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Michael is known in the REI community as the "Black Belt in Real Estate Taxation." Why? Because after 20 years in private tax practice, working exclusively with real estate businesses, he is the ultimate expert. He is a best-selling author frequently presenting for REI clubs and Realtor groups, as well as CPAs and lawyers nationwide. Visit MichaelPlaks.com - a goldmine of tax resources for REI entrepreneurs.
We utilize Michael's unique method of tax preparation and his proprietary tools. Michael continues to provide his expertise to our team and our clients.
Michael is a first-generation Russian immigrant who came to Houston with his wife and their first son in 1992. Since then, they raised 3 sons, multiple cats and a few eyebrows. Michael is an awards-winning public speaker, animal rescuer, and enjoys music and martial arts.
Nicole "Nikki" Davis
After graduating from the University of Buffalo, in her native New York, Nicole moved to the West Coast to work in marketing for a large non-profit in Portland, Oregon. As one might expect, working for a large governmental organization gave her a passion for private business and entrepreneurship. She then decided to settle on the third and best coast - the Gulf Coast, and make Houston her new home.
Nikki is in charge of our operations, and she will be your go-to person except for specific technical questions. She loves working with our real estate investor clients. Their talents and passion for business inspire her to grow and improve REI Tax Firm.
Nikki spends her spare time traveling, reading, learning to be a Texan, and pursuing her artistic hobbies. On special occasions, our office is visited by her adorable rescue dog Lulu.
Tax Preparation Manager
David has been working alongside Michael since 2009. He started as an administrative assistant, quickly moved to tax preparation where he excelled, thanks to his outstanding work ethics, analytical skills and attention to details.
In 2014, David was promoted to the tax department manager, and he is now in charge of the entire technical operations. Not only he is an expert in IRS rules, but he is also knowledgeable in real estate business, while continuing to learn from Michael. You will be communicating with David regarding all technical issues during your tax preparation.
When not working on your taxes, David stays busy with his diverse hobbies. He is a gifted musician playing several instruments, a competitive gamer and an avid sports fan. We bleed Houston Rockets in this office.
Senior Tax Preparer
Daniel joined our firm in 2014 as an entry-level tax preparer. He learned our craft so quickly that within one year he was already training others. In the tax business, small mistakes can create major problems, and Daniel's superb diligence and attention to details are invaluable.
Outside the office, you can meet Daniel in the dog park with his four-legged friend Izzy, playing sports with his two-legged friends or - of course - rooting for the Houston Rockets.
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