Mitch Silverstein, a partner at Richter, has a passion for helping clients save every possible dollar of tax, while protecting their assets and growing their businesses. Mitch isn’t a stereotypical, introverted accountant. His energy is contagious, his strategic thinking is inspiring and his flair for public speaking has resulted in him becoming a sought-after presenter on a variety of tax and business enhancement strategies. Prior to joining Richter, Mitch was a founding partner at SBLR Chartered Accountants, a mid-sized accounting firm based in Toronto.
Current Position and Responsibilities
For over 25 years, entrepreneurial clients across all industries have benefited from Mitch’s ability to make strategic tax and business planning easy to understand and implement, while providing tremendous value to their corporations and families. In particular, Mitch advises privately held businesses on corporate reorganizations, financing, remuneration and business enhancement strategies and prides himself on providing proactive communication with a collaborative approach. Mitch is an active member of Richter’s Marketing Committee.
Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement
- Group Founding Member of the Platinum Business Networking, since 2011
- Founding Member of the B2B Networking Group, since 2009
- Trusted Advisor of TEC (The Executive Committee) Canada, since 2006
- Graduate of the Advanced Rainmaker Academy, 2009
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO), since 1984
- Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), since 1984
- B.A, Economics, York University, 1980
- Chartered Accountant (CA),1984
- Business Innovation in Changing Times N6 Conference Series – keynote speaker, break-out session facilitator and panel presenter at 6 events, 2011 and 2012.
- “Taming the Tax Beast” session facilitator, CAFE Family Business Forum, 2012.
- Strategic tax seminar facilitator for CEOs and business owners, quarterly since 2004.
- “Taming the Tax Beast” webinar, Ontario General Contractors Association, 2011.
Publications and Media
- Quoted in the online article by Diane Jermyn, "Is your business in growth mode? You might need tax help", The Globe and Mail, April 20, 2015
- Facilitator of online Q&A discussion, The Globe & Mail online, April 26, 2012.
- Quoted in the online article by Marlene Habib, “Don’t raise a red flag for tax auditors,” The Globe & Mail online, April 2, 2012.
- “Cash flow is king,” The Globe & Mail online, August 31, 2011.
- “Three things,” The Globe & Mail online, June 7, 2011.
On a personal note, Mitch is a performing musician and singer, is a participant in several team and individual sports, and gives much of his spare time to a number of charitable organizations.