Michael graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1977 with a BBA in accounting and began working for the firm that same year. After obtaining his CPA certificate in 1980 he worked for a CPA firm in Atlanta for several years before rejoining the firm in 1988. Michael is active in all aspects of the firm but specializes in taxation, estate planning, and wealth transfer planning. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family, working in the yard and riding motorcycles.