Michael is a co-founding Director of EEPB, with more than 40 years of Houston-based public accounting experience and one of a limited group of CPAs who are accredited nationally in both business valuation ("ABV") and Certified Financial Forensics ("CFF") by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Guiding entrepreneurs and their families with their wealth management, Mike is a trusted advisor in a broad range of tax matters, including corporations, partnerships, estates and trust planning. Mike's client base includes regional entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries doing business worldwide. In addition, because of his wide spectrum of professional experience, Mike is a sought after expert witness and a seasoned business consultant.
His primary focus currently is assisting entrepreneurs and investors in the acquisition and / or sale of business and investment interests. As to sellers, this can include the pre-sale "grooming", valuation, marketing, tax optimization and negotiation of the disposition or merger of privately-held business interests. As to those seeking either active or semi-passive investment alternatives, Mike assists in the location of desired targets, their successful negotiation and resolution of many hurdles that accredited investors face in the acquisition of nonpublic business. Similarly, passive investment opportunities are available while simultaneously raising capital or leveraged funds needed for various privately funded concerns.
He is a 1975 honors graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. Participating in several community charitable organizations, Mike takes an active role in Houston's future.