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L. Michael Gracik, Jr., CPA

Managing Partner

Mike became the managing partner of Keiter in 2014. In this role, he oversees the Firm’s strategic plan and growth initiatives.  Mike’s clients benefit from his 38 years of experience and tax insights. His client’s include closely-held businesses in the real estate, home building, manufacturing, construction, retail and wholesale industries. He also serves many estates, trusts and foundations. Additionally, he has provided tax consulting and compliance services to the tax departments of publicly traded corporations.  Mike also provides tax planning and tax consulting services to the Firm’s private equity fund clients.

Mike has significant knowledge and experience in planning and structuring acquisitions and sales of businesses, succession planning, executive compensation and benefit programs, estate planning and administration, tax issues of non-profit organizations, and tax planning for businesses and their owners.

In surveys conducted by Virginia Business magazine, he was named one of Virginia’s Super CPAs for every year since 2002. Mike was the recipient of the Innsbrook Rotary 2014 Business Leadership Award and the  Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellow certificate of distinction.

Professional Activities and Civic Associations

  • Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation, Co-Director
  • William and Mary Tax Conference, past member of Advisory Council
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – former Chairman and member of the Individual Taxation Committee
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, past member of Board of Directors and past Richmond Chapter President
  • Estate Planning Council of Richmond, past President and Director
  • Private Business Study Group of Richmond
  • VCU Massey Cancer Center, member of Advisory Board and Past Chairman
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation, Director and Past President
  • Virginia Museum Foundation Planned Giving Committee
  • Lipman Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Virginia Blood Services-Society of 100

Education

Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with distinction, University of Virginia

Speaking Engagements

  • “Think” – Succession Planning for Family Business – November 19, 2014
  • “Tax Planning for 2013: After the ATRA of 2012 and the Start of Affordable Health Care Act” – Virginia Commercial Finance, March 21, 2013
  • “The New Tax Law: ATRA of 2012 – What You Need to Know” – Keiter/KSPH Seminar, February 7, 2013
  • “Future Tax Rate Increases.” –Virginia Council of CEOs, Fall 2012
  • “Think” – Navigating the Uncertainty of 2012 – September 17, 2012
  • “Reaping the Rewards: Unlocking Private Company Value to Achieve Personal & Business Goals.” – Xenith Bank, February 28, 2012
  • “Save Tax Now…” – February 7, 2012
  • “Preparing for 2012: A Finance, Growth, & Tax Outlook” January 25, 2012

Publications and Thought Leadership