Mitch Silverstein




Phone: 416.488.2345 - 2274
Address: 181 Bay St., Suite 3320 - Bay Wellington Tower
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3


Audit and Assurance


Manufacturing and Distribution

For over 25 years, entrepreneurial clients have benefited from Mitch Silverstein’s ability to bring clarity to business strategy and tax planning challenges while providing tremendous value to their corporations and families. Mitch specializes in advising privately-owned, entrepreneurial mid-market companies. In particular, he leads Richter’s vibrant manufacturing, distribution and supply chain group, which provides industry-specific advisory services to this key sector. Mitch identifies opportunities and advises his clients on business expansion, financing and corporate structuring strategies. He has a passion for helping his clients save every possible dollar of tax, while protecting their assets and growing their businesses.

Mitch isn’t a stereotypical, introverted accountant. His energy is contagious, his strategic thinking is inspiring, and his flair for public speaking has resulted in him becoming a sought-after presenter on a variety of tax and business enhancement strategies. Clients respect him for his commitment to proactive communication, while constantly challenging the status quo using a collaborative approach.

Fields of expertise

  • Accounting and assurance
  • Business consulting
  • Strategic tax planning
  • Asset protection


  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Professional services

Academic Background

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), 1985
  • B.A., Economics, York University, 1980

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters - member, Taxation Committee since 2012
  • Supply Chain Professionals Industry Networking (SPIN) Group - founding member since 2012
  • Platinum Business Networking Group - founding member since 2011
  • TEC (The Executive Committee) Canada - trusted advisor since 2006

Public Recognition

  • Interviewed on companies’ foreign exchange moves by Mike Eppel, 680 News, 2016
  • Quoted in “Is Your Business in Growth Mode? You might need tax help,” The Globe and Mail, 2015
  • Speaker. CME Go Global Conference, 2014
  • Speaker. MedTech Conference, 2014
  • Author. “The Pitfalls of Crowdfunding,” Profit Magazine, 2014
  • Speaker. “Business Fix,” Rogers TV, 2013
  • Author. “The Hidden Tax in Crowdfunding Campaigns,” Toronto Star, 2013
  • Speaker. “Taming the Tax Beast,” CAFE Family Business Forum, 2012
  • Facilitator. Online Q&A Discussion, The Globe and Mail, 2012
  • Quoted in “Don’t raise a red flag for tax auditors,” The Globe & Mail online, 2012
  • Quoted in “Cash flow is king,” The Globe & Mail online, 2011
  • Quoted in “Three things,” The Globe & Mail online, 2011
  • Strategic tax seminar facilitator for CEOs and business owners, 2004