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Trista Hanauer

Registered and Licensed CPA


Trista Hanauer is a Registered and Licensed Certified Public Accountant.  She graduated from Northern Illinois University with her BA in Accountancy, Summa Cum Laude, and with Upper Division Honors.  Trista then graduated from the Leadership Masters in Accounting Science program at NIU.  While at NIU, Trista was a member of Beta Alpha Psi and a Graduate Assistant where she worked closely with a professor in the accountancy department.

Upon graduation, Trista spent the next ten years working as a tax accountant for the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market.  While working there, Trista furthered her education, receiving a Masters of Science in Taxation from DePaul University.  She left the firm in August 2021 as a Tax Manager.

Trista is from Roanoke, Illinois.  She lives in Central Illinois with her husband, Rob, and their three children, Matthew, Ryan, and Emma.

Trista brings an unparalleled attention to detail and deep expertise of tax-related issues to the team at Hanauer Law.  Her detail-oriented approach to reviewing voluminous data, and her keen ability to explain complex tax concepts in plain English, has proven invaluable in addressing financial issues arising in contested divorce and child support matters as well as complex criminal cases.

You want Trista on your legal team.