Our Team
Our expertise and experience in a wide variety of fields can offer you service and consultation in a rapidly changing financial environment. The main service group, consisting of the professionals profiled, can provide you with the necessary information needed to make sound financial decisions.We welcome the opportunity to meet you and discuss what services we can offer you.

Managing Partner – Miami-Dadebberney@bga-cpa.com

Robert J. Berney is a Florida CPA and a partner of Berney & Abitante CPA’s PL. Formerly of Hirsh, Berney & Company, where he was a partner for more than fifteen years, he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO with a BSBA, as well as an MBA with a concentration in accounting. He received much of his early accounting, audit and tax training while working for Ernst & Young in Miami for five years.

In addition, Robert has testified as an expert witness in Dade and Broward Counties on various litigation matters. Robert’s expertise is in tax and estate planning, analyzing complex financial problems and creating alternative solutions.



Managing Partner – Miami-Dade


Mark D. Gitlin has over 30 years of experience and offers expert witness testimony in various litigation proceedings. Mark graduated from Florida International University with a BBA in 1980. Mr. Gitlin’s expertise includes litigation support, forensic accounting, divorce litigation, consulting, taxation, and auditing services.His clients range from wholesale and retail trades, construction, commercial printing, and manufacturing to professional services.

Mark is also a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics and is licensed by the Florida Real Estate Commission.

Partner – Browardjabitante@bga-cpa.com

John L. Abitante is a licensed CPA in Florida, New York and Oregon and a Partner of Berney & Abitante PL. formerly with Hirsh, Berney & Company where he was a senior staffer. John graduated Florida International University with a B.B.A. in accounting and Masters in Taxation in 1986 and 1995 respectively. John spent his formative years in accounting with Deloitte &Touche legacy Touche Ross before starting his own practice.

In addition, John has expertise in audits, reviews and compilations, and due diligence work.

In 2008, John once again joined Robert Berney and formed Berney & Abitante PL.

Ruth Wilson
Senior Associate

Peter Lee, CPA
Tax Manager


Peter F. Lee holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Taxation. Mr. Lee has extensive experience in partnerships, real estate and taxation of nonresident aliens.

Peter is also a Certified Acceptance Agent.


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