Mike Kolk

Mike Kolk, CPA, JD, MS Partner, Tax

People don’t usually put the words “accountant” and “creative” in the same sentence. Mike, however, is not a typical accountant. He offers clients his ability to blend more than 30 tax seasons of knowledge with a strategic mind to develop specific, unique and compliant solutions for his clients.

Location: Akron Email: mkolk@cohencpa.com Phone: 330.255.4315

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (Ohio)
  • Licensed Attorney (Ohio)
  • Master’s of Science, University of Cincinnati
  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
  • B.S. in management science, Case Western Reserve University

The majority of Mike’s services is concentrated on advising closely held business owners on complex tax and business issues. He has honed his tax-planning expertise to help a variety of entities achieve their income tax, estate tax and business succession goals. Mike also has expertise in the areas of hedge funds and private equity.
 

  • Former partner-in-charge of Cohen & Company Tax Department
  • The University of Akron Advancement Council
  • Case Western Reserve University Accounting Department (Advisory Board)
  • Greater Akron Chamber (Board)
  • American Institute of CPAs and Ohio Society of CPAs (Former Director)
  • Leadership Akron (Class of 1998)
  • Leadership Ohio (Class of 1996)
  • Accounting Professional of the Year, The University of Akron
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 under 40 award
  • Alumnus of the year, Case Western Reserve Accountancy Department
  • Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame at West Geauga High School (Inaugural class)
  • Author of various articles for Taxation for Accountants, Taxation for Lawyers, The Tax Advisor and Inside Family Business
  • Speaker at numerous tax institutes, seminars, and radio and television programs
  • Former board member and/or officer of Leadership Akron, Akron Tax and Estate Planning Council, Akron General Hospital, Downtown Akron Partnership, Weaver Industries and various other organizations
 
A former member of the Case Western Reserve University Basketball Team, Mike still enjoys the occasional game of basketball. But his most recent passion has become cycling, riding thousands of miles annually, especially on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath and the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Additionally, Mike has quite an extensive license plate collection, dating back to 1906. Mike and his wife reside in Copley, Ohio, and are the proud parents of two adult children.