Focus on what counts

Michael J. Kline, CPA, MST

Partner

mkline@citrincooperman.com
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, Drexel University
Master’s Degree in Taxation, Villanova University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of Pennsylvania

Michael J. Kline, a tax partner, has more than 30 years of experience providing a wide array of tax and consulting services. As one of the leaders in the Philadelphia office’s Tax Services Group, he serves as an advisor to clients in a range of industries, including health care, manufacturing, distribution, staffing, real estate, and technology. He also heads the firm’s Tax Quality Control Committee.

Experience

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Michael spent seven years at a Big Four accounting firm.

As a tax specialist with a deep focus in the real estate community and closely held businesses, Michael consults with clients on issues including ownership structure, entity decisions, and multi-state tax and succession planning. He has a wealth of experience dealing with partnership and individual tax issues, as well as matters pertaining to corporations.

Michael also has a deep expertise representing clients in front of the IRS, as well as state and local government agencies such as the Pennsylvania Board of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Board of Finance and Revenue, and the Philadelphia Tax Review Board.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, Drexel University
Master’s Degree in Taxation, Villanova University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of Pennsylvania

Presentations & Publications

Michael has contributed as a tax expert to various publications, including the Real Estate Finance Journal, Physicians Digest, and The Legal Intelligencer, and has also appeared in local news programs.

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

Community Involvement

Michael is the treasurer for Quilts for Kids, of which he is also a board member.  He is also an adjunct professor at Drexel University and teaches classes on individual and business income taxes.