Michael Milam, CPA, MAcc
If you want to buy property, you almost always need to obtain a mortgage, but these loans aren’t all the same. Different types of situations call for different types of mortgages. How do you choose the right mortgage for your needs? While investigating your financing options, keep the following in mind. Amount of Downpayment You […]
On the one hand, there is [fill in the blank]; but on the other hand, there is… Starting with the last week in July and for the first three weeks of August, investors celebrated that the S&P 500 had advanced for four consecutive weeks, culminating with it passing its pre-COVID peak from February 19th on […]
As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to consider strategies that could help you reduce your tax bill. But most tax tips, suggestions, and strategies are of little practical help without a good understanding of your current tax situation. This is particularly true for year-end planning. You can’t know where to go next […]
Many self-improvement goals focus on stability and personal growth — and financial goals are often no different. From buying your first home to saving for retirement, planning your finances can also help you work toward your personal goals. Learn more about why self-improvement is so important and how good financial planning will complement the goals you’ve […]
Michael D. Milam
Financial Advisor, CPA, MAcc
Michael D. Milam CPA, MAcc, has been associated with California Financial Partners and LPL Financial for over 18 years. He holds his Series 7 and 66 registrations with LPL Financial. He enjoys working closely with clients to provide comprehensive wealth management.
In addition to providing portfolio management to high net worth clients, Mike brings a unique perspective to the financial planning and wealth management process. His background as a certified public accountant and many years of experience with income, estate, trust and gift taxation, provides his clients with a comprehensive approach to all aspects of financial planning. Because of his unique experience, he brings significant value to his clients.
Mike has spoken nationally on tax planning techniques and the planning process. In addition, Mike has testified as an expert witness in the Los Angeles Superior Court system on income, estate and trust taxation, accounting and finance.
His years of experience with individual, trust, estate, corporate, partnership tax planning and compliance provides him with the necessary tools to assist business owners and individuals through all phases of the financial planning process. He has developed many complex succession plans and sophisticated estate planning strategies. As a trusted advisor, he continually works hard to find strategies to pursue the goals of his clients.
Mike was a founding partner in the firm Milam, Knecht & Warner, LLP, a full service CPA and consulting firm. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation and accounting. He began his career at Ernst & Young. He was also a senior vice president and CFO with LCF, a diverse holding and asset management company.
When Mike is not working, he enjoys being with his wife, five children (and their spouses) and eleven young grandchildren. He loves traveling, hiking and fishing. He donates time to various charities and youth groups. He finds that helping others is the key to life.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.—Zig Ziglar
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