Michael Stern is a Senior Partner with the Los Angeles-based multi-family office business management firm of WG&S, LLP. He manages television and motion picture writers, actors and directors, as well as other high-net-worth families and individuals. Michael Stern began his professional career in 1981 when he co-founded the firm Ogulnick and Stern, Inc. CPAs. After gaining a broad knowledge in individual taxation, he joined the firm Meyer, Benadon and Shapiro in 1990, where he widened his scope of tax expertise, and began building his entertainment business management practice.
In 1996, Michael merged his practice with Edgar Gross the founder of International Business Management, a long standing and well respected Los Angeles business management firm. At IBM, Michael managed, advised and guided highly successful entertainers, writers, directors and other high-net-worth individuals. After Edgar’s retirement in 2009, Michael joined WG&S, LLP, where he continues to successfully engage with the firm’s clients in all financial aspects of their lives, and works with vigor, focus and commitment to service and protect them.
Michael graduated from Touro College in New York with a degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the CaliforniaSociety of CPAs. He served for many years as Chief Financial Officer of Vital Options, a non-profit organization providing support to young adults living with cancer, and helped to successfully grow the organization during its formative years. Michael and his family reside in Tarzana, California.