About Paul

Paul Etzler is a director in the Firm’s Assurance Services group and has over 25 years of business consulting, accounting and tax experience. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction industry group, a founding member of the firm’s Life Sciences and Innovation Group, and has significant experience working with clients in the nonprofit and healthcare industries.

Areas of experience include: Due diligence related to new property acquisitions and developments; all aspects of treasury and financial compliance; extensive consultation with HUD/FHA and nonprofit clients; compliance for startups, including contract review, lease negotiations, business plan assistance, and financial projections; and forecasting, budgeting and projections for real estate ventures, including tax credit projects.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA); Member of the Society’s Members’ Services Advisory Council and Leaders’ Council; Executive Board Member
  • Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants (AHACPA), Member
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA); Member, Treasurer of the Akron Chapter; Associates Council Member of Cleveland Chapter; Ohio Board of Governors Member
  • Ohio Venture Association, Member
  • United States Green Building Council (USGBC); Member, Board Member and Treasurer of Northeast Ohio USGBC
  • Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP)
  • Real Estate Committee, St. Clair Superior Development Organization, Board Member and Member
  • Seeds of Literacy, Treasurer and Board Member
  • DDC Clinic for Children, Finance Committee
  • Women Making Moves, Board Member
  • CJam Productions, Board Member
  • Muldoon Partners, John Carroll University, Muldoon Partners, Member
  • Corporate Round Table, Cleveland State University, Corporate Round Table, Member
Subject Matter Expertise

Business Consulting
Due Diligence
Accounting & Tax Compliance

Practice Focus

Emerging Companies
Real Estate Construction
Innovation & Technology


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting
John Carroll University