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Michael S. Rakers



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As a Partner in FGMK’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice, Michael’s expertise includes analyzing potential deals, performing due diligence and providing the appropriate tax structuring, tax-free (1031) exchanges, income tax planning and compliance, estate tax planning, real estate cost segregation studies and business valuation, dispute resolution, and divorce support. He also has extensive litigation, fraud, and forensic experience.

Michael’s industry expertise includes real estate, construction, manufacturing, and dispute consulting.

Michael joined FGMK in 2003. His prior experience includes roles at Deloitte and Klayman & Korman.

Education and Certifications

  • B.S., Accounting, Bradley University
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Professional and Civic

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)