Mike Dean

Mike Dean

Tax Partner


BDO Chicago Office



Executive Summary

Mike is a Partner in the Chicago Tax Practice and has spent the last 15 years representing closely-held businesses and wealthy families in a variety of tax matters. Today he splits his time between BDO’s Private Client Services group, where he assists family offices in understanding the tax implications of choices related to investment, philanthropy, and succession, and BDO’s Core Tax Services group, where he assists closely-held businesses in making tax-informed business decisions. He is versed in tax issues germane to partnerships, S corporations, individuals, and trusts, and serves clients in industries such as technology, manufacturing & distribution, and healthcare. Internally, he is a leader in firm recruiting and people development efforts.

Mike is active in the Chicago nonprofit community and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Chicago Literacy Alliance – an organization focused on improving the functional literacy of Chicagoland residents.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants


M.S., Taxation, Grand Valley State University
B.A., Accountancy, Michigan State University