Michael W. Burak

Global tax leader
Industrial products & services


  • Michael is a tax partner in the industrial products & services tax practice of PwC for the Metropolitan New York region, based out of Florham Park, New Jersey.
  • He currently serves as the firm's global industrial products & services tax leader and global chemicals industry tax leader.

Michael has twenty-plus years of experience teaming with client tax professionals to tackle complex global tax challenges, effectively manage risk, minimise their global effective tax rates and maximise cash.

During his career, Michael has provided key solutions to chemical and industrial clients based upon his strong understanding and knowledge of client business and industry challenges. Several areas in which Michael has helped to deliver and provide solutions include: FAS109/IAS 12 income tax accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 income tax accounting controls; environmental remediation and insurance recovery planning; international tax restructuring; federal tax legislative matters; and state and local corporate income tax minimization.

Michael is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maryland, New Jersey and New York Societies of Certified Public Accountants.