Michael Milam, CPA, MAcc
There is a common misconception that estate planning is something only the affluent need to do before they die. However, estate planning is important for everyone, regardless of income level or net worth. Planning for the disposition of assets upon your death can provide benefits to all the parties involved. The greatest benefit may be […]
If you’ve moved beyond basic financial advice—live below your means and set aside funds for a rainy day—you may be wondering what to actually do with these rainy-day funds. With inflation on the rise, keeping excess cash in a checking or savings account could erode your purchasing power over time.1 What should you do to […]
Many people routinely plan for vacations, their children’s college education, home renovations, and, of course, retirement. But when it comes to planning for long term care, most would rather not think about it—or at best, they’d rather think about it at a later date. It’s understandable to not want to face the prospect of your […]
A Primer Although we all know that “time flies,” it seems to move particularly fast as we watch our children grow. Yet, in considering a college future for a newborn, it is understandable that parents might procrastinate, since seventeen years seems so far in the future. However, when it comes to planning for college, children […]
Protection for All Life’s Stages As your life changes, your financial needs often change, as well. Regardless of whether you are just starting out in life, are in mid-career, or are at the peak of your earning years, life insurance can help you achieve a variety of financial goals. The following scenarios help illustrate some […]
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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