Michael Violano

Michael A. Violano, CPA, MST


  • Jericho
  • (516) 336-2409
Michael A. Violano is an Audit Partner at Grassi & Co. and has extensive experience providing audit, accounting and consulting services to companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s in the public and private sectors in both domestic and international markets. Michael has embraced the Firm’s philosophy of “entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs” by keeping his focus on working directly with business owners in the private sector to develop various tax and operational strategies for achieving growth and maximum profitability.
Prior to joining Grassi & Co., Michael was at a national firm and played a key role in the firm’s public companies practice—in addition to being a key member of the Manufacturing and Distribution niche.
Michael’s experience also includes serving as an Internal Auditor for a Fortune 500 company. In this role, he planned, performed and reported on operational, financial, and special project audits of the key business areas of an entity with annual revenues in excess of $12 billion. He acted as an internal consultant to help the organization become more compliant and efficient; specifically pertaining to the Sarbanes-Oxley efforts and the operational business areas of the Company. Michael began his career at a Big 4 firm, where he received the foundation of his experiences.
Currently, Michael serves on the board of Aerospace & Defense Diversification Alliance in Peacetime Transition (ADDAPT), served on the board for the Long Island Capital Alliance and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Michael was selected as an honoree for Long Island Business News’ “40 Under 40” Awards.

Grassi & Co. Promotes Michael A. Violano to Audit Partner

Leading accounting, tax and advisory firm, Grassi & Co., has announced that Michael A. Violano was promoted to Audit Partner in their Manufacturing & Distribution Practice effective January 1, 2019 and will be heading up the building materials sub-segment.

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Alert: Validating Cyber Risks in the Cannabis Industry

With information gathered from assets in the underground (involved with the dark web) and conversations with federal authorities, investigations disclosed that, while there is no specific group actively targeting the cannabis industry, there are hackers focusing on three areas within the Seed to Sale lifecycle: research and extraction; growing; and consumption and retail operations.

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High NY Cannabis Business Soiree

Robert Bernstein, Partner at Grassi & Co. will be speaking at this highly enjoyable evening of delicious food, resfreshing drinks, and meaningful discussions with other Cannabis industry leaders.


The Business of Cannabis

John Pellitteri, panelist at NJBiz, "The Buisness of Cannabis"



    BS, in Taxation, St. John’s University 

    MS, in Taxation, St. John’s University


    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

    Long Island Capital Alliance (LICA), Board Member
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