Debora May, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®

Debora May, CPA, CFP®, CDFA® focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • Divorce Planning
  • High Net Worth Client Needs
  • Investment Advice with Ongoing Management
  • Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
  • Women's Financial Planning Issues

Planning Specialties

Ms. May has significant experience in tax, financial planning for individuals and closely held businesses, collaborative divorce, divorce litigation support and negotiation for financial settlements in divorce.  She has provided expert testimony for attorneys in divorce and real estate matters, and participated in mediations for divorce.  She has also served as a financial neutral in more than 250 collaborative divorce cases. In addition, she is actively involved with individual tax work and has also represented clients in IRS and state audit matters.

Additional Information

Ms. May is a founding member of May Barnhard Investments (MBI) and the Chief Investment Officer. With over 30 years of experience in providing comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services, Ms. May is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planning™ professional and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™. She has been recognized as a Top Money Adviser in the metropolitan Washington, DC area in seven polls of that nature (October 1994, December 2002, Janurary 2009, November 2012, November 2014, April 2016, February 2018) sponsored by Washingtonian Magazine. In addition, Ms. May was recognized as an expert in financial issues arising from divorce in the November 2014 edition. She has been featured in the September 2014 and April 2016 edition of the Investor Advisor Magazine.

Ms. May is a graduate of the University of Maryland. She has served on many professional boards over the years including The Maryland Institute of Certified Financial Planners and the Maryland Collaborative Practice Council and the Montgomery County Divorce Roundtable. She has presented many educational programs for Financial Planning Associations and the Maryland Capital Area CPA's and Maryland State Bar to name a few.

Ms. May enjoys playing golf and visiting her adult children in California.

NAPFA Start Date

August 01, 2018


This Office

7910 Woodmont Ave Ste 500 Bethesda, MD 20814-3048 Phone: (240) 781-6208