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Kevin Michaelan, CPA, MST

Director, Cannabis Practice

Kevin leads AAFCPAs’ Cannabis Practice, specializing in advising plant-touching businesses and investors on business and tax strategies to maximize stakeholder value throughout the business lifecycle.  His cannabis experience includes buy-side due diligence and tax consulting for public multi-state operators (MSOs) and private equity funds on mergers & acquisitions with a deal value in excess of $4 billion and advising companies on industry-first tax strategies. Kevin advises clients nationally and is highly sought-after for his knowledge of trends impacting their business and investments, such as: uber-aggressive growth rates; rapidly changing regulations; cross-border restrictions; mergers & acquisitions; and canna-business premiums.

Kevin plans, coordinates, and executes the Cannabis Practice’s delivery of advisory, assurance, and tax solutions that address the overlap of industry-agnostic and cannabis-specific challenges and opportunities. Kevin’s 10+ years of diverse experience in public accounting allows him to provide a wholistic approach to business issues and deliver sophisticated tax advice.

Kevin advises growth-minded cannabis companies on:

  • Entity formation and tax structuring
  • Capital raising and financing transactions
  • Business strategy and best practices
  • Financial projections and modeling
  • Financial and tax due diligence and M&A tax structuring plus post-deal integration

Education

  • University of Miami – Master of Science in Taxation
  • University of Miami – Bachelor of Business Administration

Publications

Professional and Civic Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association for Corporate Growth

Speaking

  • National Business Institute Recreational Marijuana Business Law in Massachusetts
  • Cannavest Boston
  • Radio Entrepreneurs “In the Weeds”
  • Boston Bar Association Cannabis Law Conference
  • CREW-CT and the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) presentation of Cannabis and the Effects on the Real Estate Industry in Connecticut and Massachusetts