Mike Mead is a rare combination of knowledge expert, client champion, and tough advisor all rolled into one individual. I first used Mike to advise and assist in the set up of my business. I quickly learned to lean on Mike as a trusted tax advisor, and perhaps more importantly, a respected and valued business mentor. His direct, yet personable style generates confidence in his clients. Mike anticipates questions and provides answers, often when the client isn't even sure what information they need. He champions individual's passions and pursuits while understanding the limitations that one often faces when starting a new venture. His work is timely, reasonably priced and of exceptional quality. I gained expert tax recommendations, business advice and a mentor all with my first call to Alliance Financial and Income Tax. I now confidently recommend Mike and his team to my family, my friends and business colleagues.