Mike started working with Vrakas CPAs + Advisors in 1997. As a shareholder in the tax department, he provides tax consulting and compliance services to the firm’s clients. Mike specializes in working with owners of privately-held businesses in the manufacturing, construction, service, retail and wholesale industries. He is also responsible for providing internal training to Vrakas’s tax professionals.
Prior to joining Vrakas, Mike worked for two years with an international firm, providing corporate tax compliance and consulting services. In his career, he is rewarded by the challenge of learning and understanding new tax laws and applying his knowledge to improve clients’ financial situations. Mike enjoys working with clients who are receptive to new ideas for strengthening their business and minimizing their tax liability.
Mike has successfully designed innovative tax solutions to meet his clients’ specific needs. He has helped clients by developing strategies and structuring transactions that are designed to substantially reduce tax obligations. Some of these include research and development credit assistance, succession and wealth transfer planning, IC-DISC implementation, accounting method changes, and state tax analysis. Mike also assists in defending his clients in the event of examination from federal and state taxing authorities.
Mike grew up in Milwaukee and currently resides in Greenfield. In his time away from the office, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.