Michael Deering

Michael Deering

Tax Partner, Director of Taxes

PartnerExecutive Committee
Practice Areas
Private ClientTax Services


Mike takes a holistic approach to help his personal and business clients achieve their short and long term financial goals.

Mike specializes in advising high-net-worth families on their tax, charitable and estate planning needs. He also works with business owners on transferring businesses from one generation to the next.

As Director of Taxes, Mike believes in empowering his team to set and accomplish their career goals. He is committed to improving employee and client experience by implementing best-in-class software and processes.

When not at the office, Mike enjoys spending time outside on sunny days with his children and watching movies inside on cozy winter nights.  He loves golf, so much so that he and his twin brother have a bucket list of golf courses they wish to play on someday.  He loves baseball, specifically the Chicago Cubs.


How did you choose accounting?

I first wanted to study accounting as a student in grade school, assuming it would help my understanding of the business and operations of my dream job – opening my own baseball card shop. While my reasons for choosing accounting changed over the years, my original assumptions stayed true.

What is your philosophy as it relates to your job?

If you put your clients first and your team a close second, everything else will fall into place.

In your own words, what’s different about Mowery & Schoenfeld?

Our people and our culture. We hire based on the person not just the resume, because we understand the benefit of well-rounded professional staff. We promote, engage and empower our team members to be the best they can be and the end result is excellent client service.