Gerard A. McHale, Jr.

Gerard A. McHale, Jr. CPA

Asset Administration, Management and Recovery Services Partner


Mr. McHale has been involved extensively with real estate workouts in Southwest Florida for the past twenty-five years, with a primary emphasis on major investment properties.

He has extensive experience in developing, construction, and management of multi-family residential properties for rent and for sale, commercial rental properties - office and retail; golf course community development; time-share development, as well as extensive management background operating businesses.

Mr. McHale is a Partner with McHale, Caruso, Scullion & Knox, P.A. public accounting firm and one of the founders of that firm. In his capacity as an accountant, Mr. McHale has thirty-five years of public accounting experience. He initially with the international public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. and spent six years with them rising to the level of Audit Manager. In that capacity, he performed accounting and auditing engagements dealing with a wide range of entities primarily in real estate and the construction industry. For the past twenty years he has worked extensively in asset administration, management & recovery and litigation support matters.

He is actively involved in the local business community. He was Chairman of the Board of BancFlorida Financial Corporation (January, 1992 - August, 1994), (a NYSE company) and parent company of BancFlorida, a $1.5 billion thrift serving Southwest Florida. He also served as a Board Member and Director of a number of local businesses, including BancFlorida, where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee and Special Assets Committee. He was a Founding Director of Parkway Federal Savings Bank, Community Bank of Naples, First Community Bank of Fort Myers, was an Area Director of First Florida Bank, and was on the Board of Directors of Southern Pacific Bank in Los Angeles, California. He was on the Executive Committee of United Way. He is also a Past Commodore of the Royal Palm Yacht Club, member of the International Order of the Blue Gavel (an organization of past-commodores), and a past Director to the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, and a former panel member of the American Arbitration Association. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Hodges University (formerly International College).

Professional Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • State of Florida - Licensed Real Estate Broker