|Right to left: Thi's husband, Allen; Thi; Michael; Michael's wife, Janet; Dawn; and Dawn's new husband, John|
Michael C. Gray, CPA's Team
Michael C. Gray, CPA
Michael C. Gray founded his CPA firm, Michael Gray, CPA October 1, 1996. He has continuously worked in public accounting since June, 1974. Mike was a co-founder and partner in charge of tax services of Hubler, Gray and Associates from June, 1986 through September, 1996 and a tax manager at KMG Main Hurdman, subsequently acquired by KPMG Peat Marwick, from February, 1978 to June, 1986.
The areas of practice that Mike has focused on include tax planning for individuals, estate and trust planning and administration, tax planning for businesses, tax examinations, and tax procedure. He also assists other tax practitioners in dealing with complex tax issues.
He is the author of Secrets of Tax Planning for Employee Stock Options, Employee Stock Options – Executive Tax Planning, and The Real Estate Tax Handbook.
He currently writes three free email newsletters – Michael Gray, CPAs Tax and Business Insight, Michael Gray, CPAs Option Alert and Michael Gray, CPA’s Real Estate Tax Letter. He has a blog at michaelgraycpa.com and a TV show, Financial Insider Weekly.
Mike has given many presentations and written many articles on tax subjects, including for the California Society of CPAs, Silicon Valley Bar Association and Santa Clara County Bar Association.
Mike has been a CPA in California since March 1977. He received his BS in accounting and MBA at San Jose State University in June, 1974 and June, 1978, respectively. He is a past president of the Slilicon Valley San Jose CPAs, past chairman of the tax committee for the Silicon Valley San Jose CPAs and past member of the state tax committee for the California CPAs. He is also a member of the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council, and has been involved with the Executive Planning Committee of the Tax Section for the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
An article about the Web Site for Michael Gray, CPA appeared in the October, 1997 Journal of Accountancy. KNTV News also featured a story on his Web Site in the Technology section of the Six O’Clock News, and he as been profiled in The San Jose Mercury News. Mike has been quoted in The San Jose Mercury News, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
Mike's personal interests include the study of martial arts. He received his black belt from West Coast Tae Kwon Do in May, 1996. He is currently studying American Kenpo.
Mike has appeared as a member of the cast of South Pacific with the West Valley Light Opera, which was performed during November and early December 1997. He received a director’s award, called the Captain’s Cape, as the outstanding chorus member. He also appeared in the West Valley Light Opera production of Carousel during October and November 1998 and was the voice of Florenz Ziegfeld in Will Rogers Follies during June and July 2000.
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Dawn M.G. Siemer
We may be slightly prejudiced (Dawn is Mike Gray's daughter) but we think Dawn is the best office manager in the business. She has been working with Michael Gray off and on since he started his first partnership in 1986. In 1996, Dawn graduated from UC Santa Cruz as a literature major.
Dawn loves working with computers. She is the architect of Michael Gray, CPA's websites and helps them maintain top search engine positions.
Dawn married John Siemer in 2006 and now has two daughters of her own. When she has free time, she loves to read, write, hike and garden.
Call Dawn Siemer today to find out if we're the right CPAs for you at (408) 918-3162.
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