Michael Abbinante consistently ranks among the top five Business Brokers in the State of Arizona. In 2012, the most current data published by the Arizona Business Brokers Association, Michael finished first in the number of businesses sold and third in the dollar volume of businesses sold.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Dayton (Ohio) with a degree in Accounting. While working for Price Waterhouse, he passed the CPA exam.
In 1983, Michael opened a Business Brokerage Firm in Cleveland, Ohio. After selling a "Mid-Size" Company in Tucson in 1988, he relocated here and started a Business Brokerage Practice. His firm has been located in the Executive Suites at New World Plaza since 1989.
Michael has personally brokered (sold) 486 businesses. Prior to discontinuing the rendering of Professional Business Valuations (Appraisals) in 1998, he had completed and rendered 118 such Appraisals.
CERTIFICATIONS: Besides having been a Certified Public Accountant (Ohio), Michael was previously a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), which is an accreditation through the International Business Brokers Association. At the time of Mr. Abbinante holding this designation there were only 489 such CBI's worldwide.
CURRENT ORGANIZATIONS: American Institute of CPA's, Arizona Business Brokers Association, Executives’ Association of Tucson, and a member of the Tucson Commercial Brokers' Roundtable.
PREVIOUS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Board Member of Beacon Foundation of Tucson, Board Member of Goodwill Industries, and Past President and Board Member of the Kachina Rotary Club of Tucson.
HIGHER PROFILE/LARGER TRANSACTIONS: Saguaro Potato Chip Co., Air-Cool Pad, Skeeles Engineering, Famous Sam's, Cuppuccino's, Mary Pechin's Art Company, Chocolate Iguana (3 locations), Desert Digs Landscaping, Merrit Tool and Gage, Allstate Transportation, Tucson Precision Engineering, Po Folks Restaurant (Sierra Vista), Adventure School, Frontier Towing, Pyramid Janitorial, Relax-The-Back Stores, the Phoenix and Tucson Offices of the New Horizon Computer Learning Centers, Famous Sam's (2 Locations), ATDA Delivery (Phoenix), Cow Palace Restaurant (Amado), DP Automotive (with 4 Industrial Acres), Cleaning Authority, Cruise America (Tucson), and Learning Labs of Tucson.