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Michael Patterson

Michael Patterson

Michael Patterson | CPA | Principal

Ann Arbor, MI | 734.302.4190 | Email
Service Areas | International tax compliance and consulting, repatriation planning, cross-border financing, international mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring

As Rehmann’s director of international tax, Michael is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities involved with conducting business globally. He focuses on building a well-rounded team with broad experience and expanding Rehmann’s international client base to include various jurisdictional regions and types of work.

Michael works with inbound and outbound companies helping them with traditional tax and international transactions. He leverages the Nexia International network daily, providing clients with access to a worldwide network of independent, high-quality accounting and consulting firms.


Bringing more than 25 years of international tax experience to the table, Michael has a successful track record of providing value-driven consulting, planning and structuring for clients in a wide range of industries including life-sciences, wireless distribution, chemical manufacturing and distribution, general manufacturing, software development, not-for-profit and higher education. He is well-practiced in repatriation planning and transfer pricing.

Michael began practicing in 1987. Prior to joining Rehmann in 2017, Michael was a managing director of the tax practice for the Indiana region of a global accounting firm, after serving as a corporate vice president of tax logistics. With experience in both private industry and public accounting, he views situations from the client’s perspective. Michael is a licensed CPA in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

  • To help clients stay ahead of the curve on tax reform, Michael recently authored an article titled "Gearing up for the future: 6 ways to bolster your tax-planning toolkit."
  • To continue expanding his knowledge, Michael attends Nexia International conferences annually that address topics such as tax reform, transfer pricing and more.
  • A seasoned speaker, Michael regularly presents on international topics at associations such as the Tax Executive Institute and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

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