Larsson, Woodyard & Henson, LLP

Paris, IL: 800-777-1985
Casey, IL: 866-895-2153
Terre Haute, IN: 866-883-2043
Tuscola, IL: 877-253-5146

Patrick E. Bell, CPA

Paris Office
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Although Patrick retired as a partner of the firm during 2010, he certainly has not retired from serving LWH's clients.  He continues to practice, while not on a full-time basis, but can easily be reached by contacting the Paris office.

If a varied background provides insight into the experiences and viewpoints of clients, Patrick should be well prepared. Before entering Indiana State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Pat spent six years on active and reserve status with the U.S. Navy, practiced as a barber for two years, and as an apprentice pressman in a printing company for a short time.

Patrick joined Larsson, Woodyard & Henson, LLP, in 1974. He has experience in services to various types of individual and business clients, estates and trusts, estate planning, income taxation and planning. He provides services to not-for-profit clients in Internal Revenue Service qualification and compliance and planning for private foundations. Since joining the firm, Pat has also participated to varying degrees in health care auditing and advisory services. Pat heads the motor sports area of our practice, providing services to race teams.

Pat has served as speaker at estate and income tax planning seminars sponsored both by Larsson, Woodyard & Henson, LLP, and in conjunction with other professionals. Prior to his retirement in 2010, he served as a partner for 29 years and also held titles of Administrative Partner and Partner-in-Charge of the Paris, Illinois, office. He has spoken before the Central Illiana Estate Planning Council in Terre Haute, Indiana and has assisted organizations in communicating planned charitable giving opportunities. Patrick has also provided litigation support services, providing expert witness testimony in the estate and gift area.

Continuing education is a significant part of our professional responsibility. Patrick has attended courses sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal education, Indiana CPA Society, Missouri CPA Society, and the University of Notre Dame.

Pat has served the Paris and Edgar County communities by serving as Charter Treasurer and past President of the Edgar County Community Foundation and Past President of Paris Kiwanis Noon Club. He also served as past President of the Indiana State University Alumni Board of Directors and is a board member emeritus of the Indiana State University Foundation.

Leisure time is spent traveling, bicycling, and enjoying family activities with his wife, Susan, three sons, Joshua, Brandon and Nathan, and his grandchildren.

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Our Locations

1

Paris, Illinois

Phone: (217) 465-6494, Mail: paris@lwhpa.com
2

Casey, Illinois

Phone: (217) 932-5241, Mail: casey@lwhpa.com
3

Terre Haute, Indiana

Phone: (812) 242-2043, Mail: terrehaute@lwhpa.com
4

Tuscola, Illinois

Phone: (217) 253-5146, Mail: tuscola@lwhpa.com