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Mike Zager


Retired Partner

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(320) 223-7705

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning®

About Mike

Mike Zager has been with CDS (formerly the Michael A. Johnson, Ltd. firm) since 1985. He graduated from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He was admitted as a Partner in 2012. After Mike's retirement from the CDS partnership in 2019, he continues to remain a trusted advisor to our clients. We are excited to have his expertise and knowledge with our firm in the years to come. Mike specializes in tax planning and preparation, estates and trusts, business consulting and the petroleum industry.

Community Involvement

  • United Way of Central Minnesota
  • Lake Association in Brainerd, Minnesota

In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time outdoors fishing.

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