Andres Abad is a principal in the metro Fort Lauderdale, Florida, office of Novogradac, where he focuses on providing auditing and consulting services for a wide range of privately held and publicly traded companies. Throughout his career, he has provided oversight and review of assurance engagements, as well as provided guidance on complex accounting issues. Mr. Abad has extensive experience with clients in many industries, including real estate, renewable energy, manufacturing and distribution, private equity, health care, insurance, professional service, cannabis and employee benefit plans. In addition to providing assurance services, Mr. Abad also provides merger and acquisition due diligence, including buy-side and sell-side quality of earnings engagements for companies in these industries. Mr. Abad is a qualified peer reviewer and regularly performs peer reviews under the AICPA Peer Review Program. Mr. Abad is involved in the development of the firm’s staff and participates in training initiatives within the firm. He graduated from Florida International University and is licensed in Florida as a certified public accountant.