Michael Staub joins CohnReznick as Partner in renewable energy practice
(March 3, 2020 – New York, NY) – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, today announced that Michael Staub has joined the firm as an assurance partner in the renewable energy practice. Staub has 13 years of renewable energy industry experience and will focus on strategies supporting utilities and large strategic investors, both of which have become increasingly active in today’s renewable energy marketplace.
Before joining CohnReznick, Staub was an assurance director in the power and utility practice of a Big 4 firm. In this role, he advised audit and non-audit clients on complex accounting issues including wholesale electric generation operations, business combinations, and adoption of new accounting standards. His utilities experience extends to multiple U.S. regulatory jurisdictions where he assisted clients in the application of regulatory accounting for various state and federal rate orders. During a two-year international tour in Paris, France, Staub served global clients by evaluating their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in adoption and post-merger environments.
“I am delighted to welcome Mike Staub to our renewable energy team,” said Anton Cohen, CohnReznick’s Renewable Energy Industry practice leader. “Mike has a unique understanding of the power industry and we are confident that he will play an integral part in our future growth initiatives and success for many years.” Cohen added, “With the pace of M&A activity picking up in the renewables sector, Mike’s expertise in this area, which includes supporting over $1.8B of power generation acquisitions (1300 MW), will be a major asset to our clients and to our firm.”
Staub earned a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and Ohio.