Anthony J. Daigle, CPA, JD, MST

Managing Partner

Phone: 617-619-3350 EXT 6
Mobile: 617-312-9283
Email: adaigle@daiglellp.com

Tony established Daigle in 2004 with the vision of providing the highest level of quality service to affluent families, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, private equity ventures, private foundations and middle market business. With 25 years of experience in tax consulting and compliance, Tony is a recognized expert in the industry and looked upon for his creative solutions.

Tony is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a licensed Real Estate Agent in Massachusetts. He is a member in good standing of the Hundred Club of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Tony is also an Adjunct Professor at Merrimack College.

Tony volunteers on the Professional Advisor Committee for The Boston Foundation, and is a Coordinator for The People’s Pantry of North Andover with the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

Tony earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Communications from Babson College; a Masters in Taxation, with honors, from Bentley College; and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School.

Nicole L. Cyr

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 617-619-3350 EXT 3
Mobile: 978-552-9795
Email: ncyr@daiglellp.com

Fueled with passion and energy from life experiences, Nicole joined Daigle in 2010. She worked tirelessly to learn the intricacies of each client’s needs, as well as the technical rules of high net worth individual taxation. Through several years of service, Nicole progressed to Tax Senior followed by Tax Manager.

As technology has become more prevalent, Nicole has immersed herself into learning the ins and outs of the IT process. She has helped establish an efficient IT environment to provide seamless and extremely secure service to clients and their advisors.

Now as COO, Nicole oversees the internal operations of Daigle on a day-to-day basis. This includes everything from new client integration to managing the team and facilities. She also dedicates her energy to understanding and exploring the opportunities Daigle has as a firm to provide value to other members of the advisory team.

Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude from Merrimack College with a degree in Business Administration, concentration in Finance.

Melissa S. Peirce, CPA, MST

Partner

Phone: 617-619-3350 EXT 4
Mobile: 508-395-1514
Email: mpeirce@daiglellp.com

Melissa began her career in 1987 with Laventhol & Horwath providing tax compliance and financial statement attestation services to closely held businesses.  In the early 90s, Melissa gained experience in private accounting as a financial analyst and finance manager.  She returned to public accounting in 1992 working for a regional public accounting firm where she practiced with closely held businesses and their owners.

From late 1998 through 2001, Melissa broadened her private accounting experience through roles in financial planning and analysis, as well as internal audit, for two publicly traded companies in the life sciences industry. From there, Melissa spent 9 years with a specialty local public accounting firm, where she practiced with closely held businesses and their owners, private equity funds, and start-up companies in the life sciences industry.  She became a Partner with Daigle & Associates LLP beginning of 2013.

Catherine A. Hayes, CPA, MST

Partner

Phone: 617-619-3350 EXT 5
Mobile: 617-710-0600
Email: chayes@daiglellp.com

After gaining over 20 years of experience with both regional and international accounting firms, Cathy specializes in taxation for high net worth individuals and trusts including gift tax.  Her role includes tax compliance, planning, and government controversy resolution.  Her continued practice, desire to learn, and enthusiasm make her an valued resource for clients, advisors, and Daigle team members.

Cathy is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.  She is a member in good standing with the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Cathy earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley University.

Ann E. Beale, MBA

Operations Manager

Phone: 617-619-3350 EXT 2
Mobile: 617-827-9487
Email: abeale@daiglellp.com

Ann graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Summa Cum Laude with Highest Distinction.  She began her career as an immunochemist.

Ann received an accounting certificate in 2001 from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2009.

Ann has 12 years of experience in the real estate industry, 5 years in investment banking, and 7 years in management/ operations, prior to joining Daigle and Associates LLP as an Operations Manager in November 2010.

Keith M. Lanzillo, CPA

Quality Control Manager

Mobile: 617-584-0159
Email: klanzillo@daiglellp.com

Keith began his accounting career in 2000 working for a mid-sized regional CPA firm, specializing in audit and tax services for companies in the construction, manufacturing and distribution and technology industries.  In 2002 he transitioned to another mid-sized regional CPA firm as an audit senior and was promoted to audit manager in 2007.  While there he became experienced and specialized in audit and tax services for companies in the real estate industry, which included audit compliance, tax planning and tax preparation services.  During his tenure, he became experienced with both the tax and GAAP treatment for transfers, sales and purchases of ownership interests in partnerships, which included treatment of step-ups and step-downs in ownership basis.  Keith also became experienced with both the tax and GAAP treatment of cancellation of indebtedness and interest rate swap and cap derivatives.  He was also heavily involved with firm technology in keeping the firm up-to-date in order to help create efficiencies in both the tax and audit practices.  He joined Daigle and Associates LLP in October of 2010.

Keith is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Massachusetts and is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  He is also a Federal Tax Committee member for the MSCPA.  He received his bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Bentley University in 2000.

Michael A. Tonkovic, CPA

Tax Director

Phone: 603-997-1713
Mobile: 603-997-1713
Email: mtonkovic@daiglellp.com

Mike joined Daigle & Associates LLP in May 2018. He has over 32 years of experience working for the IRS as an Internal Revenue Agent and in various senior management positions throughout the country. Additionally, he has extensive knowledge of the IRS return processing and audit selection methodologies. Prior to leaving the IRS, he was responsible for managing the Examination and Collection activities for the Small Business operating division in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. After leaving the IRS, Mike worked for a Big 4 firm with a focus on high net worth clients. He specializes in tax research and controversy, IRS practice and procedure and utilization of tax dispute resolution tools.  He is also knowledgeable with IRS Global High Wealth Unit examination processes.

He received his bachelor’s degree in accountancy from St. Vincent College in 1971.

Thomas M. Long, CPA, MST, MSA

Tax Director

Phone: 617-619-3350 EXT 8
Mobile: 774-364-4884
Email: tlong@daiglellp.com

Tom joined Daigle & Associates LLP in 2012 as an intern, later joining fulltime after graduating from Northeastern University. Throughout his time at Daigle, Tom has gained experience in tax planning and preparation for high net worth individuals and trusts, including gift tax. He also has in-depth knowledge of tax compliance for various passthrough entities, specializing in the in the real estate industry.

 Tom is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.

 Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from Northeastern University. He later earned Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Taxation degrees from Northeastern University.

 

Andrew P. Rice, CPA, MSA

Tax Manager

Mobile: 508-365-8334
Email: arice@daiglellp.com

Andrew graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, concentration in Accounting and a minor in Writing, with honors.  Andrew also received a Master of Science in Accounting degree from Northeastern University, with honors.  Andrew is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and is a member of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society.  He joined Daigle & Associates LLP in 2013.