Anne Asato, CPA, MST


Anne joined the Firm in 1987 after spending six years at Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young). She specializes in taxation of decedents, estates, and trusts and is an integral part of F&H’s fiduciary income tax group. Anne manages the fiduciary side of our firm’s bank practice where we are essentially the in-house tax department for various banks and law firms. Anne also has extensive experience in expatriate taxation.

Anne is a member of the AICPA, IL CPA Society, Chicago Women Leaders, and the Northwest Indiana Influential Women’s Association.

At Christmas, consider yourself lucky if you are a recipient of one of her 100 trays of home baked cookies, absolutely delicious! In the spring and summer, you’ll find Anne with her hands dirty out in her garden. Anne is also a classical music aficionado, has dreams to whale watch in Alaska and see the sights Europe has to offer.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Individual Taxation
  • Decedent, Estate & Trust Taxation
  • Expatriate Taxation
Our partners and staff are committed to quality, it is the cornerstone of everything we do. We take pride in establishing long-lasting client relationships and receiving new client
referrals. We are known for innovative thinking and accuracy; our answers are creative, well researched and correct.


We are proactive in our approach and bring a wealth of expertise to each client relationship. Because most of our partners are also teachers, having taught at local universities or professional societies and various forums, we are up to date on tax law issues and we bring the most current information to each engagement.


We take pride in our availability. We are there for our clients, in person and when and where they need us. Because the engagement team remains the same, you will talk to someone who knows your individual situation and understands your concerns each time you call. Our partners are ultimately involved in all aspects of each engagement and do not merely act as figurehead leaders.


Because we are a medium-sized firm, we take pride in our ability to tailor our services to meet your specific needs. We recognize that each engagement is unique and we thoroughly investigate each situation to provide a customized approach.

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