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HPG Partner Featured Speaker at US Department of Commerce Seminar

Industries: International Business

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 21, 2010)  Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today that firm partner Heather Dean will be the featured speaker at a seminar hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Held at the department’s Raleigh office on June 24, the seminar is part of the
“I Want to Learn More About International Trade” series.

“These seminars offer an excellent opportunity to discuss relevant information on doing business internationally,” says Dean. “I am excited to speak at the event and look forward to the discussions with other industry professionals.”

Dean will speak on tax-related issues for companies that export products globally. The discussion will include regulatory framework, entity formation, cross-border financial planning and permanent establishment considerations.

“Our clients increasingly operate in a multinational world in which knowledge of only domestic rules is inadequate. This seminar will provide valuable guidance on the tax and compliance regulations that these companies face,” says Sandra R. Edwards, director of the U.S. Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration Raleigh office. “We truly appreciate Heather speaking and keeping our clients more competitive and aware of international tax rules and regulations.”

A member of HPG since 2005, Dean became the firm’s youngest partner in 2008. She manages HPG’s corporate tax practice, working with clients in a variety of industries including biomedical and pharmaceutical, software and technology development, manufacturing, and venture funds.

The seminar will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 10900 World Trade Boulevard, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27617. For more information, visit

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):

HPG is the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom line by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. HPG is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Horwath alliances of firms, with offices worldwide. The firm leverages this to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science organizations, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, as well as providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services.

HPG has remained committed to advancing a thriving Triangle community since its founding in 1983. In recognition, the firm is the recipient of two Pinnacle Business Awards by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; the 2009 Large Entrepreneurial Business Award and the 2010 Integrity in Business Award. Several HPG partners are also the recipients of excellence awards, including the CED Outstanding Service and Entrepreneurial awards, Business Leader Magazine’s Impact Financial Leader and Dealmaker recognitions, and the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Women in Business awards. Visit of follow HPG on Twitter at