Michael Perlman - BDO Chicago

Michael Perlman

Tax Partner


BDO Rosemont Office



Executive Summary

As the leader of BDO’s Chicagoland Restaurant Practice, Michael Perlman has served as an advisor to privately held Chicagoland restaurant companies for over 35 years. He advises restaurateurs on business plan development, financial modeling, benchmarking, operational practices, entity structuring, tax planning strategies and tax compliance. Michael also counsels restaurateurs on strategies for achieving growth and expansion and helps them prepare for capital events. Michael applies business management and behavioral science skills to offer valuable strategic counseling to clients, helping them implement the business management techniques that will most benefit their companies.
Prior to joining BDO as part of the SS&G expansion in 2015, Michael was the Managing Director of SS&G’s Chicagoland practice. He was the Office Managing Partner of the BDO Rosemont Tax practice from January 2015 through June 2017.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
Illinois Restaurant Association
National Restaurant Association


B.S., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign