Thaddeus B. Zaleski, CPA

Thaddeus B. Zaleski, CPA

Tax Member

Experience Highlights

Ted has been in public accounting since 1968, two years part time while in school, two years split between audit and tax, and the last thirty-eight years strictly tax. Prior to the time of founding Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, all his experience was with medium size national CPA firms; S.D. Leidesdorf & Co. (merged with Ernst & Young) and Laventhol & Horwath in Chicago and Indianapolis. The last four and one-half years at Laventhol & Horwath were in Indianapolis as head of the tax department. His experience has encompassed every area of taxation with an emphasis on real estate in Chicago and Indianapolis, both with very small clients and large clients with receipts approaching $100,000,000, including multi-state work in all industries. He has also worked extensively with individuals, partnerships, trusts and exempt organizations, and he was part of the National Health Care Tax Specialist Team at Laventhol & Horwath.

Ted had responsibility for the tax related work on many large audits and several publicly traded clients and had involvement with taxing authorities from office audit agents to regional counsel on matters related to tax court cases. His responsibilities include extensive work with syndications. He also had involvement with training programs on a local and national level and has written articles for professional publications. He has also written a chapter in a book on Hospital Taxation and has lectured at local and national programs.

Ted has responsibility of overseeing the technical aspects of the Tax department and has client involvement and consulting in all areas of the practice. He has also been involved in IRS audits of projects with LIHTC and individual partners in those projects.


B.S.C., DePaul University − Chicago, Illinois

Professional Organizations

-Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants-Tax Division
-Member, Indiana CPA Society
-Currently, Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Indiana CPA Society