Michael A. FortunatoMichael A. Fortunato, CPA, CGMA, joined Leaf, Miele, Manganelli, Fortunato & Engel, LLC in 1978 and has been servicing his clients faithfully for 37 years. He specializes in advising closely held business owners on tax and financial matters, particularly insurance brokers and agencies, and the solid waste industry. Additional industry experience includes trucking, consulting, construction, manufacturing and distribution. Michael also provides litigation support services to the solid waste industry.

In the area of strategic planning, Michael frequently works with his clients on compensation issues, as well as succession planning and estate planning matters. Additionally, Michael has participated in many sales of closely held businesses, acquisitions and valuations.

Michael has been involved in the management of the firm by serving as a Trustee for the Firm’s pension plan since its inception and is currently on the Firm’s Compensation Committee. He is a Certified Public Accountant in both New Jersey and New York, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA), and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).

A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Michael resides in Succasunna, New Jersey with his wife, Camille. Some of his outside activities include serving as the Treasurer of one of the largest Sportsmen’s Associations in New Jersey for over 20 years.