Roman Basi, raised in Southern Illinois, began his working career at a young age umpiring little league baseball games. He spent his teenage and college years working for his father’s varied business interests. These experiences helped develop his future interest in helping small business owners fulfill their business and succession plans.
He graduated from Millikin University obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree with a minor in Psychology. After receiving his degree, he continued his studies earning an MBA from Southern Illinois University with an emphasis in accounting. He continued on to law school receiving his JD (law degree) from Southern Illinois University. He is a licensed attorney in Illinois, Missouri, Florida, and Arizona. Roman is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court.
Roman is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a licensed Managing Real Estate Broker in Illinois with Heartland Realty & Rentals, Inc., a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate in Florida, a licensed Title Insurance Agent with ATG Fund, Inc., and a licensed Private Pilot with an Instrument Rating.
Over the past several years, Roman has worked on many business transactions and has lectured to various regional and national audiences throughout the country, including extensive work in the continuing education field for Attorneys and CPA’s as well as providing the education necessary for the Voluntary Tax Return Preparer Registry with the IRS. From these venues, he has personally met and worked with business owners throughout the United States. He is President of The Center for Financial, Legal & Tax Planning, Inc. (DBA Basi, Basi & Associates) and is in high demand by business owners for his expertise in financial, legal, and tax matters.
Roman has been published in the following publications: The Illinois State Bar Association Section on Federal Taxation, Productivity, Agency Sales, Industrial Distribution, Supply House Times, Distributor Link, and the I.D.A. Management Journal.
Roman enjoys working with his father and with their national clientele. He is responsible for many of the legal contracts produced by The Center for Financial, Legal & Tax Planning, Inc. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, contracts, real estate law, tax, and estate planning.
Roman is very active in his local community and is a member of numerous associations, and Boards of Directors and has served on various committees. He currently serves on the International Business Brokers Association Education Committee. He participates in the Illinois Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway Program. Roman is also a current member of the Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Missouri Bar Associations, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as well as a past member of the National, Illinois, Florida, Sarasota, and Egyptian Boards of Realtors. He has previously served as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Federal Taxation Section Council Committee, Director for the Illinois Association of Realtors, Officer and two-term President for the Egyptian Board of Realtors, Director for the Marion, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and volunteer for the Women’s Center of Carbondale, Illinois.
Roman and Brandi, his wife of 23 years, have two children: Marissa (21) and Alexis (19). They reside on Clearwater Beach and also enjoy spending time at their Corporate Headquarters in Marion, Illinois. He enjoys spending time with his wife, attending his daughters’ various activities, flying a 1982 Piper Saratoga, and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Tennessee Titans fan.