With over 25 years of public accounting experience, our goal is to create ideas and innovate strategies to maximize your profits and net worth as well as minimize your income taxes. Our clients receive timely and quality accounting services at a reasonable cost. Our practice serves the greater Baton Rouge area as well as the North Shore in Mandeville. Whether you need help with basic accounting, income taxes, debt financing, business sales and acquisitions or investment and retirement planning, our friendly, professional team is ready for action.
In 1980 Michael obtained his accounting degree from LSU, and in 1989 received his Masters in Business Administration also from LSU. In 1981 Michael passed all four parts of the CPA exam; a feat achieved by only 10% of US candidates. Michael was named one of Baton Rouge's top "40 Under 40" by the Baton Rouge Business Report in 1995. Michael is licensed with the State of Louisiana to sell life and health insurance. His professional organizations include the Louisiana Society of CPAs, the AICPA, the Institution of Management Accountants (former president of Baton Rouge Chapter), the Baton Rouge and St. Tammany West Chambers of Commerce, the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau and the EBR Lions Club (President). Michael was born in New Orleans and has lived in Baton Rouge for over 40 years. His hobbies include LSU sports, golf, travel, and spending time with family and friends. He and his wife Laura, a Licensed Professional Counselor and faculty member at LSU, are members of the Chapel on the Campus. Michael and Laura have a son, Benjamin, and a daughter, Abigail.
Tax CPA / Attorneymadeleine@choatecpa.com
Madeleine is a CPA / Attorney in the Baton Rouge office. She graduated from Louisiana State University in December 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in History. She then worked in public accounting and obtained her CPA license in August 2013. She later attended LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center where she served as Tax Law Society President and received CALI awards for earning the highest grade in multiple classes including Tax Policy, Entertainment Law, and Privacy Law. She graduated from LSU Law in May 2017 with her Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law. She remains active in professional organizations, including the AICPA, LCPA, and Louisiana Bar Association.
Madeleine is a native of Dallas, TX, and she currently resides in Baton Rouge with her husband. She enjoys LSU tailgating, arts and crafts, and spending time with friends and family.
Accountant / ConsultantDayna@choatecpa.com
At Michael Choate Associates CPAs, Dayna's first priority is assuring every client receives exceptional customer service and prompt attention. Dayna joined the firm in 2015. She brings over 30 years of experience to the office. For much of her career, Dayna worked in the financial services industry. She also has extensive experience in non-profit accounting and worked several years for other local accounting firms. Dayna specializes in Small Business Accounting as well as new business development.
A native of Avoyelles Parish, Dayna attended Louisiana State University, Alexandria. She also attended Spencer Business College earning an Associate Degree in Business. Dayna enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Monica is a staff accountant who does small business accounting and individual tax preperation. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Monica brings some industry experience in accounting to the office and is excited to help us help you! She will be taking the CPA exam in 2016.
Monica enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Abigail arrived on the scene June 6, 2005. Her best talent is flashing those big, baby blue eyes at clients and friends.
Although she does not currently handle any client accounts, she shows outstanding potential for future growth. Abigail is expected to graduate from college in 2027.
Like most new employees, her favorite pastimes include staring into space, eating and playing with personal toys.
Benjamin arrived on scene June 23, 2003. He helps with employee morale and entertaining clients and friends of the firm. He is not responsible for any accounting or tax services at this time, but shows great future potential. Benjamin is projected to graduate from college in 2025.
When not craving Happy Potter books and movies, his favorite pastimes include laughing, reading, karate, and exploring with his parents and grandparents. Benjamin's dedication service was held at the Chapel on the Campus.