Background & Experience

Michael Agetstein, a Shareholder with KatzAbosch, joined the firm in 2008. He has more than 40 years of diversified tax experience as a certified public accountant. Michael serves as Chair of the Tax Department, developing new strategies to enhance efficiency and improve the superior service for which KatzAbosch is known regionally. He works closely with individual and business clients to provide business planning, financial and tax, consulting and planning, and speaks regularly in the media and at seminars on current tax issues.


University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Areas of Specialization

Michael provides a full range of tax services, including:

  • Industry taxation and planning for real estate, professional organizations,not-for-profits and others
  • Corporate structure and entity selection
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures consultation
  • Business planning
  • Succession & continuation
  • Tax planning
  • Personal financial planning
  • Tax compliance

Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant, 1975
  • Personal Financial Specialist, 2001


  • Top CPA in Maryland, SmartCEO Magazine, 2005
  • VIP Award, Easter Seals of Maryland
  • Awarded Numerous IRS Certificates and Special Achievement Awards

Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
  • Baltimore Estate Planning Council
  • American Red Cross Central Maryland Chapter, Former Finance Committee Member
  • Metro Crime Stoppers, Former Chairman of the Board
  • Friends Research Institute (FRI), Former Chairman of the Board
  • Baltimore Reads, Former Member, Finance Committee
  • Associated Jewish Charities Young Leadership Program, Graduate