Michael R. Belfer

Partner, Leader of Anchin's Public Relations and Advertising Group

Michael Belfer, CPA, CGMA, is an accounting and audit partner and is the Leader of the Firm’s Public Relations and Advertising Industry Group, as well as a member of the Firm’s Fashion Industry Group. Michael specializes in working with closely held businesses and entrepreneurial companies.

Michael offers clients a hands-on approach and assists them in developing tax structures, accounting systems, business plans, and financial and budget plans. He has expertise in business operations and solutions for long term business growth and also provides consulting services to emerging companies. Michael works with businesses in diverse industries: art galleries, diamond and jewelry, import and export, real estate, public-relations and advertising, technology and new media, as well as manufacturing and distribution.

Michael maintains strategic relationships with leading attorneys, bankers, and business consultants throughout the New York Metropolitan area to assist his clients with their needs.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York and New Jersey State Societies of Certified Public Accountants, Advisor to the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and the Finance Committee of the New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Art
  • Private Client

  • Fashion
  • Food and Beverage
  • Public Relations and Advertising

Success Stories

  • Testimonial: J Public Relations

    “Partnering with Mike and the team at Anchin two years ago was one of the best business decisions we have made.  Anchin has an in-depth knowledge of the Public Relations industry.”


  • Hack Attack: Understanding Unauthorized Computer Data Access From the Client’s Viewpoint WebinarOctober 2, 2019

    Watch this PR Council webinar to see Russ Safirstein, leader of Anchin Digital Risk Solutions, share steps your clients must take as soon as they discover their computer system has been compromised. He also reviews risks, responsibilities, requirements and reporting deadlines that must be met with any data breach, so that you can be prepared with your crisis communications strategy.

  • How New Tax Law Will Impact PR FirmsJanuary 31, 2018

    Gould+Partners spoke with Michael Belfer, an accounting and audit partner at Anchin and leader of the firm’s Public Relations and Advertising Industry Group, to find out what agency owners and C-level executives need to know.

  • The Introduction of Gen ZJanuary 26, 2017

    By 2020, Generation Z (“Gen Z”), individuals born in 1996 or later, will account for one-third of the United States population. We’ve charted the unique factors and influences that categorize today’s generation. 

  • How to Strengthen Your Budgeting EffortsJuly 14, 2016

    Michael Belfer, Public Relations and Advertising Practice Leader, tells Gould + Partners that agencies should keep an eye on performance and adjust their budgets as needed.

  • Trade Preferences Extension Act: What Does it Mean for Your Company?July 9, 2015

    On June 30, 2015, the President signed the Trade Preferences Extension Act ("The Act") into law. The Act will renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which provides duty-free treatment for selected goods from "beneficiary developing countries," such as Brazil, India, etc.


  • A Conversation with Rick GouldNovember 12, 2015

    A lively exchange between Michael Belfer, CPA, CGMA and Rick Gould, CPA, JD on best practices for management of PR & Advertising Firms, hosted by…

  • How To Create Viral Movements With Digital MediaApril 22, 2015

    Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP Partner Michael Belfer on panel discussing how to create viral movements with digital media at CoInvent Media Summit.…

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