Mitchell Kopelman, CPA
Partner-in-Charge, Technology & Blockchain Practice, Co-Chair Tax Practice
Mitchell is the partner-in-charge of Aprio’s Technology & Blockchain group as well as the co-chair of the Tax practice . He has been a partner since 1990 with Aprio, which is the largest Georgia-based tax, accounting and consulting firm. Mitchell works with companies in the software, gaming, clean tech, financial technology (FinTech), health care IT, processing, biosciences (biotech and medical device) and manufacturing industries. Whether a company is pre-revenue, starting up, growing or preparing for a liquidity event, Mitchell works with them to maximize their potential at each stage. He is known for promoting research, innovation and entrepreneurship by enabling companies to be successful, regardless of where they are in their business lifecycle.
Mitchell brings to companies innovative tax strategies, like federal and state Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits, many of which can be monetized. In addition, he has strong mergers and acquisitions experience that includes structuring financial and tax due diligence as well as analysis of transactional accounting and tax issues. He also has extensive experience working with domestic and international companies, addressing inbound and outbound tax issues as well as other related business activities, like organizational structure, transfer pricing, joint ventures, stock options and accounting for income and uncertain tax positions.
With the emergence of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Mitchell has been instrumental in developing and leading our blockchain practice. While he focuses on the domestic and international related tax isssues, others on the team focus on accounting, audit and security blockchain matters.
Mitchell was recently recognized by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals as a Top 10 Public Accounting Professional in Georgia for 2014. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the School of Accountancy at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His professional involvement includes:
- Southern Capital Forum – Treasurer
- Atlanta Chamber of Commerce – Board of advisors and Technology Marketing Council
- American-Israel Business Connector (Conexx) – Board member and former executive committee member
- Alef Fund, Inc. – Past president and board member
- Frequent articles author and speaker on business topics, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to equity incentives, venture capital, private equity transactions and complex tax regulation and issues