Tom Schellenberg J.D., CPA

Tom Schellenberg

Tom began his public accounting career in 1973 with Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte LLP) where he worked for almost nine years in the tax department. He then spent thirty years managing his own tax and business consulting firm before joining another local CPA firm as a principal in early 2012, bringing his clients and staff from Schellenberg & Associates, P.C. to the firm. Tom left this local CPA firm to become one of the founding principals of Puckett, Clement and Schellenberg, P.C..

Tom has extensive experience in all tax areas of public accounting including non-profit and for-profit organizations in a wide variety of industries. He is involved in income and estate/gift tax planning, and compliance, consulting and problem-solving for his individual and business clients. Tom has substantial experience handling IRS and state/local tax audits for his clients.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • State Bar of Michigan


Tom obtained his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University in 1968. After a break of two years in the U.S. Army (Vietnam, 14 months) he completed his law degree at Wayne State University Law School in 1973.

Current Board Memberships:

Plastipak Holding Company and subsidiaries (1996 to present), Board of Directors and Chairman of Board Search Committee and Deferred Compensation Committee; Talmer Bancorp Inc. and subsidiary (2009 to present), Audit Committee and Chairman of Trust and Compensation Committees.

Community Involvement:

Michigan Opera Theatre Board of Trustees, past Finance Committee Member; past Treasurer, Budget Director and Board Member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Guild; Birmingham-Bloomfield Jaycees, past Chairman of the Board, President, Treasurer and State Director; Birmingham Rotary Club, Past Member; Camp Oakland Youth Programs, Inc., past Board of Director; Republican Committee of Oakland County, past Chairman of Finance Committee, Member of Executive Committee and former State and Precinct Delegate; Oakland County Economic Development Corporation, past Board Member.

Past Board Member and an active member of the Birmingham Country Club and the Detroit Athletic Club.  Member of Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club in Harbor Springs.