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Partners

Angela W. Banask, CPA
NC CPA License No. 19451
abanask@mpcllp.com


Angie serves clients in the firm's audit and business assurance and accounting services practice areas.  She has over 28 years of public accounting experience serving not-for-profits, employee benefit plans, medical practices, as well as manufacturing, retail, hospitality, construction, rental and printing companies.  Angie joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner in 1999.  Prior to joining the firm, Angie was an audit supervisor with Coopers & Lybrand (1992 - 1993) and Arthur Andersen (1988 - 1992).


Angie is the firm’s designated partner for the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Angie also serves as the firm’s in-house Continuing Professional Education coordinator and leads the firm's internal not-for-profit training workshops.  She also served on the faculty of the North Carolina Medical Society Leadership College from its inception through 2011.


In addition to being a member of the AICPA and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Angie served on the Board of the Literacy Council of Wake County and as President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the SPCA of Wake County, Inc.  She has also chaired Youth Council and served as a member of the finance committee for North Raleigh United Methodist Church.  Angie volunteers her time to the NC Center for Non-Profits Accounting Assistance Program, serves as a professional mentor for NC State University's Poole College of Management, as a TSA Representative for the Banbury Woods Swim Team and as a Sunday school teacher for the middle school age group at her church.


Angie is a 1988 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.  Go Pack!


She resides in North Raleigh with her husband, Jim, and their rescued dog Pluto.  She enjoys hiking and exploring national parks with Jim and their sons, John and Jack.


J. Micah Pate, III, CPA
NC CPA License No. 14331
mpate@mpcllp.com


Mike focuses his practice on tax planning and compliance, estate planning and business consulting.  He has over 30 years of experience with industry concentrations in construction, distribution, food service, printing, hospitality, and professional service firms.  Prior to forming McMillan Pate & Company LLP, Mike was a tax supervisor at Coopers & Lybrand.


Mike served on the North Carolina General Assembly’s Revenue Laws Study Committee from 1997 to 2011.  He is the current Chair of the Legislative and NC Tax Issues Subcommittee of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Tax Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Mike served as treasurer on the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army of Wake County and is the treasurer and a merit badge counselor for Boy Scout Troop 207.  He is also the treasurer of Highland United Methodist Church.


Mike received a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA degree from East Carolina University, and a Masters of Taxation degree from Georgia State University.

Mike and his wife live in Raleigh but spend many weekends in Morehead City.  They have two married children who live in the Raleigh area.


Thomas M. Doherty, CPA
NC CPA License No. 23911
tdoherty@mpcllp.com


Tom Doherty concentrates his practice in audit and business advisory services.  His 18 years of public accounting experience has focused on banking and surety bonding relationships for corporate clients in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, printing, distribution and professional services.  Prior to joining McMillan Pate & Company LLP in 1995, Tom was a member of the audit staff of Arthur Andersen & Company in Raleigh, North Carolina. 


As well as being a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Tom is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.  He has served as a member of the Habitat for Humanity Family Selection Committee and also as Treasurer of HopeLine, Inc.  Tom is active with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.


Tom is a 1993 graduate of Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy.


Brian T. Bennett, CPA
NC CPA License No. 21951
bbennett@mpcllp.com

Brian Bennett focuses his practice on tax consulting and compliance for businesses and individuals.  His 25 years of public accounting experience includes providing comprehensive tax services for clients in a wide array of industries including professional services, retail, distribution, manufacturing, banking, real estate, and pharmaceuticals.

Brian is a 1992 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Accounting degree.  Prior to joining McMillan Pate & Company LLP in 2003, Brian was a senior tax manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Brian's current volunteer endeavors include serving on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Lung Transplant Foundation, a national organization dedicated to promoting research for making lung transplantation a successful treatment option for patients with advanced lung disease.  He is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh and currently serves as Treasurer of the Raleigh Kiwanis Foundation.


Brian lives in Cary with his wife of 23 years and two sons - one in college and one in high school.  Brian enjoys college basketball, football, and music.  His latest personal endeavor is learning to play guitar, though he has no plans to quit his day job...


Alex Lehmann, CPA
NC CPA License No. 32933
alehmann@mpcllp.com


Alex advises and assists individuals and privately-held businesses in the areas of tax planning and compliance.  His industry experience includes commercial and residential construction, restaurants, retail, technology, light manufacturing, and government contractors.  Before joining the firm in 2005 Alex spent two years in public accounting and ten years in commercial banking in Florida.
 

Alex is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, having served two terms as Chairman of the Symposium Committee.  He currently serves as Treasurer for the Green Chair Project and for Theatre Raleigh and has previously served as both Treasurer and Chairman of Visual Art Exchange.  He was a member of the Cultural Leaders focus group for the City of Raleigh Arts Plan that was adopted by the City Council in 2016.  Alex has lectured on accounting and tax issues for visual artists for more than ten years and has been a returning guest speaker at Meredith College and at various local conferences.  


Although Alex was born in Italy and grew up in Miami, he has family roots in Raleigh dating back to the 1960s.  He earned both his undergraduate degree in Finance and his Master’s degree in Business Administration at Florida international University.  Alex, along with his wife of twenty-one years and his two nine year old daughters, lives in North Raleigh where they attend St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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