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John Gatti named Vice Chair of the Program Curriculum Task Force for MICPA

October 23, 2017

John D. Gatti (member) was just named Vice Chair of the Program Curriculum Task Force for the Michigan Association of CPAs (MICPA). MICPA President and CEO Peggy A. Dzierzawski, CAE, in her announcement wrote, "Congratulations on your new role as Vice Chair of the Program Curriculum Task Force. With the landscape of the profession changing faster than ever, your insights and leadership will make a difference for those in your task force meetings and for the membership who also benefits from your task force’s expertise. ... We look forward to your leadership, and greatly appreciate the passion and extensive knowledge that you bring to the role. Together, we will make important contributions to the advancement of the CPA profession." 

With over 18,400 members, MICPA is the leading statewide professional organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the value of the CPA profession. They represent Michigan CPAs working in business, education, government and public accounting. As trusted advisors for both businesses and individuals, MICPA members meet strict statutory and regulatory requirements as CPAs and embrace the highest standards of professional and ethical performance.  MICPA was founded in 1901.

MICPA provides more than 300 quality professional education programs annually to keep members on the leading edge, leverages strong relationships with legislators to advocate for CPAs and the public interest, facilitates a comprehensive quality review program for auditors, and ensures compliance with a strict Code of Professional Conduct.

John D. Gatti has more than 20 years of experience in business law and the laws of taxation. A Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney, John concentrates his practice in the areas of taxation, mergers and acquisitions, business law, real estate law, and estate planning. He chairs the firm’s Taxation Practice Group.

John regularly advises clients in a variety of areas including mergers and acquisitions, business formations, succession planning, real estate, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

He has extensive experience involving a variety of federal, state and multi-state income and franchise tax issues relating to corporate, partnership and limited liability company acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings. John advises on a wide range of tax issues including Subchapters C, K and S, consolidated returns, income tax accounting and captive insurance companies.

John currently sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer for The Guidance Center in addition to acting as Treasurer and Trustee for the Grosse Ile Township school district.

Prior to joining the firm, John served at a nationally recognized accounting firm specializing in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and provided tax advice to clients in various industries including the automotive, transportation, publishing, food manufacturing and health care segments.

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