Barnes Dennig hires John Michel as tax director

Barnes Dennig, a Cincinnati-based accounting firm, recently announced the hiring of John Michel to the position of tax director. Michel has 25 years of public accounting experience on the local and national level, and his expertise on tax matters has made him a featured speaker and author.

Michel has worked with privately held and publicly traded companies in a number of industries, particularly construction, real estate, and hospitality. Michel also has significant experience with companies that specialize in alternative energy and transportation and logistics. His knowledge of those industries and his passion for service will complement the skills of Barnes Dennig's Construction and Real Estate Service Teams.

After 15 years as a tax partner at a national firm, Michel was attracted to the opportunity to join an organization that is committed to the region and work with clients who are committed to growth.

"I like entrepreneurial companies," he said. "Companies that are buying something, doing something, companies that are active."

Michel is an authority on pass-through entities, including real estate investment trusts. His articles have appeared in numerous journals, and he has been a featured speaker for several national associations.

"I have always been impressed by his tax knowledge and professionalism," said Bill Cloppert, managing director at Barnes Dennig. "I know he will be an asset to our construction and real estate clients, and believe he will fit nicely into our culture."

Michel earned a Bachelor's degree from Wright State University and a Masters in Taxation from the University of Cincinnati.

About Barnes Dennig:

Barnes Dennig is a leader in providing business counsel to tax, accounting and consulting clients throughout the region. The firm offers a complete array of professional services that includes financial reporting, financial analysis, tax service and business advisory services. The firm's consulting expertise includes estate and retirement planning, costing, pricing and quoting analysis, profit improvement, business valuations, and succession planning.

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