Michael D. Harlow
CPA, Office Managing Partner – Bethesda and Managing Partner - Cannabis Industry

Michael Harlow has more than 19 years of experience in public accounting serving clients in attestation, accounting, and tax advisory roles. In addition to leading the Cannabis Practice, he also serves as Co-Practice Director for the DC Metro Tax Practice. He has extensive experience across multiple real estate-related industries including homebuilding, land development, residential management, commercial management, and land engineering. Within the Cannabis industry, Michael advises clients throughout the supply chain ranging from independent operators to vertically integrated operators in the largest legal cannabis markets in the country. 

Michael D. Harlow

Mobile| 301-907-2330

Office | 301-652-9100

Bethesda, MD

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Experience and credentials

Nationally recognized and sought-after cannabis and tax thought leader who frequently speaks on webinars and at industry and public policy conferences for organizations such as the Congressional Black Caucus Conference, AICPA, and Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition. 
Quoted in national publications including Forbes, CPA Trendlines, and numerous cannabis industry publications. 
Served as a guest lecturer on accounting and tax issues within the cannabis industry for the accounting programs at the University of Maryland and Howard University.
Serves as a practice leader in the firm’s Hospitality Practice where he works with privately-owned hotel and restaurant companies. 
Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland.
Active member of the BGCGW Metro Board since 2013 and has served as Finance Committee Chair since May of 2015.


BS, Accounting – North Carolina State University
Master of Accounting – North Carolina State University

Professional affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants