About Us

Founded in 1938

Darmody, Merlino & Co., LLP

Our Team

Darmody, Merlino & Co., LLP was founded in 1938 by John P. Darmody and has been providing audit, accounting, tax, and consulting 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.

The firm’s professional staff has a broad range of experience covering all areas of accounting, taxes, and finance. To its many closely-held business clients and their owners, Darmody has rendered a great deal of planning and advice from formation and acquisitions through operations and succession planning. All aspects of business are considered from taxes and cash flows to regulatory and stakeholder considerations.

If you have any questions or want to know more about how Darmody can help you, please contact one of the partners directly.

Lawrence E. Sexton, CPA

Lawrence E. Sexton

Larry 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.

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Lawrence E. Sexton, CPA

Partner

David Gordon, CPA

David J. Gordon

Dave 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 with Darmody, Merlino & Co., LLP, with most of his experience taking place in the construction industry. He is also the firm’s Personnel Partner responsible for recruiting and scheduling staff for the firm. Dave lives in Reading with his wife, Rachel and their two sons.

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David Gordon, CPA

Partner

Nicholas Maida, CPA

Nicholas J. Maida

Nick graduated with honors from Northeastern University with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. Nick also holds a Master of Science in Taxation Degree from Northeastern University. Nick has over twenty years’ experience in public accounting with a concentration in the construction and real estate industries. Nick lives in Holbrook with his wife Julie and their two sons.

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Nicholas Maida, CPA

Partner

Brian Bernard, CPA

Brian D. Bernard

Brian is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received his Masters degree in taxation from Suffolk University. Brian has over fifteen years of experience in public accounting with a client base in the construction, environmental, real estate, private equity, and manufacturing industries. Brian lives in Quincy with his wife Christina and daughter.

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Brian Bernard, CPA

Partner

Jeremy Held, CPA

Jeremy Held, CPA

Partner

Laura Burhoe

Laura Burhoe, CPA

Andrew Cowan, CPA

Andrew Cowan, CPA

Joseph Favuzza, CPA

Joseph G. Favuzza

Joe is a graduate from the Bentley University and 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.

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Neta Saar, CPA

Neta Saar, CPA

Yuting Zuk, CPA

Yuting Zuk, CPA

Kena Kreste

Kena Kreste, EA

Marshal Burns

Marshal Burns

Jasmine Chen

Jasmine Chen

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Cindy Jacobs

Cindy Jacobs

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Michaela Lisek

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Michele Riccio

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Nurain Yasim

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Founded in 1938

About Our Team

Darmody, Merlino & Co., LLP is a certified public accounting firm providing audit, accounting, tax, and consulting services. Founded in 1938, the firm is Boston’s oldest continually operating public accounting firm. We strive to provide quality professional services and guidance. This is reflected in our close and highly personalized relationships with our clients.