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Our Firm. 
Our People. 
Our Community.  

Over the years, Berman Hopkins has held on to its core values; we build relationships with each client to understand their business and provide them with solid solutions. Our relative size, length of time within the community, and reputation provide you with the necessary resources to support the ongoing needs of your business. 

Florida Natives


We are currently one of the largest independently owned CPA firms in Central Florida with two offices – Melbourne and Orlando – to accommodate our clients throughout the region. Our partners and staff are highly qualified with education and experience to support our clients with outstanding accounting and financial services.



Chris McDirmit, CPA 

Managing Partner


Phillip Hayes, MBA, CVA

Succession Planning Partner


Justin Knox, CPA

Tax Partner


Jim LaHam, CPA  

Senior Tax Partner


Mike Durante, CPA

Audit Partner


Brian Nemeroff, CPA

Audit Partner


Abbey Redden, CPA

Tax Partner


Laura Anne Pray, CPA

Audit Partner


Carla McRae, CPA, CGMA

Business Advisory Partner


Steve Bierbrunner, CPA

Audit Partner


Robert Nevill, CPA

Audit Partner


Agnes Gregory, CPA

Tax Partner

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Jason Berry, CPA

Tax Partner

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Steve Rivera, CPA

Audit Partner

90+ Experts at Your Service

At Berman Hopkins, our product is our people! In a market that is changing quicker than ever, our talented team of 75+ certified accounting professionals works diligently and collaboratively to bring clients individualized attention and effective, practical, and timely financial management solutions. Our 14 Partners are supported by a team of qualified accountants, experienced auditors, and tax workers who are hand-picked experts in their fields. The ability to leverage from these diverse perspectives is key to delivering for our clients and communities. 


Every day, our industry-leading team makes an impact that matters while thriving in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration, and high performance. Berman Hopkins helps clients capitalize on new, unrivaled opportunities and assess, manage, and evaluate the risk to deliver sustainable economic growth. Our high-performing, skilled team helps fulfill regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet stakeholder needs. We work continuously to improve the quality of all our services, investing in our people and innovation.


We are proud to use our knowledge, skills, and experience to help fulfill our purpose and create positive change. At Berman Hopkins, we genuinely love what we do, which translates into positive, powerful, and purposeful experiences.


To learn more about our people and their extensive capabilities, visit our LinkedIn page. 

Culture & Community

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Berman Hopkins has been named one of INSIDE Public Accounting's 2021 and 2022 Best of the Best Firms. Ranked on more than 50 metrics, we are one of the highest-performing public accounting firms in North America. We produce superior results while planning for long-term sustainability and growth, offering both clients and staff alike a successful future.

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