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I recently took up road biking and have enjoyed several 120-plus-mile bike rides around many of Michigan’s most scenic spots and even a trip around Southwest Ireland
Paul Flanagan
Partner, CPA

Experience

As a leader in our forensic & valuation services (FVS) practice, I provide clients with strategic valuation consulting and transaction advisory services. I primarily work with middle-market family-owned and private equity-owned companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, business services, construction, and healthcare. I also assist our clients with family succession and strategic planning matters, as well as maximizing their returns.

With more than 30 years at Plante Moran, I’ve been involved in a range of initiatives. I’m a member of the firm’s private equity practice leadership team, and regularly work with private equity funds and their portfolio companies. I’ve spearheaded the development and growth of our FVS fair value consulting services. I was a co-founding partner and managing director of P&M Corporate Finance.

One activity that brings me a lot of satisfaction is my role in mentoring several partners and current and future leaders of the firm. I’m happy that my colleagues recognize me as someone who’s always accessible and provides a high-energy work environment in which to develop.

I belong to the AICPA, the Michigan Association of CPAs,, the Association for Corporate Growth, and the Financial Executives Institute, where I sit on the Advisory Board of the Detroit Chapter. I also provide support to two local charities, Detroit Goodfellows and Racquet Up Detroit. I received my B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan.

When my kids were younger, I devoted a lot of time to coaching and volunteering with their schools and sports teams. Now that they’re older, I spend more time at our lake house in northern Michigan and I play more tennis and squash.