Mike has served as an accountant for closely-held businesses for more than twenty years. He has been with Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd., since 1986. Mike started with the firm as a tax season intern and became a director in 2000. Mike’s work focuses on providing accounting, tax and business consulting services to mid-size companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, manufacturing and financial services. Mike is also one of the firm’s experts in audits of employee benefit plans.
Mike is hands-on with his clients, helping business owners to think strategically. He is also involved in helping his client’s accounting departments understand the needs of the owners to ensure that they are all on the same page.
Mike often is involved in helping multi-generational businesses transition and operate successfully from one generation to another. A key element in Mike’s ability to create successful transitions is his work at understanding and developing relationships with each generation.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Illinois CPA Society
- Association of Marina Industries
- Chicago Yacht Club
- Indiana University Alumni Association
- B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University
Navigating uncharted or rough waters is something that Mike enjoys doing outside the office, as well as inside. Introduced to the water early, he learned to water ski at three years-old, he is an avid sailor and enjoys cruising Lake Michigan for as long as the Chicago season permits.