Michael Niznik

Principal


Education
  • B.A., Accounting, St. John’s University
Professional Credentials
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)
  • Currently serves as a media spokesperson and member of the Tax Advisory Group for the MNCPA
  • Current president for Arbor Lakes Networkers chapter of BNI
  • Chaired the Public Relations Committee of the MNCPA, where, under his leadership, the committee received an outstanding committee award
Responsibilities
Mike is a partner with Carlson Advisors and is the firm's director of Accounting Services. He oversees the policies and procedures as well as the staffing and growth of this dynamic department. Prior to joining our firm, Mike worked with national and regional accounting firms.

Business Experience
  • Major experience consists of federal and state tax compliance for individuals, partnerships, S corporations, estates, trusts, and nonprofit entities
  • Assists in resolving federal and state tax controversies
  • Assists closely held businesses and individuals with complex areas of tax law including entity structuring
  • Regularly speaks to industry groups about tax planning issues and leads seminars on behalf of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon for returning soldiers
  • Specializes in matters involving unrelated business income pertaining to nonprofit organizations
  • Works with clients on deferred compensation arrangements
Interests & hobbies
Many of Mike's clients have been with him for close to 25 years. He places high value on quality client service and building client relationships. When Mike is not focusing on his clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children and the family dog. Don't be surprised if you hear him humming the latest Dave Matthews song, although his vast knowledge of popular music can be credited to his children. This, however, goes both ways, as his children have been known to hum a song from the 1970s or 1980s.