GK, Film Producer, New York City
The first time I met with Mike I knew I had found exactly what I needed in terms of help getting my financial life organized. He has a way of explaining very clearly things to previously seemed dauntingly complex. He has a way of guiding me through the bare minimum of what I must do and otherwise takes the entire headache of it out of my hands and gets it done. He has a way of really putting a person at ease and calming thier nerves around questions of taxes and credit, reminding you to take one step at a time and that this is a learning process. I definitely walk out of Mike's office feeling much better, and more calm, then I ever feel walking into his office. I have sent all of my closest friends to him, and each one of them thanked me several times for hooking them up with him. He's like a financial therapist and those of us who are highly disorganized in this area of our lives are very lucky to have him.
DB, Real Estate Broker/Investor, New York City and Melbourne Beach, Florida
Mike is a great people person. He talks to his clients on a "human" level, being able to relate to their business problems making them feel that they're the most important person in the room. Not your typical accountant! His top characteristics are his likeability, integrity, and trustworthiness (huge for me). Also, a good listener, he gets things done, good with figures, and he gets to the source of the problem. I can rely on Mike to deal with my issues with no sense of frustration or impatience.
AT, Technology Consultant/Musician, Bronxville, New York
Mike has a unique ability to inspire confidence, and from my perspective, this results from several things: his qualifications (being a CPA with a law degree); his impressive at hand knowledge of his craft; his laid-back deameanor (that's particularly important considering taxes are something people get nervous about); and the results he delivers, which I know first hand (for myself and others I have referred to him), are very pleasing to his clients.
MSH, Web Designer and Consultant, Los Angeles, CA
Many qualities come to mind, including his ability to instill confidence in the success and talents of clients, his commitment to client support and relations, and his enthusiasm for the entrepreneurial spirit. But I believe his most amazing talent is his wealth of knowledge about his field, and his dedication to helping his clients gain the maximum benefit from that knowledge.
RT/AA, Art Gallery Owners, New York City
Mike's outstanding characteristics are his kindness, compassion, patience and acute attention to detail. He makes every client feel special. We deeply appreciate his respect, kindness, and extra patience he extends to us.
DG, Real Estate, Los Angeles, California
Mike's top qualities include:
- Listens to the needs of his clients
- Always ready to help
- Very Friendly
- Willing to inform and educate clients
- Talks to clients as equals
I always appreciate his attention, thoroughness and wonderful disposition. He is a gift in our lives and we are grateful. I can't wait to give him more accounts.
SM, Corporate and Intellectual Property attorney, New York City
Mike is a great accountant, who unlike all the rest is not afraid to pick up the book and find the answer instead of giving you some uselessly general unresearched answer off the top of his head. Mike knows how to evaluate a unique situation. Mike is very, very rare in his profession. Other accountants shoehorn your unique situation into their common way of doing things and ultimately end up getting you into trouble in the end. Mike actually looks at the situation and applies the rules and his experience to it logically. Then when he reaches the end of hsi experience, he does actual research. That is huge and rare. In my experience, there are a great many accountatns who don't even know how to research and tax lawyers who wont research. Mike breaks this mold. He is of the highest quality.
JS, Private Equity, New York City
Mike has a unique combination of hard skills (technical expertise and experience) and soft skills (compassion, likeability, trustworthiness, and an ability to listen and put people at ease). He is always genuinely supportive and interested in my well being. This is a rare combination.