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Mike Zager


Retired Partner

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(320) 223-7705

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Practice Emphasis

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. He practices in a variety of accounting and tax areas, but specializes in tax planning and preparation, estates and trusts, and business consulting.

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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