Mike is a tax partner in Grant Thornton’s Victoria office. He leads the Succession and Estate Planning Group for Grant Thornton Canada and previously led the Privately Held Business Group for Grant Thornton’s South Coastal BC offices. He is also the former chair of the Succession and Estate Planning Group’s technical committee.
Mike sits on the Tax Professional Development Committee of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. He is a Content Advisor on the topic of Trusts and Estates for CPA Canada’s Professional Learning and Development Program Committee. He also spent several years as a member of the executive board of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners of Vancouver.
Mike has written and taught numerous continuing education courses for the Alberta and BC provincial CPA Institutes. He has spoken on tax and business matters for the Canadian Tax Foundation, the National Judicial Institute, Camosun College, the University of Alberta, McEwan College, the Canadian Labour Congress, the Victoria Estate Planning Council, Video Tax News, and a large number of business organizations. Mike has written papers on tax and succession matters for the Canadian Tax Foundation, Grant Thornton publications, and the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC.
In 2013 Mike received the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia's Early Achievement Award.