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THR's Power Business Managers 2013

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    Bob Philpott Headshot - P 2013
    Bob Philpott
    Philpott Bills Stoll & Meeks

    After finishing college but before founding his firm in 1984, the former Marine decided there were only two respectable professions. "I didn't have a love of lawyers, so I became an accountant," he has said. Philpott's firm has about 60 employees representing about 130 clients, including Dick Wolf, Brian Grazer, Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael J. Fox.

    "With really high-end clients," he has said, "there are a variety of things you do such that you never get bored." His work represents clients from "cradle to grave" and includes examining film-financing deals, negotiating office space, analyzing prenups and philanthropy.

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