ADELBERT L. HALLISEY, CPA

Partner
860-563-8271
Education and Certifications:

Adelbert L. Hallisey graduated from the University of Hartford with a BS in Accounting in 1959. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CT).

Experience:

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. His personal and direct approach has allowed the Firm to grow both in number and quality of clients. His dedicated and determined application of service to a diversified group of clients has contributed to a stable and highly recommended Firm.

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
Education and Certifications:

Paul R. D’Agostino graduated from the University of Hartford with a BS in Accounting in 1968. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CT).

Experience:

Paul joined the firm in December 1968 and became a partner in 1972. His 40+ years of public accounting experience provides him with an extensive background in dealing with the financial, accounting, and tax issues of small businesses. His personal and direct approach has provided clients with personal accounting programs to serve their needs. Quality service has helped clients grow and has attracted a steady flow of new clients over the years. English is his second language. He is very fluent in Italian, his first language.

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

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

MICHAEL A. DESANTO, CPA

Partner
860-563-8271
Education and Certifications:

Michael A. DeSanto is a 1977 graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a BS in Accounting. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CT).

Experience:

Michael has 35+ years of Public Accounting experience with an intensive background in accounting, financial, and tax issues of small businesses especially with the construction industry. His personal approach, vast experience and quality services have provided clients with solutions to their accounting, financial, and tax needs.

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
Education and Certifications:

Larry graduated from the University of Hartford with a BS in Accounting in 1988. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CT).

Experience:

Larry joined the firm in September 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.

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, MST

Partner
860-563-8271
Education and Certifications:

Nat received both his BS in Accounting (cum laude) and MS in Taxation (with distinction) from Bentley University in 2004 and 2005, respectively. He was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CT) in 2007 and a Chartered Global Management Accountant in 2012.

Experience:

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.

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

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

DANIEL MERZA, CPA, MST

Tax Partner
860-563-8271
Education and Certifications:

Dan graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a BS in Accounting in 1992 and Suffolk University with a MS in Taxation in 1997. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CT).

Experience:

Dan joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2016. His 25+ years of experience has allowed him to build relationships with clients to solve their business, tax and financial needs. Dan 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. He 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.

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

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