Kathy Walsh

Kathy Walsh, CPA, JD Partner, Tax

Kathy’s vigilance, strong research and attention to detail are critical to helping clients remain tax compliant. Business owners have faith in her abilities and integrity because they have experienced her dedication and hard work firsthand.

Location: Detroit Email: kwalsh@cohencpa.com Phone: 586.541.7781

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (Michigan)
  • Licensed Attorney (Michigan)
  • J.D., University of Detroit School of Law
  • B.A., Marygrove College

Kathy is responsible for tax returns and planning, as well as consulting on everything from internal cost controls to buying or selling a business. With a background as a former IRS revenue agent and three decades as a CPA in both national and private practice, Kathy often oversees some of the firm’s most challenging client tax issues. She works primarily with physician practices and other medical firms, small businesses, individuals and real estate. Kathy’s real estate practice includes advising both commercial real estate owners and managers, each with their own unique and complex set of tax regulations. Her background as an attorney aids in interpreting tax codes, cases and rulings, and contracts and employment agreements.


  • National CPA Health Care Advisors Association (President)
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Marygrove College Alumni Association
  • University of Detroit Alumni Association
  • Michigan Association of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs


Kathy lives in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, with her husband. They spend time with their three adult children, attending Grand Rapids Griffins’ hockey games in the cold weather months and visiting Lake Michigan’s nearby beaches in summer. Kathy also often relaxes with a page-turning suspense novel or good friends.