Bernie Kent, Chairman and Senior Advisor at Schechter Investment Advisors, has spent more than 40 years working with high-net worth individuals and families on tax, investment and wealth management issues. Bernie was one of the first CPA’s in Michigan to be awarded the Personal Financial Specialist (“PFS”) designation by the AICPA. He has written numerous books and articles on tax and financial planning and has been quoted often in Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In the Detroit area, he has appeared on the major television and radio stations and has been quoted in all major Detroit area newspapers. Prior to joining Schechter, Bernie was the Midwest Regional Partner in charge of Personal Financial Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he advised more than 25 CEOs of New York Stock Exchange-listed companies as well as 25 families with more than $100 million of net worth.
Bernie Kent has been frequently quoted in numerous national periodicals including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, Investor’s Business Daily, Business Week, Kiplinger’s, and Inc.
Formerly an adjunct lecturer in Taxation at Oakland University, he has taught numerous seminars for financial professionals and the general public and has authored articles for professional publications.
He co-authored five editions of PricewaterhouseCoopers Guide to Personal Financial Planning. Currently, he writes articles about taxation and Financial Planning for forbes.com and Leimberg Information Services.
Bernie Kent's Accomplishments
Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School
Bachelor of Arts - Economics, Oakland University
Distinguished Alumni Service Award, Oakland University
Top Financial Advisors, Worth Magazine
42 Prominent Alumni Award
National Philanthropy Day Distinguished Volunteer
Honorees of the 35th Annual Holocaust Memorial Center
Bernie Kent's Organizational Involvement
Personal Financial Planning Committee, Michigan Association of CPAs
Employee Benefits Committee, AICPA Tax Division
Executive Committee, United Jewish Federation Metropolitan Detroit
Chairman of Investment Committee, United Jewish Federation Metropolitan Detroit
Oakland University Judaic Studies Committee
Jewish Federation Community Services Allocation Committee
Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families Advisory Committee
Oakland University Campaign Steering Committee
Detroit Historical Society
Michigan State Police Retirement Board