Introducing Our Team

Accountants and advisors to Silicon Valley since 1979.

Michael Lin, CPA, MST

Tax Manager
Johanson & Yau

Michael Lin

Estate Planning

Family Office

International Tax

Small Business Accounting

Succession Planning

Tax Authority Examinations

Tax Planning & Return Preparation




Professional Services

Real Estate



Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)

Community Involvement

Leadership San Jose, Alum


Master of Science – Taxation, San Jose State University

Bachelor of Science – Accounting, University of Southern California

“It’s accrual world out there. I can help.”

I joined Johanson & Yau in 2010 after working both in public accounting and private industry. I provide tax planning and compliance services for high net worth individuals, privately held businesses, and estates and trusts. I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues to provide financial peace of mind on behalf of our clients and working with them closely to help achieve their goals.

I live in Sunnyvale with my wife and son. I am constantly learning more about San Jose/Silicon Valley and discovering ways to engage with our community in meaningful ways. In my free time, I enjoy reading books in a variety of genres, watching and analyzing critically acclaimed films, traveling to new and unique cities with family and friends, and brainstorming puns and dad jokes.