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Family Business

Guide Your Family and Your Business to Prosperity

At Clark Nuber, we serve family members and family-owned businesses with equal focus and dedication. Our professionals have helped dozens of companies like yours navigate the unique situations that arise in family businesses: planning for succession and transition, maintaining the legacy of your business and the harmony of your family, planning for exit and retirement, and on.

Whether you want to expand your revenue base, keep more of your revenue, or need a plan to keep the business thriving for your children, our professionals are equipped to advise you for the short-term and the long-term. We are responsive to your questions, knowledgeable in business and family dynamics, and connected to a wealth of resources to help you and your family succeed for generations.

Specialized Services for You

Our professionals can advise you in specialized areas such as:

  • Governance, transition, board selection, and succession planning
  • Capitalization and financing
  • Business structuring and choice of entity consulting
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Executive and family compensation, including incentive plans
  • Retirement, estate planning, and insurance considerations


Jeff Garber

“We selected Clark Nuber because they work with a lot of private, closely-held businesses like ours and have other well-respected clients in the HVAC industry. Clark Nuber has more expertise and diversification than the smaller firms, and we get more attention from them than we would from the bigger firms. They’re responsive and professional and conduct themselves as our partners.”

Jeff Garber
Chief Financial Officer, Sunset Air

Connect with Us

Julie Eisenhauer

Julie feels right at home at Clark Nuber where her colleagues share her commitment to lifelong client relationships.

CPA | Shareholder

Jeff Pannell

Whether it's water skiing, golfing, scuba diving, spending time with family, or attending sporting events, when he's not hard at work in the office, Jeff can be found outdoors.

CPA, MST | Shareholder

Anthony “Skip” Smith

After years of a leadership role in youth sports, nothing at work can rock Skip’s boat.

CPA | Principal

Rick Cooley

Rick is an eclectic person, which is possibly the reason he’s a successful part of several different areas in the firm’s tax practice.

CPA | Shareholder

Dora Leung

Meet our own Dora the Explorer, and like the intrepid Nickelodeon heroine our Dora has a love of journeying to new places and learning new things.

CPA | Shareholder

Rene Schaefer

When she's not working in Bellevue, Rene can be found anchoring Clark Nuber's "south sound office" from her home in Lacey, Washington. In her downtime, Rene enjoys cooking, golfing, and traveling. So far, she has visited 40 different countries – and counting!

CPA, MST | Principal