Michelle joined Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP in 2015. As a partner, she is responsible for tax planning and compliance services for a wide variety of entities. Michelle serves as a trusted confidant and advisor to her clients. Her clients include closely held businesses, family limited partnerships, individuals, estates and trusts. Michelle is a creative problem solver and strategic thinker with the ability to quickly revise strategy based on changing information. Michelle began her career in the accounting profession in 1984. Her years of experience has given her the necessary tools to assist her clients with a broad range of technical and strategic issues. Prior to joining GPP, Michelle worked at JHB, LLP, a firm she started in 1992. Michelle’s knowledge and technical skills have helped numerous clients experience significant tax savings over the years. She actively looks for ways to minimize the 3.8% surtax on investment income, reduce exposure to AMT, and structure transactions to minimize tax liability. Michelle prides herself on her ability to break down complex problems and bring her clients easy to understand options. She credits her love of problem solving for inspiring her to pursue a career in accounting. Michelle notes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series as her favorite books because of Sherlock’s ability to solve complex puzzles and make them seem ‘elementary’. Originally from Chicago, Michelle has made a home in Texas with her husband, David, and their rescue dog, Barney. Outside of the office, she enjoys sampling and collecting premium tequila and caring for the many varieties of cactus plants in her yard.