Steven D. Handler

Steven has been a partner with the firm since 1997. Prior to merging into MichaelSilver, he founded Steven D. Handler & Associates, a CPA and management consulting firm. With over a decade of hands-on management experience, Steven previously spent time with a Fortune 500 company as an operational consultant and internal auditor, and also served as vice president of a national real estate development organization.

Steven currently serves as the International Partner in Charge of the firm’s affiliation with GMN International. In addition to assisting international companies with their U.S. operations, Steven is a member of the firm’s consulting practice. A Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Steven has broad expertise in mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions; long-range strategic business planning for closely-held businesses, incentive compensation planning, and commercial lease negotiations.

In addition to his vast real estate expertise, Steven’s other industry experience includes telecommunications, manufacturing and distribution, software and electronics, healthcare, retail, and professional services firms. He is a member of the firm’s strategic planning committee and leads its international subcommittee.

Steven is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, the Institute of Management Consultants, and a charter member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Mu Delta scholastic honors fraternities. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Iowa and a Master’s in Business Administration (with Highest Honors) from DePaul University.


Steven D. Handler