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Michael Karlin

Michael Karlin

Founding Partner

Business Management

Westwood, CA

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.