Berkowitz Pollack Brant Promotes 8 to Associate Director
Posted on July 15, 2022
July 15, 2022 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced the promotion of eight professionals to associate directors within the firm’s Tax Services and Assurance and Advisory Services practices.
“Our firm was founded on the principle of creating a life-long learning environment, where every firm member receives the tools to cultivate knowledge, enhance their careers and achieve personal growth,” explained Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs’ CEO Joseph Saka, CPA/PFS. “We are pleased to have watched these individuals take advantage of the opportunities before them, honing their skills and developing into strong leaders that we expect will help to guide our firm forward in the future.”
Adam Fisher, CPA, was promoted from senior manager to associate director in the Tax Services group, where he provides tax and consulting services to real estate companies, private equity funds, closely held businesses and high-net-worth families. He holds a master’s degree in Taxation from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University.
Mikel Gastaminsa, CPA, moved up to associate director in the firm’s Assurance and Advisory Services practice, where he provides audit, accounting and business-consulting services to both public and privately held companies in industries that include real estate development and professional services. He holds a master’s degree in Taxation and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Miami.
Yasmany Gonzalez, CPA, advanced to associate director in the Assurance and Advisory Services group, where he provides audit and assurance services to clients in the aviation, construction and distribution industries. He earned a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Florida International University.
Joshua Hallett was promoted to associate director in the Assurance and Advisory Services practice, where he brings a broad range of SEC experience to help public and privately held businesses manage compliance requirements, implement internal controls and improve processes. He earned a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Idaho.
Kevin McNally, JD, advanced to associate director in the Tax Services group, where he works with real estate development companies and private equity firms to structure complex deals for maximum tax efficiency. A member of Florida, Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, he earned a juris doctorate and diploma of civil law from Louisiana State University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of Tampa and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Florida International University.
James “Tony” Salazar, CPA, was promoted to associate director of Tax Services, where he helps individuals, corporations and partnerships plan for and comply with federal and state income tax regulations, including representation before the IRS and state taxing jurisdictions. He also focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and structuring closely held business and family structures. Salazar hold a master’s degree in Accounting from Golden Gate University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada.
Savannah Snow, CPA, was elevated to associate director in the Tax Services group, where she provides tax consulting and compliance services to high-net-worth families, businesses and their subsidiaries located throughout the world. A graduate of Leadership Broward and a member of the Florida Institute of CPA’s Women’s Leadership Committee, Snow earned a master’s degree in Taxation and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Florida.
Michael Vegueria, CPA, advanced to associate director in the firm’s Assurance and Advisory Service practice, where he provides audit, accounting and business consulting services to closely held businesses in the real estate, hospitality, manufacturing and distribution sectors. He holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.
About Berkowitz Pollack Brant
For nearly 45 years the advisors and accountants of Berkowitz Pollack Brant have solved problems, provided knowledge and helped clients realize their goals. The firm and its affiliates Provenance Wealth Advisors, BayBridge Capital Advisors and BayBridge Real Estate Capital have offices in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and New York City.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant has been named one of the top 100 firms in the U.S. by both Accounting Today and INSIDE Public Accounting and has been named one of Florida Trend’s Best Places to Work for several consecutive years.
One of the largest firms in South Florida, it is comprised of talented and resourceful professionals who provide consulting services with an entrepreneurial focus. Specialty areas include domestic and international tax planning and compliance, corporate and commercial audits, forensics and litigation support, business valuation, and wealth management and preservation.