Mike Pine gets excited about helping businesses succeed by being the Managing Member of Pine and Company CPAs, PLLC. He offers the firm and our clients nearly 20 years of professional tax and accounting experience, and takes great satisfaction in offering businesses and individuals the quality services of a large firm combined with superior personal attention and proficiency at a reasonable rate that only a smaller firm can offer. He thrives on both proactive tax planning and financial/business consulting – tax planning, so that you don’t pay more taxes than you are legally obligated to pay; and financial consulting, to help you navigate the ever-increasing complexities of the financial realm that exist today. With his extensive professional experience, ethical convictions, and responsive personality, he believes that he and his firm will provide substantial benefits to you and your business.
Mike’s expertise includes, but is not limited to, tax consulting, preparation, accounting, bookkeeping, and business consulting for large and small businesses as well as individuals; real estate, start-ups, and higher net worth individuals; federal and state tax compliance; partnership and corporation investments, real estate, venture capital and private equity; and partnership structuring, complex partnership allocations and agreements.
After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Montana State University and passing the entire CPA exam during his first sitting in 2002, he obtained a Master’s of Professional Accountancy degree (also from MSU). Mike embarked on his CPA career with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Venture Capital & Private Equity group Silicon Valley office in San Jose, CA. Upon leaving PwC in 2005, Mike joined the Texas regional firm TravisWolff, where he focused on partnerships and smaller start-up corporations in the capacity of a Senior Tax Manager. He also spent time with CroweHorwath’s Dallas office before finally determining that he could provide more comprehensive and personalized services to his clients at his own firm. Mike ventured out on his own in late 2008, and has since been serving businesses and individuals, both independently and with other large firms.
In his spare time, Mike is eager to spend time with his wife and 1-year old son. He also enjoys reading and studying the bible, and volunteering for Christian non-profit organizations. After travelling to India three times, his heart is heavily vested in one such non-profit, an orphanage in Mumbai called Rays of Hope. This summer he looks forward to starting a work-study program for the older orphans during his next trip to Mumbai.