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A. Kent Pittman

Certified Public Accountant
(919) 232-5903


After acquiring a variety of experience while working with three local North Carolina firms, Kent became a founding partner of Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP in 1983. Kent is a member of the Firm’s executive committee, a partner in the Firm’s tax practice, and head of its partnership taxation services group.

Kent’s skills as a business and tax advisor to privately held companies and high-wealth individuals have allowed him to focus on helping businesses and individuals achieve financial success. Kent’s primary focus includes high-wealth individuals, owner-managed businesses and their executives, professional service firms and their executives, health care providers, real estate investment and their owners, and investment advisors. His experience has grown not only from working with a wide variety of successful clients, but also from experience gained from active involvement in the management of HPG over the past 34 years. The blend of actual experience in the management of a professional services firm with tax and business consulting skills, well positions Kent to deliver valuable services to the Firm’s clients.

Education and Professional Affiliations

B.S., Business Administration
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977

North Carolina Certificate #12126

Certificate of Educational Achievement in Tax Planning and Advising for Closely Held Businesses, American Institute of CPAs

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Tax Division of American Institute of CPAs

North Carolina Association of CPAs

Triangle Chapter of North Carolina Association of CPAs

Community Affiliations

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, Inc., former Treasurer
Occoneechee Council Boy Scouts of America, former Treasurer
Raleigh Kiwanis Club & Foundation, former Board of Directors Member
National Eagle Scout Association