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Organization : HBK CPAs & Consultants

Name : Michael L. Kohner

A highly sought-after and trusted advisor of business, corporate- aircraft and philanthropic transactions as an expert in taxation, Michael Kohner has built several teams of high-performing accounting professionals in the top-level firms with which he has been associated. Throughout his successful career, he has helped numerous clients navigate complex financial transactions with challenging characteristics that required tailored solutions. Among them is the sale of a $2.3 billion company, the purchase of a $60 million jet and the sale of a $58 million yacht. “We also have overseen large mergers and acquisitions, major real-estate development projects, high-level charitable-gifting opportunities and wealth transfer planning for billionaires, CEOs and famous athletes,” the principal-in-charge of HBK says. His commitment to giving back to the community is evident in Philanthropy Tank, an educational program he co-founded that matches adult investors with high-school-age changemakers. He serves on the executive committees for both the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and on the finance committee for the Palm Beach County School District. A University of Florida graduate (bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting), he recently won the Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year Award during Nonprofits First’s “Hats Off Nonprofit Awards” ceremony.

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