Mike joined the Nashville tax practice of Ernst & Whinney in 1988 and for six years served clients in a variety of industries while specializing in real estate. His clients included multi-state and multi-national companies, as well as privately-owned and emerging businesses. He advised clients on tax aspects of choice of entity, acquisitions and divestitures, helped start-up and pre-IPO companies, and assisted troubled companies with restructuring and debt workout issues.
Mike left Ernst & Young in 1994 to join Healthcare Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust. He headed corporate tax, financial planning and information technology, and helped structure and implement investment transactions and management operations. He designed and implemented the company’s tax and information reporting compliance and financial forecasting systems. He also selected and led the implementation of the company’s property management and accounting system and later led its integration with the company’s asset management system. He left as a senior vice president and founded Crisler CPA, PLLC in 2003.
Mike is a Tennessee Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the AICPA Tax Section, the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Section, and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Mike serves on the board of directors of a subsidiary of a Fortune 50 manufacturer of construction, mining and other equipment. Mike graduated from Belmont College in 1988 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.