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Michael Lortz, CPA, LEED AP, Named to Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 List

Posted on: March 2, 2015

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Michael Lortz, CPA, LEED AP, Named to Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 List

PORTLAND, OR. – March 2, 2015 - We are pleased to announce shareholder Michael Lortz received the Portland Business Journal's prestigious Forty Under 40 award. This award recognizes professionals younger than 40 years of age for civic and nonprofit involvement, as well as professional accomplishments and business acumen. His professional achievements include being the youngest person (at 28) to become shareholder in Geffen Mesher’s 80-year history, serving as chair of the firm’s Real Estate Industry Group, and launching the firm’s Family Office Group. Michael is also a frequent speaker, radio guest and writer.

His academic achievements are also noteworthy. Michael started college at age 16 and earned his BS in Business Administration, major in Accounting, from the University of Idaho. He graduated with a 4.0 GPA, an impressive accomplishment given that he had never stepped into a classroom before college, as he was home-schooled. He was also the first LEED Accredited Professional CPA in Oregon.

Michael is also very involved in professional organizations, including serving as a Trustee of Meridian Park Medical Foundation, a member of the Finance Committee of City Club of Portland, and a member/volunteer/mentor since 2003 through the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, he is actively involved in the community. He was a founding board member and remains a strategic advisor to Love In the Name of Christ of Clackamas County, where he has also taught personal finance curriculum in the “Pathways to Hope” program.

About Geffen Mesher

Geffen Mesher, a Portland-based accounting firm, focuses on providing ongoing financial strategy, accounting and CPA services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. We serve many industries, and create solutions that help our diverse clientele plan and build their financial pictures wisely.

For more than 80 years, our focus has taken us beyond the numbers and into the lives, plans and strategic goals of our clients. In providing professional tax, financial and business consulting, and reporting, we have successfully guided our clients through booms and busts, recessions and recoveries, with an approach and model built around the commitment of our people, decades of experience, and expertise across a wide range of industries.

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