Debbie joined Smith & Howard in 1991 after spending several years with a Big Four firm. As partner in charge of our Tax Services group, Debbie provides tax planning, compliance and advisory services to businesses and individuals. She specializes in merger and acquisition consulting, international taxation counsel, estate planning, transactional analysis, stock option analysis and entity selection. In addition to overseeing the tax planning and compliance services of the firm, Debbie leads our Manufacturing/Distribution team and our International Services team. She is also a member of our Technology and Hospitality teams.
Debbie graduated from Winthrop College with a BS in Finance and earned her Master's degree in Accounting Tax from Clemson University. She also holds the Personal Financial Specialist credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Debbie is a member of the AICPA, where she is a Member of the Tax Division, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Atlanta Tax Forum and the Atlanta Estate Planning Council. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance and leads Smith & Howard's involvement in that organization. Debbie is past Treasurer of Castle Chess, Inc.
Debbie, her husband and son live in Atlanta. She enjoys golfing and reading in her spare time.