Markwell & Lewis LLP is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was formed in 2007.  We are a certified public accounting firm that strives to achieve what our logo states, “Vertical Thinking” and the ability to think outside of the box.   We invite you to try our proactive service approach that sincerely values our clients and the consulting we are able to provide.  We specialize in small businesses and entrepreneurs looking for the right accounting fit.  How can we help you?


We Are Members Of:

  • Minnesota State Board of Accountancy
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • Tax & Accounting Services


    Brian has provided tax and financial consulting services to clients for 18 years. His career started at a regional public accounting firm for 7 years where he left as a Manager and became the Founding Partner at Markwell & Lewis LLP.  Brian has always wanted to serve his clients in a more proactive manner than what other firms provide, and has instilled this philosophy in our company mantra.

    Brian has a broad range of technical skills.  He has taken a company public on the New York Stock Exchange, negotiates buying & selling of client companies, and consults and files tax returns with companies and indvidiuals throughout the globe. Brian has a wide range of industry experience and specifically real estate, manufacturing, distribution, and professional service organizations, and non profits.

    Brian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on several local non profits as well as on Boards of Directors for large and medium sized businesses.

    Brian resides in the South Metro and spends his free time with his wife and 4 children and golfing whenever there is an opportunity.  

    How can Brian help you?

  • Audit & Attest


    Chris has 18 years of experience in audit and attest engagements. Chris works with clients in a variety of industries including franchising, professional services, distribution, manufacturing and not-for-profit organizations.

    Chris oversees the audit and attest function of the Firm and utilizes state of the art software and research materials.  He is a Founding Partner at Markwell & Lewis LLP.

    Chris is a graduate from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, and BNI chapter located in downtown Minneapolis

    Chris lives in Shakopee with his family and enjoys fishing, boating and watching his children participate in their extracurricular activities.

    How can Chris help you?

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