We are at once delighted and disheartened to announce that John Balbach, Director of Taxes, is retiring at the end of this month. He has been with the firm for 30 years and has made an incredible impact during his time here.

John’s practice is directed to taxation for corporations, partnerships, individuals, and estates. He is also involved in business consultation covering topics such as business acquisitions or dispositions, and design and implementation of accounting systems.

John earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Murray State University in 1974, and his favorite memory at Dean Dorton was serendipitously discovering other Murray graduates at the firm. He is actively involved in the community, sitting on boards and committees for the Tom Sawyer State Park Foundation, Our Lady’s Rosary Makers, St. Margaret Mary Church, United Crescent Hill Ministries, and his home owners association.

John Balbach retirementOnce he retires, John is most looking forward to impromptu trips with his wife, Cathy, and spending time with family (including two young grandsons). On his first day of retirement, he is having a backyard party for family to celebrate three pinnacle events in his family: the retirements of both John and Cathy, as well as the upcoming marriage of his youngest daughter.

We all extend our best wishes as John takes an extended and much-deserved vacation packed with exciting travels, such as the river cruise he’ll take in Germany this fall. We’ll be thinking of him and enjoying our firm dinner leftovers as he is basking in the European sun.