Michael Milam, CPA, MAcc
President and CEO
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The past 100 years have seen changes in how people plan for their financial futures and how they live. Borders no longer restrict people from living in one country; their profession often takes them to parts of the world they never anticipated. Living globally is a lifestyle that many high-net-worth families, and others, are choosing.
If you are considering living or working globally, meet with your financial professional to discuss your investments before relocating.
When you work for an employer, saving for retirement can be as simple as signing up for a 401(k) plan and making regular contributions, but when you own your own business, preparing for retirement can be more challenging. While pouring decades of your life into your business, you need to make sure you’re also thinking about what will happen when you retire. To leverage your business to help during your retirement, keep the following strategies in mind
Michael D. Milam
President and CEO, 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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