About Us

History

Verner & Associates is a boutique tax and accounting strategy firm helping businesses be more profitable by taking the time to develop the right strategy for each individual business.

Started by Michael Verner, a 40+ year veteran accounting professional and former IRS agent, Verner & Associates was built on the premise that accounting is more than tax returns and monthly reports. Accounting is, in fact, one of the most critical functions within an organization not just for federal and state regulations, but for ensuring a business can be as profitable as possible.

Verner & Associates is made up of individuals who believe the true value they provide their clients is helping them reduce their tax liability and increase profitability.  To that end, Verner & Associates has experts in all manners of tax strategy, accounting, tax credits, and estate planning.

Partners

Michael G. Verner, CPA, JD is a native of Atlanta. He graduated from the University of Georgia and received his law degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Mike began his career as a Revenue Agent for the Internal Revenue Service and has been practicing in public accounting since 1973. His concentration is in corporate and personal taxation, income and estate tax planning, and Internal Revenue Service controversies. Mike has served the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants in various capacities and is a Past President. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. Mike has been the recipient of Atlanta Magazine’s Five Star Wealth Manager Award since 2010. Mike lives in Alpharetta with his wife and canine friends. He has four children, several grandchildren and currently enjoys being an “empty nester.” He enjoys fitness activities, baseball and is an exuberant University of Georgia Football supporter.
Brandon S. Verner, CPA is an Atlanta native and joined Verner & Associates in July of 2000 after years at a large local firm. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he received his degree in Accounting. Brandon specializes in accounting systems and consulting as well as corporate and personal income tax. Brandon is an active member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past President of the North Perimeter Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs and has served on the Board of Directors of the State Society. Brandon lives in Dunwoody with his two sons. He enjoys traveling, movies, playing cards, and is an avid Braves and University of Georgia football fan.
 garrett Alison E. Garrett, CPA is a Stone Mountain native and joined Verner & Associates in February of 1998.  She is a graduate of Georgia College in Milledgeville where she received her degree in Accounting.  Alison specializes in QuickBooks training, consulting and business services in addition to corporate and personal income tax. She is an active member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Alison lives on a mini-farm in Dahlonega with her husband, daughter and son. She enjoys spending time watching her children play soccer and tennis as well as camping and outdoor activities.