Michael Dukes is a Partner and a member of both the Financial Reporting and Assurance department and the Dispute Resolution and Forensics practice of the Firm. From 2010-2014, Michael served as the Firm’s Managing Partner, and prior to joining Bennett Thrasher in 2004, he was an assurance partner at both Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen in Atlanta.
Michael has significant experience in serving companies from the start-up / development stage through large multi-national companies. He has served as the lead audit partner on numerous multinational companies operating in the industrial products, telecommunications and service industries; large and specialty pharmaceutical companies; privately held / private equity or VC backed companies in the restaurant / hospitality, construction, real estate, technology, and healthcare industries; as well as several large not-for-profit healthcare providers.
In addition to core audit engagements, he has significant experience in mergers and acquisition due diligence, commercial dispute resolution, corporate investigations, accounting position consultation, family office oversight, and research, and other engagements of a consultative nature. Michael is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in both Georgia and Florida.