Meet Clay Price & Associates, P.A.


Founder & President

Clay received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University. Clay founded his own firm shortly after entering public accounting. In August of 2014 he re-established his private practice. The new firm was created on the foundation of assisting his friends and clients achieve their financial goals while focusing on proactive tax planning and attention to personal service.  

Clay has significant expertise in tax consulting in a wide variety of areas, including business, individual and trust taxation, estate and gift taxes, not-for-profit taxation and small business concerns. 

Clay began his focus in forensics matters in 1993. He was a Director, in charge of litigation services, with Harris, Cotherman, Jones, Price & Associates when the firm joined Rehmann in 2012. In 2014 Clay founded Clay Price & Associate which has extensive involvement in providing professional services to numerous clients for forensic investigations, for commercial and domestic actions.

Mike Haesche

Senior Staff Accountant

Mike recently moved to Florida after owning a successful accounting firm in Bardonia, NY. Mike has a breadth of experience in both individual and corporate tax preparation over the past 30 years. Mike joined the firm in October 2021.

Joe Bruno

Senior Staff Accountant

Joe is originally from Long Island, New York; he moved to Florida in August of 2020. Joe has worked in various public accounting firms over the past 10 years. Joe joined Clay Price & Associates in November 2021 as a senior staff accountant to assist in the accounting practice.


Jan-Michael Kenney 

Staff Accountant

Jan-Michael is originally from Montana where he studied mechanical engineering at Montana State University.  After moving to Florida, he received his AA in Business Administration from Indian River State College, where he is currently enrolled in the Bachelor’s in Accounting program.  Jan-Michael has work exclusively in the litigation support department since joining Clay Price & Associates in 2014.  Prior to joining our office, Jan spent 8 years as the lead forensic analyst of an insurance appraisal company charged with settling commercial property claims ranging from $100,000 to over $50 million.  


Michael D. Ziemba

Accounting and tax professional

Mike is originally from Severna Park, Maryland. He graduated from University of Baltimore in 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. 


In 1985, Mike joined a large local accounting firm, Stegman & Company, and became an audit partner until his retirement in 2010. While at Stegman, Mike served a diverse base of public and non-public entities.  Mike worked extensively with clients from the manufacturing, biotech, gaming, not-for-profit, and professional services industries. 


In addition, Mike was the designated firm specialist for ERISA (retirement plan) audit engagements. 

After leaving public accounting in 2010, Mike worked as a controller for a publicly traded entity. 


Dave Whitney

Office Manager

Dave received an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Indian River State College. He originally joined Clay to assist in the litigation practice. Dave now serves as the office manager and administrative support for the firm.

Myra Perez


Myra was born and raised in The Bronx in New York City. As a child she lived in Puerto Rico and in the state of Connecticut. She moved to Florida in early 2015 and has worked in the legal field in several capacities for over 20 years. Myra joined Clay Price & Associates in 2021 as a paralegal to assist in the litigation practice.


Nancy Fulston  

Paralegal, Emeritus

Nancy is originally from upstate New York.  She has worked in the legal field in several capacities for over 20 years.  Nancy joined Clay Price & Associates in 2017 as a paralegal to assist in the litigation practice.

Peggy Surgeoner  


Peggy is a native Floridian who was born and raised in Coconut Grove. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami, with a major in Marketing and a minor in Finance. Peggy moved to Vero Beach in 2006 after years of enjoying summer vacations here with her family. She joined Clay Price & Associates at the end of 2021 where she serves as bookkeeper assisting clients with their various accounting needs. She is also the firm’s receptionist.