Our Team

Tony KrierTony Krier, a Shareholder with Barton, Walter & Krier, P.C., works extensively with closely held businesses in the areas of manufacturing, construction, distribution and professional services. He specializes in tax planning, strategic planning and management consulting. Tony’s professional practice is rooted in his efforts to provide first-class client service and be a trusted advisor to the clients he serves. Working with each client’s significant business advisors–attorneys and bankers–Tony provides client services in the areas of business planning, transaction planning and structuring, and assistance in obtaining financing. Tony is a graduate of the University of South Dakota and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as President of the North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce and is an avid hunter and fisherman. Tony and his wife Robin live in Minnetonka, Minnesota and have three children. Email:akrier@bwkaccounting.com

 
Tom BartonTom Barton, a Shareholder with Barton, Walter & Krier, P.C., is the leader in mergers and acquisition services for the firm. Tom works creatively with sellers and buyers of businesses to negotiate transactions that are both accounting and tax favorable. Tom has worked extensively with closely held businesses in management consulting, tax planning and negotiating favorable financing terms for his clients. Tom also assists his clients with succession planning and transfers of family owned businesses. Tom is a graduate of Augsburg College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. Tom is an avid golfer in his spare time. Tom and his wife Sue live in Maple Grove, Minnesota and have two children. Email:tbarton@bwkaccounting.com

 
John WalterJohn Walter, a Shareholder with Barton, Walter & Krier, P.C., is the leader of Barton, Walter & Krier’s tax practice and has over 20 years of experience with closely held businesses. John is responsible for the strategic direction of the tax practice, as well as providing specialized expertise to help clients determine how best to organize and operate their businesses and generate the best tax results. He has extensive experience crafting tax planning strategies for unique client situations. John also enjoys assisting his clients with succession and estate planning. John is a graduate of Mankato State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is an avid outdoorsman. John and his wife Angie live in Plymouth, Minnesota with their three children. Email:jwalter@bwkaccounting.com

 
Jim StelzerJim Stelzer is the Managing Shareholder of Barton, Walter & Krier, P.C. and oversees the vision and strategy, leadership growth and overall performance of the entire firm. He has more than 22 years of experience in servicing manufacturing, wholesale, mining, trucking, utilities, construction and professional service businesses. Jim serves as the shareholder incharge of the firms audit and accounting practice. Jim is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. Jim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the Wabedo, Little Boy and Cooper Lakes Association as well as the Brooklyn Park Traveling Basketball League. Jim enjoys football, basketball, baseball, hunting and fishing. He lives in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota with his wife Michelle and two daughters. Email:jstelzer@bwkaccounting.com