November 21, 2014
Michael Balter, Partner-In-Charge of the Florida Region, Featured in South Florida Business Journal Article, "Booming Economy Drains Talent Pool."
One way to take the pulse on a region's economy is to talk to an accountant with a big book of business.
This week, I talked to Mike Balter. Marcum LLP, one of the nation's largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms, had just named him the new partner-in-charge for its Florida region. The firm had wooed him away from McGladrey LLP, one of its competitors, to oversee tax, assurance and advisory services.
"Family-owned business are looking to invest again," he said. "Banks are lending money. And private equity firms have a lot of cash on the sidelines."