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Ed Wilkin co-founded WilkinGuttenplan in 1983. He has over 40 years of experience helping family-owned and closely held businesses manage the challenges in today’s business environment. His clients cover a variety of industries, including retail, wholesaling, real estate, construction, distribution, manufacturing, consulting, health care services, law firms, and other professional practices. Ed has assisted clients with their audit and accounting requirements, securing financing, mergers and acquisitions, planning and implementing business and tax strategies. He prides himself on always being available for his clients when they need help.

As part of his extensive real estate practice, Ed serves various clients in the real estate industry, including commercial, residential, office and medical property developers, owners/investors, managers, and brokers. He works with a diverse assortment of properties, including residential homes, apartment buildings, condominiums, cooperative corporations and townhome communities, low-income housing, including issues related to government regulations (HUD, low-income housing credits), golf course communities, shopping centers, parking facilities, offices, and commercial buildings.

Ed’s expertise in litigation support includes expert witness testimony. He has produced reports and served as an expert in many areas, including shareholder disputes, fraud and embezzlement losses, professional malpractice, probate matters, contractual disputes, lost revenue and profits, and valuations.

Prior to co-founding WilkinGuttenplan, Ed was a partner with a regional CPA firm.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA License: New Jersey
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Professional and Civic Achievements:

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
  • Former Member of the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • Past President and former Board Member, Community Associations Institute – New Jersey Chapter
  • Past President and Treasurer, Copper Hill Country Club


  • Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rider University. He continues his education through regular continuing professional education (CPE) and educational seminars.


What is your favorite part of the culture at WG?

My favorite result of the WG culture is seeing and hearing a common message for all the WG family members when communicating with the outside world. It is also so cool that what Ed G and I made our goal on Day 1 actually worked!

What’s your next big adventure?

I can’t imagine not doing what I do now. Besides traveling and spending time with my grandchildren, I definitely want to continue working closely with business owners to be successful.

What advice would you give to the next generation of CPAs and Advisors?

Be engaged with your clients and don’t just go through the mechanical functions of getting the work done. Listen and react to what your clients’ needs are and be proactive in solving them. You don’t have to do it all but develop a network and be able to refer a solution.

Describe the attributes of your ideal client.

My favorite client would be one that is open to being helped and appreciates what their CPA/Advisor can do for them.

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