Firm Profile

Darmody, Merlino & Co., LLP was founded in 1938 by John P. Darmody and has been providing accounting, auditing, consulting and tax services to a wide range of clients since that time. For over 80 years, the firm has enjoyed an excellent reputation in the Boston-area business community.

In addition to accounting and tax preparation services, the firm provides management advisory and tax consulting services. The firm's professional staff has a broad range of experience in the areas of taxes, accounting systems, management information systems and financial projections. To its many closely-held corporate clients and their stockholders, the firm has rendered a great deal of tax planning advice regarding acquisitions, liquidations, tax shelters, estate planning and the tax consequences of numerous transactions.

If you have any questions or believe we can assist you in any of your accounting or tax needs, please e-mail, us your questions or concerns and one of our partners will personally respond to your inquiry.

Darmody, Merlino & Co., LLP is always looking for qualified professionals looking to pursue a career in public accounting. Additionally, the Firm hires cooperative education students looking to gain valuable experience. If you are interested in applying for a position with our firm please e-mail your resume to employment@darmodymerlino.com.

The partners are Robert J. Boyle, A. Dennis Barbo, Joseph G. Favuzza, Lawrence E. Sexton, David J. Gordon, Nicholas J. Maida and Brian D. Bernard.

Robert J. Boyle received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and holds a Masters degree in taxation from Bentley University. Bob has over forty years of public accounting experience, all with Darmody, Merlino & Co., LLP. Bob has serviced many clients with distinction throughout his career and now is also the firm's Personnel Partner responsible for recruiting and scheduling staff for the firm. Bob has served as Chairman of the Construction Industry Committee of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and is the Treasurer of Heading Home, a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge serving the homeless. Bob resides in Milton with his wife, Dorothy and daughter Patricia.


A. Dennis Barbo is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has received his Masters in business administration from Babson College. Dennis has over forty years of experience with the firm and maintains a high level of concentration in the construction industry. Dennis is a member of several contractor business associations and has also served on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Peer Review Board which oversees the quality of services rendered by C.P.A.'s. In addition to client services, Dennis also oversees the administration of the firm. Dennis and his wife, Ann, have four children and live in Natick.


Joseph G. Favuzza is a graduate of Bentley University and has received his Masters degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University. Joe has over thirty years of experience in public accounting and services a substantial number of clients in the construction industry. Joe is responsible for the firm's quality control procedures, including its participation in the peer review program. Joe lives in Wilmington with his wife Lisa and two sons.


Lawrence E. Sexton is a graduate of Northeastern University and received his Master of Science in Taxation Degree from Bentley University.  Larry has over thirty years of experience in public accounting with an emphasis on closely held businesses.  These include real estate, construction, financial services, legal services, retail and manufacturing.  Larry also oversees the tax practice of the firm.  He specializes in individual, corporate, partnership, fiduciary and estate/gift taxation as well as tax planning and tax representation.  Larry lives in Waltham with his wife, Suzanne and three children.


David J. Gordon received his undergraduate degree from Assumption University and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Taxation Degree from Suffolk University, where he was also presented with a Graduate Award.  Dave has over twenty-five years of public accounting experience, all with Darmody, Merlino & Co., LLP, with most of his experience taking place in the construction industry.  Dave resides in Reading, MA with his wife, Rachel and their sons Jake and Joshua.


All our partners are C.P.A.'s and members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. The firm has also undergone successful Peer Reviews of its auditing and accounting practices by the AICPA Practice Review Committee.