About Zeleznik & Associates
Michael J. Zeleznik, CPA, MT, ABV, AEP®
Mike has over 34 years of experience as a CPA and licensed life insurance advisor. His expertise is broad and relates to business and estate planning, wealth transfer, business succession planning, business valuation, estate and income taxation, and litigation as a consultant/expert witness. He is accredited by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) and by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Business Valuation (ABV).
He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University in 1983 where his major was accounting. Mike also earned his Master of Taxation degree from the University of Akron in 1990.
Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Akron Community Foundation and its Finance & Investment Committee. He participated in Leadership Akron’s Class XII and previously served on the boards for Habitat for Humanity and Volunteers of America. He has frequently lectured to groups such as the Cleveland and Akron Bar Associations; University of Akron’s Law School, Master of Taxation program and National Tax Conference; The Ohio State University undergraduate accounting curriculum; AICPA & OSCPA; and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mike has been appointed by the Internal Revenue Service as an independent appraiser.
Mike and his wife, Susan, reside in Hudson, have three children and enjoy exercising, skiing, golfing and boating (when the weather cooperates).
Keith J. Bragg, ASA, MBA
Keith is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers.
Keith learned about the value of an education while laboring as a masonry tender for several years after high school. After hearing a greater call in life, Keith enrolled at the Kent State University. He double majored in accounting and finance and graduated Cum Laude in 2008. In 2015, Keith earned his Masters of Business Administration with concentration in Finance from the University of Akron in 2015.
Keith and his wife, Jackie, reside in Cuyahoga Falls, have two children and enjoy family time, running, biking and swimming.