Adelbert L. Hallisey, CPA

Partner
860-563-8271
Burt was a partner in the firm of Bardaglio & Hallisey, CPA’s until 1966. He then was a sole practitioner until 1972. Burt and Paul R. D’Agostino formed Hallisey & D’Agostino, CPA’s in 1972. His 50+ years of public accounting experience in dealing with small businesses and individuals has involved dealing with a myriad of financial, accounting, and tax issues.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1959
    University of Hartford

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Connecticut

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Manufactured Housing Association

Paul R. D'Agostino, CPA

Managing Partner
860-563-8271
Paul joined the firm in 1968 and became a partner in 1972. His 50+ years of public accounting experience provides him with an extensive background in dealing with the financial, accounting, and tax issues of small businesses. English is his second language. He is very fluent in Italian, his first language.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1968
    University of Hartford

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Connecticut

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Participated as a reviewer in the AICPA Peer Review Program

Michael A. DeSanto, CPA

Partner
860-563-8271
Michael has 40+ years of public accounting experience dealing with small and mid-size businesses in many industries, but especially in the construction industry. His personal approach, experience and quality service has helped provide clients with solutions to their accounting, financial, and tax needs.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1977
    Central Connecticut State University

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Connecticut

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Construction Industries Association
  • Association for Manufacturing Excellence

Lawrence F. Hallisey, CPA

Partner
860-563-8271
Larry joined the firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1994. He has expertise in financial planning, tax planning and consulting for privately held businesses and their owners. He also has a broad range of experience in working with companies in the automotive, construction, manufacturing, medical, retail and wholesale/distribution industries.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1988
    University of Hartford

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Connecticut

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Manufactured Housing Association

Nathaniel G. D'Agostino, CPA, CGMA

Partner
860-563-8271
Nat joined the firm in 2011 and became a partner in 2014. He provides various accounting, tax, and advisory services to small and mid-size closely held businesses in the construction, manufacturing, real estate, and service industries. Prior to joining H&D, he worked at United Technologies, a Fortune 50 company, where he assisted with implementing tax planning opportunities across the company’s aerospace businesses. Nat began his career with Ernst & Young, a Big Four public accounting firm, where he provided income tax planning, provision, and compliance services to both publicly traded and privately held corporations.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 2004
    Bentley University
  • Master of Science, Taxation, 2005
    Bentley University

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Connecticut
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Italian American Society of Connecticut, Inc. – Treasurer (2013-present)
  • The Police Athletic and Activities League of Hartford, Inc. – Treasurer (2014-2015), Advisory Board (2015-2016)

Daniel Merza, CPA

Tax Partner
860-563-8271
Dan joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2016. He has taken an active role in estate and trust planning, estate administration, IRS conflict resolution, and tax planning and compliance for individuals and closely-held businesses. Dan started his career in Boston practicing accounting in both public and private industry. Dan and his wife Alicia are the proud parents of three children.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1992
    Central Connecticut State University
  • Master of Science, Taxation, 1997
    Suffolk University

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Connecticut and Massachusetts

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants