As a highly experienced CPA, Michael has taught numerous courses, workshops, seminars and continuing education events for over 20 years that have made an impact on professionals, savvy investors, entrepreneurs and business executives. Over the years, Michael has prepared carefully documented and fully-supported tax returns for thousands of sole proprietorships, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and trusts, including fiduciary returns and retirement plans. He is often consulted about how exactly to maximize their full tax, business and financial advantages – especially in light of the Social Security crisis.
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Michael S. Hawes, Certified Public Accountant
Michael S. Hawes has over 30 years of professional experience as a Certified Public Accountant. He is the founder of a professional tax and accounting practice that has served thousands of investors, business owners, individuals and families over the years. Michael is comfortable with and understands how entrepreneurs and real estate investors think. As a CPA, Michael has represented clients in over 800 separate business purchases, sales and start-ups, and has worked with over 2,000 business entities during that time, helping them with capitalization requirements, obtaining business financing and developing financially credible long-term business plans.
He is familiar with how both state and federal agencies work, and has successfully represented clients in over 450 separate federal and state tax audits, appeals and collection actions. He has provided Litigation support to attorneys, and has a strong background in both domestic and international tax issues. Michael is a well-respected and experienced Mediator and has been appointed by the courts to resolve many business disputes. He is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPAs and its International Tax Committee. He is a member of the AICPA Tax Committee and the National Institute of Pension Plan Administrators.
Dona Scalice, Office Manager
Dona Scalice has worked for Hawes Mason & Associates since March 2004. Her responsibilities are to assist the staff at the firm with tax return assembly and follow up with clients. Her duties also include the CPA firm billing program, Accounts Payable and Receivable. Additionally, Dona assists Mr. Hawes with the many different entities he is involved in such as real estate purchases and retirement plan set up for clients.
Tim Willson, Staff Accountant
Tim Willson has been with the firm for over ten years. He is responsible for tax preparation for Corporations, Partnerships and Individuals. His duties also include financial statement preparation as well as handling any client accounting issues that may arise. Tim has experience as a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and has over thirty years experience with two CPA firms. Tim earned his B.A. in Mathematics from the SUNY educational system. In his spare time, he loves to play golf and likes to follow most sports.
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