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Timothy H. Adams, CPA, ABV
Director, Principal, Tax Services

“€Listening is a critical skill that greatly contributes to the success of our firms’ clients. I always try to listen before I speak, whether it’€s at the beginning of a client relationship or during a simple follow-up phone call. This ensures that I have all the information to properly assess the client’s situation and needs, which allows me to provide practical, common sense solutions.”


Tim joined Maner Costerisan in 1999 after the firm merged with his former firm, Henderson, Miller & Robbins, P.C. He currently serves as a principal of the firm and is head of the tax department. Tim is also a member of the Manufacturing and Distribution Solutions Committee, a member of the Closely Held Committee, and leader of the firm’s business valuation practice.

Beyond his leadership roles, Tim specializes in providing business consulting and tax services to closely-held and family-owned businesses. He also provides a wide array of other services to his clients including business valuation, business purchase and acquisition consulting, entity structure assistance, IRS and state income tax representation, and tax research.

Tim began his accounting career in 1987 when he joined Henderson, Miller & Robbins, P.C. following his college graduation. With more than 20 years of industry experience, he has guided his clients through a range of individual and business challenges, helping numerous clients maximize the benefit of their business investments by advising on the purchase or sale of businesses and business segments. Additionally, Tim has successfully represented multiple clients in audit and IRS appeals, and has helped restructure clients’ business operations to maximize tax savings opportunities.

Tim was inspired to go into accounting due to his interest in the tax aspect of the profession. Today, he attributes his success to a number of his quality characteristics including professionalism, hard work, good business sense and problem solving ability. Tim also prides himself on providing practical solutions to address the diverse issues and challenges of his clients.

Tim was born in Jackson, Michigan and now resides in Lansing.  He and his wife, Lori, have three children. In his free time, Tim enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Designations
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Michigan
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
Memberships
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Forensic and Valuation Services Section (FVS)
    • Tax Section
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
  • Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA)
Education
  • Michigan State University – Bachelor of Arts, Accounting