly technical arena of State and Local Tax.

“Jefferson Wells is in a unique position to enhance our clients’ tax functions with The Gelber Organization’s deep expertise and talent, extending our services and expanding our ability to meet the growing client demand for State and Local Tax consulting,” said Michael Touhey, president and chief operating officer of Jefferson Wells.

“We are excited to have the Gelber team join our global tax practice.”

The Gelber Organization is a tax-services firm located in Edison, N.J., with experience in a full range of State and Local Tax consulting services. The organization’s expanded capabilities and expertise, including sales and use recovery, state income tax controversy and audit defense, will be featured in Jefferson Wells’ new State and Local Tax Center of Expertise.

“By joining Jefferson Wells’ global network of highly experienced professionals, resources and service offerings, this move allows us to better serve our clients,” said Arthur Gelber, president of The Gelber Organization. “Jefferson Wells is a well-respected firm, and its professionals are highly regarded in the community, making it an excellent fit for The Gelber Organization’s strong client focus.”

In conjunction with the acquisition of The Gelber Organization, Jefferson Wells is formally establishing its third Tax Center of Expertise, which will focus on client needs in the State and Local Tax area. This new Center of Expertise complements the two existing Centers of Expertise, which are focused on Transfer Pricing and Tax Accounting Automation.

Myron Vansickel, currently the tax director of the firm’s Capital Region office, will lead the new State and Local Tax Center of Expertise.

Paul Sassano, global practice leader of Jefferson Wells’ Tax Practice, said, “The addition of The Gelber Organization’s personnel, and the formation of our newest Center of Expertise, provides our clients with a full suite of compliance and specialty tax services. I am very excited to offer our clients the strength and talent of our combined abilities.”

The tax practice of Jefferson Wells provides federal, state, local and international tax consulting services to corporations worldwide. Jefferson Wells’ tax services add significant value to its clients – from reducing compliance and administrative burdens to assisting on strategy and planning – and address the technical demands, personnel and operational concerns, and compliance and reporting issues that challenge every organization.

For more information, visit or call 800-826-5099. About Jefferson Wells Jefferson Wells ( delivers professional services in the areas of internal audit and controls, technology risk management, tax, and finance and accounting. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Jefferson Wells serves clients, including Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, from offices worldwide.

Jefferson Wells is an independently operating, wholly owned subsidiary of Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN).