Michael Karlin is a founding partner of NKSFB. He is responsible for managing the business and financial affairs of many high net worth and high net income clients comprised of business executives, real estate developers and operators, and entertainment industry screenwriters, actors, musicians, composers, publishers, producers, directors and executives.
Michael’s focus is Business Management, and he specializes in:
- Structuring business entities
- Financial plan review and implementation
- Cash flow management and planning
- Tax planning and compliance
- Generational and succession estate planning
- Contract review and negotiation
- Real estate accounting
Michael has been recognized as one of the entertainment industry’s top business managers by The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Billboard and, in November 2015, received Variety‘s Business Manager Elite Award.
Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He attended the University of Southern California, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1976 and a Masters of Taxation degree in 2009.
Michael serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, Westcoast Sports Associates and Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation, and also serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting.
Variety’s Business Managers Elite 2021 Variety
NKSFB: Hollywood’s Top Business Managers of 2021 The Hollywood Reporter
Billboard's 2021 Top Business Managers Billboard
Variety's Business Managers Elite 2020 Variety
Hollywood's Top Business Managers of 2020 The Hollywood Reporter
2020 Top Business Managers Billboard
Business Managers Elite 2019 Variety
Hollywood's Top Business Managers of 2019 The Hollywood Reporter
Michael Karlin Receives Variety's Business Manager Elite Award Variety