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MPP&W’s R&E Tax Credit Group has experience working with a variety of industries who invest resources in innovation as well as product and process improvements. As “The Entrepreneur’s Choice,” we offer a full range of experience regarding the Research and Development Tax Credit and take pride in the fact that our professionals are highly sought-out to speak nationally on this subject. We regularly work with companies in manufacturing, plastics, precision machinery, engineering, software development, and various others. When it comes to your company’s research and development investment, trust in our experienced team of R&E tax professionals.

Douglas M. Mueller, CPA
President & Founding Shareholder

Doug Mueller has been nationally recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine, where he frequently contributes tips on wealth management, protection, and high-level tax strategies. For more than 25 years, Doug has focused his practice on working with high net worth clients and structuring assets to minimize tax liabilities. Doug is known internationally for his expertise on the Research and Development Tax Credit, and is a highly sought after speaker on this subject for professional organizations across the nation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of CPAs. He also serves the St. Louis Community as a member of various charitable and business-related boards.

Adam J. Herman, CPA/ABV, CVA, ASA
Shareholder and Director of MPP&W’s R&E Tax Credit Group

Adam Herman has focused his more than 17 years of experience on serving the special needs of businesses and their owners. He provides consulting and support services in the areas of business valuation, litigation services, merger and acquisition services, research and experimentation (R&E) tax credit services and business operational analysis. As director of the fast-growing R&E Tax Credit Group at MPP&W, Adam leads nationwide engagements resulting in substantial tax savings for manufacturing companies as well as a variety of other companies in several industries. As a highly sought-after speaker on a national and regional basis for professional organizations, he is also the Chairman of the Legal Services and Business Valuation Committee for the PKF North American network of over 96 midsized U.S. accounting firms, and a member of many renowned regional and national organizations. These activities contributed to Adam being named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2007 by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Michael J. Devereux II
Tax Consultant/R&E Tax Credit Specialist

Mike Devereux has more than eight years of experience as a tax consultant and business advisor. As an energetic and ambitious accountant with an outstanding passion for tax, Mike has demonstrated leadership and exceptional judgment in the tax structuring of various acquisitions and has led hundreds of R&E Tax Credit study engagements, and is lead coordinator for MPP&W, P.C.’s special tax incentives program. He is frequently asked to speak to various professional and industry trade organizations and associations about opportunities to reduce federal and state tax liability. Mike is a member of the AICPA, MSCPA, and Associated Industries of Missouri. Mike also serves on the Executive Committee for Good Shepherd Children & Family Services, a Catholic Charities agency. These activities contributed to Mike being named to the 30 Under 30 Class of 2007 by the St. Louis Business Journal. Mike received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Southwest Missouri State University and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Taxation Program at Fontbonne University.

Greg Pfeuffer, CPA
R&E Tax Credit Production Manager

When business owners are serious about growing their business, Greg Pfeuffer assists them in developing a strategy. He has been actively engaged in valuations of closely held companies and has provided business plans, operational reviews, cash flow projections, financial strength analysis, and forecasted financial statements. In addition, he serves as the production manager for the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit service team. Greg’s experience includes a wide variety of customized consulting assignments with a strong emphasis on closely held businesses and professional practices. He has assisted clients in multiple industries, including automotive, construction, electrical contracting, real estate, hardware, pharmacy, computer software, as well as other retail, manufacturing, service and professional business establishments. Greg is also an active member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and other community organizations.

Richard L. Wile, CMBA
Engineering Specialist

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Rich Wile has combined his engineering training with manufacturing management skills to lead the growth of companies in metals-related fields. In positions ranging from the supervision of tooling and engineering departments to responsibilities for over 300 hundred people as a vice-president of manufacturing, Rich has dealt with plant personnel at every level, allowing him to capture the essence of research and experimentation projects and employee activities to help MPP&W clients maximize the benefit they can realize from the R&E tax credit. Rich has an undergraduate engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University in Metallurgy and Materials Science, and an MBA with emphasis in finance from Webster University.

Stephen M. George, PE
Engineering Specialist

As a licensed Professional Engineer, Stephen George brings more than 25 years of chemical process industry leadership to help manufacturing companies of all types take advantage of their well-earned research and experimentation tax credits. Having lived the fact that American innovation occurs in every facet of an operation -- from the shop floor to the Board Room -- he is uniquely positioned to help clients identify qualified research activities. His company was a pioneer in the ISO 9000 certification of process industries. The documentation process required for ISO is directly related to R&E documentation. His first hand experience with $100 million plus mergers and acquisitions from both sides of the table is an invaluable asset in effectively describing manufacturing processes. Steve is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Douglas A. Kolker, CPA
R&E Tax Credit Supervisor

With 10 years of experience running his own small business and more than eight years of experience in public accounting and consulting, Doug Kolker is passionate about helping small-to-mid-size companies stay competitive through the use of various tax credit programs. He has supervised R&E Studies around the country, focusing his efforts in the dental laboratory industry and the custom machine tool industry. Doug is a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs and other community, civic and charitable organizations.

Richard K. Pickett, CPA
Tax Consultant/R&E Tax Credit Specialist

With more than 10 years of experience as a tax and business advisor, Rich Pickett serves as lead coordinator for MPP&W’s State research and experimentation (R&E) tax credit services. He has supervised R&E Studies around the country, and is a highly qualified and experienced professional who helps clients use R&E credits to reduce current and future tax burdens at both the Federal and State levels. Because of his specialized knowledge, he lectures on a variety of tax and accounting issues to many industry groups and universities. Rich is a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs and other community, civic and charitable organizations.

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