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Skoda Minotti Employee Earns Exit Planning Institute’s Prestigious CEPA Designation

November 28, 2011 – CLEVELAND – Skoda Minotti, a CPA, business and financial advisory firm, is proud to announce that Michael Trabert, CPA, CVA, CMAP, CEPA recently earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation, after completing the Institute’s intensive CEPA program. With this designation, Trabert joins an exclusive group of business advisors worldwide who have received this credential.
Leading Skoda Minotti’s Exit Planning Services Group, Trabert helps clients by creating a comprehensive, custom-tailored plan to help business-owners successfully exit their privately-held business and accomplish their personal and financial goals.
The CEPA program was specifically designed for business advisors who work closely with owners of privately-held companies. To receive the CEPA designation, Trabert completed a rigorous five day program that involved approximately 100 hours of pre-course study, 33 hours of class room instruction, and successful completion of a 3.5 hour proctored examination.
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Skoda Minotti (, 888-201-4484) is a CPA, business and financial advisory firm that is focused on assisting clients grow their businesses. Clients of the firm range from closely-held businesses to public companies, from individuals and partnerships to corporations, trusts and estates. Skoda Minotti is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance which offers resources and technical expertise to clients through over 360 locations across the United States and over 600 locations internationally. 

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