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Michael LoVerde, a Shareholder of WilkinGuttenplan, has been with the firm since 1987. He divides his time between accounting, tax matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Mike’s accounting clients include physicians and related healthcare organizations, real estate investors and developers, and numerous closely held businesses.

He has developed expertise working with his clients on exit strategies, including potential sales to private equity firms. In recent years, he has been involved in selling numerous businesses ranging from $20m to $160m.

Mike also provided accounting and tax services to professional athletes. In this capacity, he advises clients in financial planning, tax compliance, business acquisitions, and retirement planning.

He also provides technical guidance to the firm through his involvement as a member of the executive and compensation committees.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked both in the private industry and for an international accounting firm.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • CPA License: New Jersey
  • CPA License: New York
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant Designation (CGMA)

Professional and Civic Achievements:

  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of NJCPA Sports and Entertainment Committee
  • Speaker for NJCPA Sports and Entertainment Annual Conference
  • Member of the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association (NJMGMA)


  • Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) from St. John’s University. He continues his education through regular continuing professional education (CPE) and educational seminars.


What motivates you?

I love “business” and I am motivated to analyze and solve my client’s complex business problems.

If you weren’t an accountant/consultant, what would you be?

I would be an investment banker; I have been involved in a few mergers and acquisitions transactions and enjoy the thrill of the deal.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

What advice would you give to the next generation of CPAs and Advisors?

Do what you love to do, and as Confucius said… you will never work a day in your life. I truly feel like I have never worked a day in my 30+ years at WilkinGuttenplan.

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