Our Firm

Forensic Accounting Firm
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Danny F. Dukes and Associates, LLC

Here at Danny F. Dukes and Associates, LLC we provide financial services to attorneys, financial institutions, businesses and individuals. Among forensic accounting firms, our forensic accountants give the same attention to all clients, no matter how large or small. The accounting and financial services we provide are tailored to the unique needs of each client, ensuring the probable results and maximized returns. Our firm remains on the cutting edge of financial trends and technology. We are well-informed and continually adapt to our clients' ever-changing world. We are your source for certified forensic accountant  and financial institution consulting resources.

Our founder, Danny F. Dukes, has spent over 30 years in the financial institution, and mortgage industries. Danny understands, first hand, the impact of changes that have occurred in these industries over this time period and most importantly, how these changes now impact customers; especially business owners' ability to obtain capital and loans that they need to operate and grow their companies. That's why a large part of our practice is devoted to helping consult  with community financial institutions, including non-bank, as these changes affect them.

Additionally, Danny F. Dukes and Associates, LLC will leverage its founder's CFE designation and years of experience with financial transactions, internal controls, fraud detection and fraud prevention. Danny says, "In this troubled economy, blue collar crime has increased dramatically. When blue collar crime increases, white collar crime generally parallels this increase. Now, is not the time to ignore this trend and wake up as the victim. We need to do what we can to help companies guard against or detect white collar crime."

Our Commitment

At Danny F. Dukes and Associates, LLC , we treat our clients with courtesy and integrity. We guarantee efficient, honest service that achieves remarkable results. Our years of experience and notable expertise ensure that your financial future is in good hands.

Our Record

Our consistent track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust. We use cutting edge technologies to ensure up to the minute information from the financial world. This allows us to respond quickly, and give you the most relevant information and perspectives. Our specialties allow us to focus on our clients' specific needs and be task oriented.

Our Senior Team

Danny F. Dukes, CPA, MBA, CFE

Danny F. Dukes
Forensic Accountant

Danny began his career as an internal auditor with Citizens and Southern National Bank. After 5 years in this role, he continued his career helping community financial institutions as internal auditor, controller and chief financial officer. As a consultant he has assisted community financial institutions with investment management, asset liability management, investment banking, compliance issues, internal audit, deposit and loan operations, company policies and general accepted accounting principles. He has assisted in a capital raise for de-novo financial institutions. He has also served as a lead on the selection of data processing solutions and transition teams for mergers and acquisitions.

Danny earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He continued his academic pursuits while working full-time and earned a Master's of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. Danny became a Certified Public Accountant in 1989 and a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1996.

Danny is active in a number of professional organizations including the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Rotary Club of Cherokee County, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Board of Directors of the educational charter school non-profit Georgia Charter Educational Foundation. He is also on the Local Governing Counsel of Cherokee Charter Academy, a local charter school. Danny treats every client with respect and integrity. Danny provides independent financial analysis in addition to tax and accounting services.

Previously, Danny served many years as a member and the chairman of the Financial Services Committee of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Danny has served as an adjunct professor of accounting at Clayton State College and State University and Keller Graduate School. He has also been a repeat presenter for the Financial Institutions Conference of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Annual Conference for the Association of Public Accountants.

Danny enjoys spending time with family and enjoying sports and music.

Dominic J. Sapone, CPA

Big 6
Forensic Accountant

Dominic has a Big 6 firm background with Price-Waterhouse-Coopers, Ernst and Young and Deloitte and Touche. He is well versed in audit, internal audit, tax matters, construction  industry practices, real estate industry matters and Sarbanes-Oxley implementation. He has acted as an expert witness in cases where accounting matters related to the construction and real estate industry were questioned. He was also an active participant with the Fannie Mae and Health South financial restatements.

​Dominic earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree from Sienna College in Loudonville, New York. He became a Certified Public Accountant during his experience with Price-Waterhouse-Coopers. He has also maintained and managed his own accounting firm.

Over the last few years, Dominic has devoted his career to consulting and assisting clients using his broad knowledge base and years of experience. "We are happy to have Dominic as a Senior Associate in our firm. You can't find his diverse experience base and longevity in our industry," says Danny. "His real estate and construction expertise adds a different product that our firm now offers," Danny says.

Dominic loves spending time with his adult children and grandchildren.

Donald F. Gallagher, Jr., CPA

Big 6
Forensic Accountant

Donald began his career with the accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick. After KPMG Peat Marwick, he joined PHH Corporation, which specializes  in outsourcing key functions for many corporations. He then served many  roles in financial institutions including finance director, controller and chief  financial officer. After hands-on experience with these roles, including a  multiple state operation, he became a consultant for the financial institution  industry and assisted with several disciplines to include financial institution best practices, product profitability, productivity benchmarking, investment portfolio management, asset/liability management, implementation of pricing product lines, and special projects. He also actively participated in the Fannie Mae and Health South financial restatements.

Donald earned a Bachelor's in Science Accounting degree from Towson State University in Towson, Maryland near Baltimore. He continued his academic pursuits and earned a Master's of Science Finance degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. Donald also became a Certified Public Accountant.

Most recently, Donald was the Atlanta Regional Chief Financial Officer for the largest division of a $30 million regional bank. There he engaged in and managed revenue enhancement programs for loans and deposits that saved the institution millions of dollars. He also conducted the implementation of free checking under the new federal regulatory mandates. He was in charge of the consolidation of two regional operations including accounts payable for which he managed.

"We are happy to add Donald as a Senior Associate at our firm, says Danny Dukes, managing member and senior partner. His diverse background and experiences only enhance our product offerings. Plus, Don and I have worked together before and have synergies that won't be found in many firms like ours."

Donald enjoys sports and family time.

Gregory N. Eppler, CMA, CPA

Big 6
Forensic Accountant

Gregory began his career with a non-profit research company. After the non-profit experience, he joined First Atlanta Bank, a $6 Billion regional bank, now known as Wells Fargo. He spent over 8 years as an   accounting officer with this bank. He then spent over six years leading     the financial planning division of Orkin Pest Control, a division of Rollins Corporation. After hands-on experience with Orkin, he left to join Johnson Industries, a subsidiary of Genuine Parts, where he began as controller and advanced to chief financial officer in 3 years. During these years, he directed the accounting, credit, treasury, strategic planning, human resources, risk management, audit, and tax functions.  In addition, he has provided financial and accounting expertise to an international manufacturing concern, the mortgage industry, and telecom organizations.

Gregory earned a Bachelor's in Science degree from Purdue University, a Master of Arts at Emory University and  a Master in Professional Accountancy from Georgia State University. He is currently a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant and a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Most recently, he has worked with the banking division of Deloitte and Touche and as a team lead for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) settlement support. He assisted the FDIC in organizing claims and identifying recovery opportunities.

Gregory is active in his community and a member of the following boards: Peachtree Heights Civic Association, Institute of Management Accountants - Atlanta Central Chapter, Financial Executives International - Atlanta Chapter, Sugar Mill Residents Association, Alpha Sigma Phi Educational Foundation, Unity Christ Center.

"Gregory is a great strategist, says Danny Dukes, managing member and senior partner. He brings more diverse experience and professional certifications to our firm."

Gregory enjoys relaxing weekends and family time.