Our Team

Our team consists of experienced CPAs and professionals with the education, background and expertise to provide big-four level tax service. Our team members are up to date on current tax rules and regulations, and apply our in-depth tax knowledge towards making your tax situation as optimal and fruitful as possible.  Among others, our core specialties include: stock options (RSUs, ESPPs, NSOs, ISOs), multi-state filings, strategic tax planning (AMT), US expatriate tax and foreign national returns.  Reach out to us!

Michael Kaplanidis, CPA

CPA, Managing Director and Founder

Michael has over twenty years of experience in full service tax preparation, specializing in US expat tax and complex returns.  With experience at Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Andersen prior to founding Water Street Associates in 2007, Michael and his team believe in establishing long term relationships with their clients.
Having traveled on several tax assignments abroad in Europe and the Middle East earlier in his career, Michael’s expertise includes complex individual tax returns, business filings, as well as expatriate and foreign national tax issues.
By approaching tax service holistically, Michael takes the time to understand the needs and goals of our clients in order to provide the best case scenario for each particular tax situation. Michael is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in Accounting, and earned an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Giving back to the community is a priority for Michael; he ran the Boston Marathon in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to raise funds for inner city high school students.

Didi Lutz

Marketing Communications

Simply put, Didi makes things happen for Water Street Associates.  From helping secure new business, to facilitating our online marketing initiatives and driving public relations activities, Didi has over 15 years of integrated marketing communications experience working with hospitality and lifestyle brands.  Didi works out of our South Florida location to ensure that team members succeed in our day-to-day tax operations, helps streamline client communication, especially during the busy months of tax season.  Fluent in Greek and a self-taught chef and painter, Didi has a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from Adelphi University, and a MS in Corporate Public Relations from Boston University College of Communication.

Tricia McCabe, CPA

CPA, Tax Operations and Strategic Planning

Tricia joined Water Street Associates in 2008 as a CPA and tax preparation professional. She has over 20 years of experience in both corporate and individual tax compliance, planning, and research.  Her tax expertise also includes expatriate and foreign national returns.
Early in her career, she worked at Coopers & Lybrand, where she learned valuable auditing and accounting skills and then focused on developing her tax expertise.  She concentrated in the tax preparation, review, research, and planning for multistate corporate clients and high net worth individuals in several industries.  Subsequently, she went on to become the Tax Manager of compliance for PerkinElmer, Inc.
Tricia is based in our Boston location, and brings strong analytical and problem solving skills to assist clients with the tax ramifications associated with important decisions while trying to minimize the overall tax burden.
She is a graduate of Boston College, with a BS in Accountancy, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.