Mark J. Kohler, M.Pr.A., C.P.A., J.D., is a best-selling author, national speaker, radio show host, writer, and video personality for, real estate investor, senior partner in the law firm Kyler, Kohler, Ostermiller & Sorensen, and the accounting firm of Kohler & Eyre, CPAs. Mark is a personal and small business tax and legal expert. He helps clients build and protect wealth through wealth management strategies and business and tax remedies often overlooked in this challenging, ever-changing economic climate. His seminars have helped tens of thousands of individuals and small business owners navigate the maze of legal, regulatory, and financial laws to achieve greater success and wealth

Mark’s valuable advice is found in his first influential book; Lawyers Are Liars: The Truth About Protecting Our Assets. Mark’s bestselling follow-up book, What Your CPA Isn’t Telling You: Life-Changing Tax Strategies, is a fictional story that brings tax planning to life, and it is published by Entrepreneur. In his third and #1 bestseller, The Tax and Legal Playbook, Mark shares his game-changing solutions for your small-business questions. In his newest release and #1 bestseller, The Business Owners Guide To Financial Freedom: What Wall Street Isn’t Telling You, Mark reveals the secrets behind successfully investing in his business while bypassing Wall Street-influenced financial planners. Mark has a loyal following of fans through his weekly radio show, Main Street Business.

Mark is a proud father of four beautiful children and husband to his lovely wife, Jen. They reside in Rexburg, Idaho, where Mark spends his free time improving his fishing skills and enjoying the outdoors!

(J.D.) Willamette University College of Law, 2000
(M.Pr.A) University of Utah – David Eccles School of Business, 1997
(B.A.Sc.) University of Utah Bachelor of Applied Science Accounting 1996

Utah Certified Public Accountant
Hawaii Certified Public Accountant
Idaho Certified Public Accountant
California Certified Public Accountant


Founder and CEO of Directed IRA & Directed Trust Company, attorney, best-selling author, and a national speaker and expert on self-directed retirement accounts.

Mat has been at the forefront of the self-directed IRA industry since 2006. He wrote The Self-Directed IRA Handbook, which is the most widely used book in the self-directed IRA industry that has sold over 25,000 copies. Mat is a partner at KKOS Lawyers and has advised thousands of SDIRA clients and financial institutions on SDIRA rules since 2006.

Mat received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah in 2001 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2004.

Mat is a regular contributor to, and he has been published, referenced, cited, or quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo Finance on self-directed IRA topics..

B.S. University of Utah, Economics, 2001
J.D. University of Maryland School of Law, 2004
Member of Arizona Bar Association
Retirement Industry Trust Association, RITA Institute Instructor