Key Note Addresses

It is a rare combination when delivery matches vast technical expertise. You have that rare duo; kudos to you! Thank you for sharing a small sampling from your immense reserve of experience and knowledge! I hold the IRS in higher regard for having had someone of your caliber in their employ and hope they and Congress learn from your upcoming book.

Cathy Mitchell
Senior Valuation Specialist
Allen, Gibbs & Houlik

Wichita, Kansas

I am very happy to tell you that we got the best overall responses to your presentation last week of any program we have had in a long time! Interestingly, we often have good responses from attorneys if an attorney speaks or good responses from CLUs if someone speaks on risk management issues that involve insurance related products, but your presentation was appealing to a broad swath of our membership and the information was useful in a very practical sense.

Conrad L. Slate, Sr. CLU, ChFC, MSFS
Knoxville Estate Planning Council

Knoxville, Tennessee

I just wanted to thank you for the presentation you gave at the Praxity conference on Monday. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and learned valuable information on how the IRS looks at valuations, in particular discounts. By any measure, you are a very effective speaker and educator. Thank you for a memorable presentation and hope I will have the opportunity to hear your speak again in the future.

Courtney N. Mussatt, CPA, ABV
Forensics & Valuation Services BKD, LLP

Indianapolis, Indiana

We are aware that this took extra care and time to adapt your presentation to our group and we thank you for sharing your expertise and knowledge with our participants. This would not have been as strong a conference without your contribution!

"Very relevant topic. Great IRS Knowledge."

Marina Blosser
Moss Adams LLP

Portland, Oregon

The Tax Institute course you conducted for Minnesota CLE was a big success in terms of attendance and feedback from attendees. Your evaluation scores and comments are below. Your score of 6.0 is outstanding - lawyers are tough graders. One person attending your session on DLOM wrote: "He is a 7! Extremely good presentation."

Mary Jo Cole
Program Attorney
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education

St. Paul, Minnesota

The feedback we received after Michael Gregory’s presentation was very positive. His insight based on his background gave everyone something to take back to their practices.

Diana Veid
President Cincinnati Estate Planning Council

I attended, as a remote participant. Your presentation was highly informative, energetic and concise. I will definitely buy your book.

New York State CFF, CFE


Mike is a dynamic speaker who helps us to recognize what we are doing right and to enhance communication with others.  Although we had people from many different areas with different job duties, we are all in the people business.

Julie Ramer

I learned so much from this class and from the presentation that I feel I  can leave with many things to apply to both my position as well as my personal life.  The half-day session was the right mix of lecture, discussions, and tools to assist me with my job.

Julia Tran

Excellent practical tips to be more effective personally and professionally.  Mike is very thoughtful and caring human being.  He actually cares about what we do.

Tony Lopez

Today’s program was energetic and provided real-life strategies that are simple to apply.  The students openly and willingly shared about themselves.

Cathy Griffin

Very informative and insightful. Great ideas that can be implemented today. What I liked most about the program was Mike’s conversational style. Mike provided ready tools for real-time use in the business world.  I liked that the program was realistic, data driven, instructor engaged, good balance between talk and exercises with no threatening exercises.

Anne Kukowski

Mike gets at the essence of what motivates us as human beings, and how an understanding of ourselves shapes the success of an organization. I really liked Mike’s passion and openness`. Understanding what the mission is and how to communicate that to your staff is key. Mike really engaged everyone as a student.

Tom Major

Mike does an amazing job taking information from various sources and creating useful tips and strategies I can use immediately. He does an amazing job engaging the class with realistic and relatable concepts and solutions.

Hillary Friend

Best management/supervisor training ever in my 40 years of service. You are such an inspiration.

Debbie Morrison

The program provided “just in time” resources for me to enhance my leadership skills.

Kathie Eiland-Madison


Michael has a great depth of knowledge, skill and professionalism. He is a trustworthy source and an excellent sounding board. Michael is very responsive to his clients' needs.
Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity

Adam J. Herman, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, ASA, CFE
Director of Consulting Services
Mueller Prost PC, PKF

7733 Forsyth Blvd, Suite 1200
St Louis, Mo 63105

Mike is a unique individual with a broad range of experiences in mediating conflict resolution projects, facilitating groups and leadership while maintaining a commitment to service and altruism.

Mike is pleasant, entertaining, a very quick learner, quick to jump in and volunteer, and has remarkable follow up. If Mike makes a commitment you can count on rapid follow up and delivering more than he promised.  He's been a great asset to Thera Rising in strategic planning, accessing resources and removing roadblocks to our growth.

Anna Maravelas
Thera Rising Institute

Mike is a high-energy, highly knowledgeable professional that excels in both technical and practice management aspects of the business valuation profession.  Mike’s knowledge is extensive, covering the widest gamut of valuation issues.    His experience as a senior manager and executive at the Internal Revenue Service gives him the unique perspectives necessary to assist clients with their valuation requirements.

In addition, I know Mike to be an exceptionally gifted mediator.  I have personally seen Mike’s skills at work in resolving the most complex matters both in business and in family and other matters. I highly recommend Mike to you.

Howard Lewis
Executive Director
Institute of Business Appraisers

Formerly National Program Manager, Internal Revenue Service