Michael is a partner of Berryhill, Hoffman, Getsee & DeMeola, LLC. and originally joined the firm in 1997. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Accounting from St. Leo University. Michael is a Certified Public Accountant as licensed by the State of Florida. He specializes in small business consulting with a specialization in dental practices utilizing technology to help his clients run their business more efficiently. Areas of practice include taxation, cash flow management, accounting software management and business growth and development. He educates his clients to better understand their financial statements and the importance of planning for taxes, business succession and retirement. He is currently in partnership with the University of Florida’s Executive Practice Management™ program for dentists. This one of a kind program educates dental professionals in the area of practice ownership, management, fraud proofing and business planning.
Michael earned the CFE designation as a Certified Fraud Examiner and offers forensic and fraud accounting services. He assists his clients by installing a fraud prevention program which significantly lessens the opportunity for a fraud to exist. In the unfortunate circumstance where a fraud has occurred, Michael helps his clients from the detection of the fraud through prosecution where he is qualified to testify as an expert witness.
Michael was an adjunct instructor at the College of Central Florida. He teaches tax and accounting courses including federal income taxation, intermediate accounting and integrated accounting. He is proactive in the advancement of students by participating in the college’s Cooperative Education Program. This program allows students the opportunity to gain real world experience and earn college credits in the process.
Professional Organizations and Community Involvement include:
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Past President of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church Parish Council
- Past President of Big Sun Youth Soccer League
- College of Central Florida Accounting Advisor Council Member
- Past Board Member of Business Network International
When not working or volunteering, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is an avid sports fan and spends a great deal of time on the soccer field either coaching or playing. He is usually being followed by Rocky, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever, who can be found in the office on most days.